User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
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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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Amazon in row over plastic packaging 21.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
The retail giant has angered customers by introducing a new range of plastic envelopes for deliveries.
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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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Millions of old gadgets 'stockpiled in drawers' 21.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
Public urged to "recycle their tech" as rare, valuable materials in millions of old devices languish in UK homes.
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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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Op-Ed: My restaurant shifted away from plastics. Requiring the same of others would be good for California 19.8.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Plastic packaging is the easy choice for restaurants. A new law would require a shift to products better for the environment.

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Paros - the Greek paradise island that wants to ditch plastic 19.8.2019 BBC: World
Paros in Greece is at the centre of a drive to turn it into the world's first island free of plastic waste.
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The 10 surprising things you can't recycle 18.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
After McDonald's says its paper straws cannot be recycled, what other items only go in general waste?
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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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Newsletter: Today: Is the recycling crisis our wake-up call? 15.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A ban in China has left the U.S. with a glut of once-recyclable junk and an industry crisis.

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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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Hoping to get a nickel for that can? With California's recycling crisis, good luck 14.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

When California's largest operator of recycling redemption centers, RePlanet, went out of business last week, the state suddenly lost nearly one-fifth of its redemption centers in one day.

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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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Letters to the Editor: Recycling won't save us -- using less plastic is our only option 13.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

We need to stop using disposable plastic containers to carry food. San Francisco airport's ban on plastic bottles is a step in the right direction.

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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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Katharine Hamnett: Fashion tax is 'stupid' 6.8.2019 BBC: Business
Designer Katharine Hamnett says legislation is needed to force fashion brands to stop fast fashion.
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McDonald's paper straws 'fully recyclable' makers say 6.8.2019 BBC: Business
The manufacturer of the straws says the UK's recycling infrastructure needs more investment.
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McDonald's Eco-Friendly Paper Straws Can't Be Recycled and Must Be Thrown Away With General Waste 5.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"People will be left wondering whether this was just greenwash or a monumental cock-up," a former climate change secretary said of the fast food chain's switch to paper straws in the U.K.
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McDonald's paper straws cannot be recycled 5.8.2019 BBC: Business
The firm says because of the thickness of the materials, the straws should be put into general waste.
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