User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
Last updated: Mar 11 2020 07:16 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Meet the spider, Fargo’s flood-fighting, sandbag-filling monster 11.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As floods have increased in frequency and severity over the past few decades, the garbage and recycling trucks that are usually housed in Fargo’s city garage are replaced by a highly organized sandbag-filling factory for a few days nearly every March.
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Letters to the Editor: Something we can do right now about our trash problem? Ban polystyrene 25.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Our plastic trash problem is out of control; one thing that can be done about it right now is banning the plastic-based foam commonly known as Styrofoam.

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'We are trapped in the house that killed our son' 24.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Zane Gbangbola was poisoned during flooding at his home. But has the full story of his death been told?
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Latinos Are Super Green. When Will Environmental Groups Realize? 23.2.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Adelina walked briskly everywhere—and never more so than on her daily errands to the open-air mercado near my aunt’s house in Mexico City. My 8-year-old self would try to keep up, braids flying, as I watched our housekeeper’s shopping bags swing on […]
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Op-Ed: More than 90% of U.S. plastic waste is never recycled. Here's how we can change that 21.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A new bill in Congress would put the onus on plastic manufacturers to solve the plastic pollution crisis, making them design and run waste and recycling programs.

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News Daily: Fly-tipping criminals and deadliest day for coronavirus 13.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Your morning briefing for Thursday 13 February 2020.
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Fly-tipping: Organised crime behind 'large rise' 13.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Gangs are setting up fake waste companies and dumping lorry loads of rubbish on private land.
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Column: How California's recycling culture may have inadvertently made us even more wasteful 5.2.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Richard Gertman, the guru of regenerating garbage, says the only way to end our plastic crisis is to stop using so much stuff in the first place.

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Bill proposes ban on plastic waste exports 30.1.2020 BBC: Science
Plastic waste exports to developing countries to be banned or restricted under new law.
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Family's relief after £20,000 gravy tub savings rescued from dump 29.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Two recycling workers managed to find the pensioner's life savings after they were accidentally thrown out.
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Editorial: China is putting the U.S. to shame in the fight against plastic trash 27.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

China's recently announced five-year plastic plan is a reminder of how behind the U.S. is when it comes to addressing the disposable plastic problem.

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Would Greta Thunberg generation play with these toys? 27.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Toymakers are far from ditching cheap plastic figures, but is the industry moving to more sustainable products?
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Malaysia returns 42 containers of 'illegal' plastic waste to UK 20.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Malaysia will not become "the garbage dump of the world", says the country's environment minister.
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Malaysia sends back trash, says it won't be the 'rubbish dump of the world' 20.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mostly wealthy countries, including the United States.

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Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items 20.1.2020 BBC: World
One of the world's biggest users of plastic plans to phase out most single-use items by 2025.
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Your $14 salad's not as eco-friendly as advertised — but Sweetgreen's trying 15.1.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Sweetgreen has long said nothing from its stores goes to landfill. On closer inspection, that's more aspiration than guarantee.

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Proposal to build on landfill next to a Denver school has neighbors worried about what lies beneath 13.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The field north of Place Bridge Academy looks ordinary enough, but neighbors are concerned that breaking the surface will put kids attending the Denver school - and their own health and property values - in danger.
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Child car seats: Why is it so hard to recycle them? 13.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Children under 12 must use a car seat, but many parents struggle to dispose of them responsibly afterwards.
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BBC Sound of 2020: Indescribable indie band Easy Life are the runners-up 8.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Mixing wonky hip-hop, psychedelic jazz and woozy pop, Easy Life are being tipped for success.
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Opinion: In life's winter, it's easier to be astounded by the spring 31.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

We older people should get more credit for our decorum, especially considering all we have lost and are losing.

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