User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
Last updated: Nov 21 2019 07:31 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Diving to save Indonesia's coral reefs from plastic 21.11.2019 BBC: Science
Tenia Lestari leads a network of volunteer divers who clear rubbish from the coral reefs and recycle what they find.
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Minneapolis ends residential battery recycling amid fire concerns 20.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minneapolis officials said Tuesday that batteries will no longer be picked up from residential recycling, although some will be allowed in the trash. Hennepin County also recently curbed its battery recycling over worries about fires.
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America Recycles Day Encouraged Recycling. It Was Sponsored by Companies That Produce a Ton of Plastic. 16.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. America’s government-backed national recycling awareness day is being used as cover by large corporations that are churning out enormous volumes of plastic that end up strewn across landscapes, rivers and in the ocean, critics have said. The America Recycles […]
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China's mega-dump already full - 25 years early 15.11.2019 BBC: World
China collects hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste a year - and dealing with it is a problem.
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Could 'invisible barcodes' revolutionise recycling? 14.11.2019 BBC: Science
A pilot is in progress to see if invisible barcodes on packaging can improve recycling rates.
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The tiny plastic packages that are fueling Asia's waste crisis 10.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Single-use sachets have helped low-income consumers but cannot be easily recycled, and are spilling into the oceans.

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Editorial: It's time to talk about a California plastic tax 8.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A ballot measure filed this week proposes a one penny tax on plastic packaging in California.

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Lebanon protests: How WhatsApp tax anger revealed a much deeper crisis 7.11.2019 BBC: World
A grassroots protest movement in Lebanon has been born - one that is uniting people more than ever.
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Haulers' beef complicates deer disposal effort 5.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Wildlife managers are scrambling to find a way to move thousands of deer carcasses after the state trash hauler suddenly refused to handle them just days before the opening of rifle season. Officials are getting little sympathy from local trash haulers, who say it’s the state’s own fault.
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Editorial: Lebanon's exciting and dangerous demands for change 2.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Lebanon, roiled by political protests, is also drowning in garbage. The two phenomena are linked.

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This Indonesian village thrives on American trash. Its future is bleak 25.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Asia's crackdown on plastic waste, aimed at protecting the environment, is bad news for small-time recyclers in Indonesia who make a living sorting foreign garbage.

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Newsletter: California burns again 25.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES California Burns Again Fueled by violent winds from the northeast, fires erupted on dry hills across California, tearing through oaks and vineyards in Sonoma County and burning homes hundreds of miles away in subdivisions near Santa Clarita.

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Sea gulls love In-N-Out. But their diet may be changing their Channel Islands home 22.10.2019 LA Times: Science

Will dumpster-diving sea gulls change the very chemistry of California's Channel Islands?

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Engagement ring found after Caldicot waste site search 13.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
Two refuse centre workers trawl through hundreds of bags to find a woman's missing ring.
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Minnesota officials burn, bury, worry as chronic wasting spreads 8.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There is no perfect, affordable way to dispose of deer carcasses potentially infected with chronic wasting disease. Crow Wing County offers a look at the stark challenges some Minnesota communities face as they try to keep the disease in check and control the environmental contamination.
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Is this the in-flight meal tray of the future? 7.10.2019 BBC: Business
Each year, an estimated 5.7 million tonnes of cabin waste is generated on passenger flights.
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Opinion: Seven things you probably don't know about L.A.'s smog 2.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Smog killed L.A.'s farms and other facts about our toxic air.

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Where does recycling and rubbish from the UK go? 30.9.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
As a company is fined for sending UK waste to China, just where does our recycling and rubbish go?
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Biffa fined £350k for contaminated China paper shipment 27.9.2019 BBC: Business
Paper bales for recycling being shipped abroad contained nappies and condoms, inspectors found.
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Recovery begins after weekend storms roll through Grand Forks and region 24.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A collection of businesses, nonprofits and individual volunteers are organizing cleanup efforts on behalf of Grand Forks. The Upper Red River Valley Community Organizations Active in Disasters is helping people who otherwise have little support.
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