User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
Last updated: Aug 25 2019 24:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Bear that attacked person in Aspen is captured, killed 24.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State wildlife officers say they trapped and killed a bear that attacked an Aspen restaurant manager.
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A School in India is Accepting Trash to Pay For Student Fees 24.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Each week, students at the Akshar Foundation School in Assam are asked to bring in 25 recyclable plastic items, which are then transformed into low-cost, durable construction material.
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More U.S. towns are feeling the pinch as recycling becomes costlier 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.
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U.S. recycling industry struggles to figure out a future without China 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
China is no longer taking the world's waste. The U.S. recycling industry is overwhelmed — it can't keep up with the plastic being churned out. This doesn't bode well for our plastic waste problem.
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Column: I took the contents of my blue bin to the recycling center. Here's what I learned 17.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

What can be recycled in Los Angeles? Some plastic, all glass, most paper, but not your garden hose.

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Scientists identify a new source of air pollution — tiny shreds of microplastic 15.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Tiny shreds of microplastic – which may contain varnish, rubber, or toxic chemicals – cause significant air pollution, both on land and over the seas.

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Op-Ed: California is leading a pro-worker resistance 15.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Partnerships between labor and the environmental movement in California could be models for rebuilding worker power elsewhere in the nation.

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As California's recycling industry struggles, companies and consumers are forced to adapt 14.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

California's recycling industry has struggled since China banned imports of plastics and other material. Experts say changes are vital to overcome a waste glut.

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How bad is Pakistan's plastic bag problem? See for yourself 14.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Prime Minister Imran Khan's ban on plastic bags in Pakistan goes into effect on Aug. 14. Environmentalists say it's a good idea — but argue that the plan is flawed.
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Couple serve up wedding breakfast - with a twist 13.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
A bride and groom surprise guests at their wedding with a feast made from surplus food.
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Editorial: A plastic bottle ban that's so crazy it just might work 9.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

S.F. airport's ban on sales of water in plastic bottles is extreme, but extreme is what the plastic trash crisis demands.

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“This Shithole Made Me”: 4 Extremely Online Writers on How the Internet Broke Our Brains and How We Can Unbreak Them 8.8.2019 Mother Jones
Can the very online ever unplug? An entire cottage industry has sprung up around this particular anxiety: everything from offline vacations and “digital detox” apps to books about how we might uncouple ourselves from an economic order in which our very attention is a commodity. Mother Jones put the question to four writers with varying […]
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Campaign #FillTheBottle aims to tidy up cigarette butts 8.8.2019 BBC: World
French social media campaign #FillTheBottle is highlighting the environmental impact of cigarettes.
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Plastics or people? At least 1 of them has to change to clean up our mess 30.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As consumers rebel against plastic waste, there's a growing question: Do we invent something people can toss without harming the environment or do we change people by giving them a chance to reuse?
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Sri Lankans demand UK take back rotting waste 24.7.2019 BBC: World
Decomposing containers containing hazardous waste, labelled as "recycling", arrived from the UK.
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Ben Nevis walkers told not to drop banana skins 17.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
A clean-up of the UK's highest mountain found 8kg of peelings which can take two years to degrade.
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Michael Gove: Time running out to stop damage to planet 16.7.2019 BBC: Science
Mr Gove says there is a moral, political and economic imperative to tackle climate change.
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Australian seagulls carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs 10.7.2019 BBC: World
Scientists say at least 20% of gulls carry the bacteria, which they fear can be passed onto humans.
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Plastic has a big carbon footprint -- but that isn't the whole story 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plastic waste litters cities, oceans and even the air. Largely overlooked is how making plastic affects the environment. Plastic is a big contributor to global warming. So are its alternatives.
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My Country Is Not a Dumping Ground for Your Garbage | Opinion 8.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Thousands of tons of plastic "recycling" have been sent to Malaysia from the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Europe, Japan and elsewhere. It's time these nations stepped up to help deal with their own waste.
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