User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
Last updated: Jun 18 2019 06:20 IST RSS 2.0
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Ministers 'reject' report's fast fashion advice 18.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
Ministers say "no" to MPs' plans cut waste and emissions from fashion industry.
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Replacing plastic: Can bacteria help us break the habit? 17.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Entrepreneurs are eager to find substitutes for plastic that naturally degrade. One option is a "natural" plastic made by microbes and then eaten by them. But the process is still in the early days.
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Asian countries take a stand against the rich world’s plastic waste 17.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When the MV Bavaria cargo ship chugged out of a Philippine port one morning last month carrying 69 containers of rotted Canadian garbage, it didn’t just end a messy diplomatic spat between the two countries.

It also signaled a sea change in the global recycling system.

After years of pressure,...

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Don’t recycle plastic — stop using it instead 13.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Really? A proposed state law that would require a 20% plastic recycling rate by 2024, gradually increasing to 75% by 2030?

It is old news that recycling programs are being canceled and that plastic has little value on the recycle market. The “goal” of getting three-quarters of it...

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A call to arms to fight the 'war on plastic' 10.6.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
BBC One presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall investigates what we can all do to reduce our use of plastic.
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California has to stop thinking small in the fight against plastic trash 8.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

There’s no doubt that the tiny plastic shampoo and lotion bottles provided to hotel customers are extravagantly wasteful. At most, they contain enough product for a couple of uses before they are tossed. But they represent just a small drop in the ocean-sized environmental disaster of single-use...

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Mediterranean plastic pollution hotspots highlighted in report 7.6.2019 BBC: World
A new report names nine coastlines, including top tourist spots, where contamination is at its worst.
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The makeup aisle’s ugly side is made of plastic waste 6.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Health and beauty products are meant to be aesthetically pleasing.

It’s a category in which packaging is as important as ingredients when it comes to standing out in a galaxy of cute little containers. It’s also an industry with a built-in advantage, since looking younger, smelling nicer or simply...

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Oil giants bet their futures on plastic — just in time for a plastic-trash crackdown 6.6.2019 LA Times: Business

As the world strives to wean itself off fossil fuels, oil companies have been turning to plastic as the key to their future. Now that’s looking overly optimistic.

The global crackdown on plastic trash threatens to take a big chunk out of demand growth just as oil companies such as Saudi Aramco...

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When Minnesota cities take over trash collection, they take heat. But sometimes it pays off 5.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There's an ongoing battle over the freedom to decide who hauls trash away. Like St. Paul, some Minnesota cities have struggled to control trash collection, but others have made it a part of their broader efforts to help the environment.
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Why some countries are shipping back plastic waste 2.6.2019 BBC: World
More and more countries are refusing to be a "dumping ground" for wealthier nations.
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Trash collector dumps his load and finds a man amid the refuse, Fresno police say 1.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A garbage man made an unsettling discovery after he arrived at a Fresno recycling center before dawn Friday at the end of his trash-collection rounds. He had just dumped what appeared to be a bloodied body, police said.

The trash collector was further shocked to find that the man was still alive,...

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Philippines sends tonnes of rubbish back to Canada 31.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
The Philippines says the rubbish was falsely labelled as plastic recycling when it was sent in 2014.
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Judge: Voters should decide fate of St. Paul's new trash pickup system 31.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Three residents sued the city after it reached a 2017 agreement with garbage haulers that centralized collection. Before that, residents had to arrange their own trash pickup.
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Could making recycling pay save the planet? 29.5.2019 BBC: Business
Encouraging recycling as a moral good may not make sense.
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'There's nothing to stop me working' 27.5.2019 BBC: Business
The numbers of over 70s still working has more than doubled in the past decade.
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There’s a trash and rodent nightmare in downtown L.A., and plenty of blame to go around 25.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The trash trucks arrived early Wednesday afternoon, and members of the cleanup team from the Los Angeles Sanitation division came with protective yellow coveralls and white masks.

A mountain of rotting, oozing, stinking trash awaited them, stretching a good 20 yards along a skid row alley. Rats...

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Climate change: Bafta calls for more environment plot lines on TV 15.5.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
New research by Bafta found references to "climate change" lag far behind "beer" or "sex" in UK TV shows.
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Bring your own lunchbox to cut plastic waste, says charity 14.5.2019 BBC: Business
The UK's lunch-on-the-go habit is creating nearly 11bn items of waste a year, say campaigners.
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Your next swimsuit might have started life as a fishing net 10.5.2019 LA Times: Business

To you, it’s a garbage dump. To Italian entrepreneur Giulio Bonazzi, it’s the launchpad for a Stella McCartney handbag or a pair of Levi’s jeans.

“When I look at a landfill, I see a gold mine,” Bonazzi, the founder and chief executive of nylon manufacturer Aquafil, said in an interview.

As volumes...

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