User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
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Fire breaks out in northeast Denver recycling yard, plume of black smoke visible for miles 11.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A fire broke out at a recycling yard in northeast Denver on Tuesday afternoon, releasing a large plume of black smoke into the air.
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A new gold rush? 6.7.2018 BBC: Business
Discarded phones and televisions are a rich source of metals, and e-waste miners see money-making potential.
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China has refused to recycle the West's plastics. What now? 29.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
So where will all those bottles and bags end up? A new study looks at what's happening.
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There is a strong link between plastic and poverty: Heather Koldewey 5.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Environmentalist Heather Koldewey emphasises the need for finding a sustainable solution to protect marine life
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Designer Rina Singh on stitching sustainable fashion stories 5.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Every year when we celebrate the World Environment Day, the talk of sustainable fashion gains momentum. Designer Rina Singh says for her sustainabili
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Forest Service patrollers to help keep Dillon Ranger District safe from wildfires 2.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
A freshly trained team of U.S. Forest Service patrollers set out on the Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest this week, beginning a summer-long project to prevent wildfires and protect natural resources.
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Longmont residents pushing for ordinance requiring recycling at multi-family properties 2.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
As a committee of Longmont residents and the city staff's environmental sustainability plan urge the adoption of a commercial recycling requirement for multi-family developments, some dedicated renters continue hauling materials themselves to the Waste Diversion Center.
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Loveland residents sue city over months of basement flooding 2.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Two Loveland homeowners have filed a complaint against the city seeking $15,000 for damages for flooding that occurred in their home in 2016 that they say was the result of a poorly maintained city water line.
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Football urged to tackle single-use plastics problem 31.5.2018 BBC: Business
Football leagues in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are urged to stop using single-use plastic.
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EU proposes ban on straws and other single-use plastics 28.5.2018 BBC: Business
The European Union wants to reduce the sale of single-use plastics in supermarkets.
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Suez waste company calls for 'pay-as-you-throw' to help recycling 28.5.2018 BBC: Business
Suez wants microchips in bins and says all packaging should have to be 50% recycled by 2025.
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Denver’s hunt for next police chief advances, as city reveals salary, sets 4 public meetings and forms search committee 18.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A search committee has been formed and community meetings have been schedule in the selection process for the next Denver Police Department chief.
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America’s nuclear problem 12.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
It is estimated that an average American generates about 4.4 pounds of trash every day, totalling 254 million tonnes for the country each year. This i
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A planned Denver-area trash/recycling site drew a stink from neighbors, then a fast-growing town killed it by annexing the land 7.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Could a battle over 12 acres of vacant land deep in Denver's suburbs serve as the setting for a new -- and some say overly aggressive -- approach to annexation, one likely driven by the metro area's mushrooming growth and ever shrinking supply of available land?
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Electronics-recycling innovator is going to prison for trying to extend computers' lives 27.4.2018 L.A. Times - Technology News

A Southern California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the “restore discs” he made to extend computers’ lives had no financial value, instead ruling that he...

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The Exide plant in Vernon closed 3 years ago. The vast majority of lead-contaminated properties remain uncleaned 26.4.2018 LA Times: Environment

Lupe Perez knows the soil outside her Boyle Heights apartment is contaminated with lead. But it’s not easy keeping her 3-year-old daughter away from a yard riddled with the brain-damaging poison.

“I try to tell her not to touch the dirt or play with the dirt, but, I mean, she’s going to step on...

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Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution 26.4.2018 BBC: Business
More than 40 firms including Coca-Cola have promised to reduce harmful packaging.
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Measure to block take-out container laws advances but is unlikely to become law 25.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A bill that would overturn local ordinances that ban non-recyclable containers cleared a committee, but may not make it to a floor vote.
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Coffee chain Boston Tea Party 'first' to ban disposable cups 24.4.2018 BBC: Business
Boston Tea Party, which has 21 branches, will not sell coffee in disposable cups from June.
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This Earth Day: You tell us how to reduce, reuse and recycle 21.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Happy Earth Day!

We asked readers for their favorite ways to curb single-use plastics, recycle more, consume less and generally do their part to celebrate Earth Day every day.

Here are a few of their tips. If you want to share your best tips for going green, email us at home@latimes.com and we...

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