User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
Last updated: Jun 13 2020 19:22 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing a tidal wave of plastic waste 13.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

Activists worry that all those coronavirus masks, medical kits, takeout containers and grocery bags are setting back a global fight to curb single-use plastic.

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Coronavirus: Calls for clarity as tips due to reopen 1.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
Some authorities say waste sites will reopen at the weekend, while others say further guidance is needed.
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Coronavirus prompts Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend California's plastic bag ban 24.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

Newsom announced Thursday that he signed an executive order to suspend the 2016 plastic bag ban for 60 days after hearing concerns from the California Grocers Assn. about shoppers bringing reusable bags from home.

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Denver to re-open city golf courses starting Wednesday with social distancing policies enforced 21.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Golfers in the Denver area have reason to celebrate this week with the announcement that city courses will re-open to the public starting Wednesday with strict social distancing policies enforced.
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Coronavirus: Fly-tipping rise prompts plea to reopen tips 17.4.2020 BBC: Front Page
Some local authorities say they have seen a "sharp rise" in illegal dumping.
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Why proper trash, recycling and compost disposal are critical to Denver health amid coronavirus pandemic 14.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The dramatic rise in home activity during the Coronavirus pandemic has increased the exposure risk to an underappreciated and essential City of Denver workforce -- residential trash, recycling and compost removal.
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'These people are warriors.' Meet the waste workers taking risks to sort your recyclables 6.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Even as the coronavirus rages, workers in parts of California continue the job of picking up and sorting through waste and recycled items.

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Plastic wars: Industry spent millions selling recycling — to sell more plastic 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
An investigation from NPR and the PBS show “Frontline” found oil and gas companies had serious doubts that plastic recycling was viable, but promoted it to keep profits high and plastic bans at bay.
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Medical waste industry braces for flood of virus-contaminated trash 30.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Bracing for an onslaught of trash contaminated by the coronavirus, medical waste haulers are seeking special exemptions.

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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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