User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
Last updated: Jan 23 2019 12:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Compostables, Meant to Cut Plastic Waste, Are Stumbling 23.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Compostable bags, cups and cutlery are becoming more popular amid the mounting backlash against plastic waste, but many products aren’t making it to the compost heap.
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Single-use coffee cups: Wales urged to bring in 'latte levy' 20.1.2019 BBC: Business
Environmental campaigners say Wales should take the initiative with a tax on disposable coffee cups.
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Former L.A. Councilman Greig Smith tapped to fill vacant seat until election 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For the first time in half a century, city officials say, the Los Angeles City Council has appointed someone to serve as a voting member on the council.

Former Councilman Greig Smith was chosen Tuesday to temporarily fill a council seat that was vacated by Mitchell Englander, a spot he could hold...

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Contact lens recycling scheme launched across UK 15.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
The programme will give contact lens wearers the opportunity to recycle their lenses for free.
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The Costly, Complicated Process of Cleaning Up a Toxic River 10.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. East of Spokane, Washington, the ghost of decades-old industrial pollution still haunts the groundwater. Laden with chemicals that can cause cancer and developmental disabilities, the subsurface water flows into the Spokane River before it winds through the city and then […]
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10 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastics Use in 2019 5.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Plastic has become perhaps the most demonized material of the last 12 months, as the scale of pollution in the oceans becomes increasingly apparent. With dire predictions that if nothing is done there will be more plastic in the seas by weight than fish by 2050, […]
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Eat your Christmas tree (and five other top tips) 5.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
Some advice on what to do to prolong the life of your sad dying Christmas tree.
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Climate change: We challenged three people to transform their daily habits 4.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
Our green guinea pigs agreed to make as many changes as possible for a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
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The Indian men who make money selling trash 2.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
What happens when cities don't collect rubbish door-to-door? Enter the enterprising scrap dealers.
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Remember That $20 Million Ocean Cleanup Project? It Isn’t Working. 1.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The $20 million effort to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has hit a bit of a snafu. Organizers for The Ocean Cleanup, which launched the project in September, already had their work cut out for them—the floating garbage patch […]
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Recycling: Where is the plastic waste mountain? 1.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
A year ago China imposed a ban on waste imports, so what's happened to the UK's plastic?
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How mountains of U.S. plastic waste ended up in Malaysia, broken down by workers for $10 a day 30.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In a derelict warehouse complex plastered with “For Rent” signs an hour from the Malaysian capital, four women squatted on upturned buckets. Their fingernails were cracked and nubby, their headscarves dampened with sweat.

Wielding hair dryers, they heated and peeled labels from a waist-high pile...

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The booming trade in second-hand books 28.12.2018 BBC: Business
Ladybird books, periodicals, textbooks and signed copies are making more money than ever for used-book sellers.
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Your Christmas tree could help save the planet 27.12.2018 BBC: Science
Recycling your Christmas tree could help provide the materials needed to make food sweeteners and paint, as well as help cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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Pedestrian struck when trash truck topples over in San Juan Capistrano 22.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A trash truck flipped over and struck a woman Friday morning in San Juan Capistrano, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said.

The crash was reported about 9:15 a.m. along Del Obispo Street, near Via Belardes.

Authorities said the truck lost control, toppled over and struck a woman who was walking...

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News Daily: Waste strategy and cabinet to talk no-deal Brexit 18.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
Your morning briefing for 18 December 2018.
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Why plastic recycling is so confusing 18.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
England is recycling more plastic than ever - but for this to continue, the system needs to change.
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Waste plan floats bottle deposit scheme 18.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
People will have to pay a returnable deposit on bottles, cans and disposable cups in a new strategy.
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Walkers launches recycling scheme after storm over crisp packets 10.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
Campaigners welcome the move, which comes after the snack firm was targeted over recycling.
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Why some see Chile's plastic bag ban as a rubbish proposal 2.12.2018 BBC: Science
Chile has banned stores from handing out free plastic bags to shoppers and it is a headache for some.
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