User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Solid Waste
Last updated: Dec 26 2018 20:05 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Hong Kong's police were once revered. Now an ex-cop says they're a blunt tool of Chinese control 28.12.2019 LA Times: Nation

Trust in the Police Force has deteriorated after months of protests. A former cop says he sees increasingly sees the agency as a tool of oppression.

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Greenest way to get rid of your Christmas tree? It might be the garbage truck 27.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture warns that Christmas trees brought in from outside the state may contain pests harmful to the environment. The agency is urging people not to toss trees or holiday greenery into the woods or compost.
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Students want climate change lessons. Schools aren't ready 24.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

Not too long ago Coral Ben-Aharon, a 15-year-old sophomore at Granada Hills Charter High School, didn't bother to use her school's recycling bins — and didn't know how plastic waste contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

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Editorial: Compostable plastic? Not so much 22.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Feeling good about that compostable cup you bought your juice in? It's very unlikely it is actually getting composted. Sorry

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Donna Nook: Seal image 'highlights impact of marine litter' 2.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
The image of a seal with a Starbucks bottle in its mouth was shared widely online.
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Letters to the Editor: California might need a ballot initiative to fix recycling 30.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Until recycling centers reopen in California, the state should stop collecting a deposit for each plastic bottle. A ballot initiative should be considered.

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Afghanistan woman breaks ground with Kabul recycling plant 25.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Zuhal Atmar is the first woman in Afghanistan to run a recycling plant, driven by her wish to help the environment and fight climate change.

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Editorial: The EPA's new recycling plan is straight out of 1985 24.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The EPA recycling plan for 2020 relies on outdated and failed thinking about waste.

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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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