User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
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Plastic recycling in South Korea was already in crisis. The pandemic is pushing it to the brink 21.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The surge in plastic waste caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may push over the edge an already fragile ecosystem of recycling plastic, already strained by falling oil prices and interruptions in the global trade in recyclables.

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Editorial: Don't despair. California's fight against plastic trash is far from over 8.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The failure of a landmark plastic pollution bill in the Legislature in August was a setback, but not the end of the effort to reduce plastic trash.

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Top food brands lack green packaging, says Which? 24.9.2020 BBC: Business
Pringles, Cadbury and Babybel are among big names that failed the Which? recycling test.
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Documenting lockdown through drone photography 23.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Chris Gorman captured unique images of empty shopping malls and theme parks.
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Here are some easy ways to make sustainable choices during the pandemic 16.9.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Appalled by the tidal wave of single-use plastic from takeout and more? Experts give tips for how to be eco-friendly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus: Disposable masks 'causing enormous plastic waste' 13.9.2020 BBC: Science
The government is urged to do more to get people to wear reusable, washable face coverings.
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Why Do Oil Companies Care So Much About Your Carbon Footprint 31.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. If only there were an app that would let you track your personal carbon footprint in real-time, like a FitBit. You could watch the weight of your emissions grow as you drove to the store, took a bus to […]
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Christchurch shooting: Grief and defiance as victims confront gunman 26.8.2020 BBC: World
Almost 100 survivors and relatives of victims confronted Australian gunman Brenton Tarrant.
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Solar Panels Are Starting to Die. What Will We Do With the Megatons of Toxic Trash? 24.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Solar panels are an increasingly important source of renewable power that will play an essential role in fighting climate change. They are also complex pieces of technology that become big, bulky sheets of electronic waste at the end of […]
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Editorial: California has the cure for the plastic plague. Let's use it 23.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the plastic trash problem. California lawmakers have the solution, and they can't put if off any longer.

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Denver’s war on plastics: Another casualty of COVID-19 29.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
As people continue to work and play at home, Denver residents create more trash and that's pushing the city's solid waste division to keep up.
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This farmer in Pomona will inspire you to plant your own garden, no matter how small 28.7.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Farmer Rishi Kumar grows top-tier fruits and offers gardening tips on Instagram: "Gardening is such an important way of connecting with the earth, connecting with ourselves and eating well."

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India's growing Covid-19 waste challenges workers 13.7.2020 BBC: World
Millions are using gloves and masks but safely discarding them is proving to be challenge.
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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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