User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
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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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Five myths about recycling 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
This myth has been kicking around for decades. Daniel K. Benjamin, a senior fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, recently told Big Think, “In most cities across the nation, recyclin...
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Race management 20.4.2018 BBC: Business
This weekend's London Marathon will make 90,000 compostable cups available for runners.
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'Poop Train' full of NYC sewage raises stink in Alabama town 18.4.2018 AP National
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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UK chain Costa pledges new recycling targets for coffee cups 18.4.2018 Washington Post: World
A U.K. coffee house chain has pledged to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020, trying to appease public anxiety over the increasing levels of waste in the world’s oceans.
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UK chain Costa pledges new recycling targets for coffee cups 18.4.2018 AP Business
LONDON (AP) -- A U.K. coffee house chain has pledged to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020, trying to appease public anxiety over the increasing levels of waste in the world's oceans....
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'It smells like death:' Alabama endures NYC 'poop train' 18.4.2018 AP Top News
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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Costa Coffee vows to boost cup recycling 18.4.2018 BBC: Business
The UK's biggest coffee chain says it will recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020.
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Investigation of dead body leads police to home near school 13.4.2018 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- An investigation into a body found at a Spokane recycling center led police to a home near an elementary school....
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Amid Trade Feud, Recycling Is in Danger of Landing on Trash Heap 12.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
The U.S. generates more recyclable waste than any other country and China is the top customer for that scrap. China’s 25% tariff on U.S. scrap aluminum would make reusable metal from other countries more appealing.
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Sanitation worker safety: Group wants penalties passed 5.4.2018 AP Business
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Kenny Lawson loved being a garbage collector....
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Deposit return scheme: Who would pay? 28.3.2018 BBC: Business
The plastics industry says a deposit return scheme would mean consumers would have to pay more for drinks.
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Drinks bottles and can deposit return scheme proposed 28.3.2018 BBC: Business
A money-back scheme for returning glass, plastic bottles and cans in England is to be introduced.
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New way to recycle lithium-ion batteries could be a lifeline for electric cars and the environment 17.3.2018 L.A. Times - Technology News

The promise of a global electric-vehicle transformation has a looming problem.

The cathodes in the lithium-ion batteries typically used in electric vehicles are made of metal oxides that contain cobalt, a metal found in finite supplies and concentrated in one of the globe’s more precarious countries.

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Rotten ideas 16.3.2018 BBC: Business
As the fight against plastic pollution gains momentum, firms are tackling the issue in different ways.
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St. Paul says it has tackled recycling problems 16.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
After a rough start last winter, St. Paul says it has put its recycling problems behind it and is ready to tackle its next challenge: organized garbage collection.
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Consumers think they’re recycling. It’s ending up in a landfill: Trash-tracking project in Denver highlights problem with Starbucks cups 14.3.2018 Denver Post: Business
On-the-run coffee drinkers toss away tens of millions of Starbucks cups each day. Alpine Waste & Recycling is close to figuring out how to recycle them in Denver.
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War on plastic may do more harm than good, warns think tank 14.3.2018 BBC: Business
A think tank warns of the risk of unintended consequences from the current concern over plastics.
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L.A.'s new recycling program sees a decline in missed pickup complaints after rocky start 8.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The refuse companies hired to carry out L.A.’s new recycling program may have finally gotten a handle on their pickup problems.

Complaints about missed garbage collection plummeted 68% in Los Angeles in February compared with the prior month, according to figures released Wednesday by the city’s...

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