User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
Last updated: Jan 20 2018 24:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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H&M faced backlash over its 'monkey' sweatshirt ad. It isn't the company's only controversy. 20.1.2018 Washington Post
H&M faced backlash over its 'monkey' sweatshirt ad. It isn't the company's only controversy.
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Coca-Cola pledges to recycle all packaging by 2030 19.1.2018 BBC: Business
The drinks giant is pledging to reclaim a used can or bottle for every one sold.
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Turkish garbage collectors find joy in books and music 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Discarded metal objects and rubbish container are used by a band, while reading material left in the trash is stored in a free library
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Foes of L.A.'s new recycling program are pushing for a repeal at the ballot box 19.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Opponents of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s problem-plagued recycling initiative launched a campaign Thursday to dismantle the program, saying they want voters to replace it with a simpler trash system.

Valley Village resident David Hernandez said business owners, landlords and others have begun...

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What’s on MPR News today? 1/18/18 18.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Here are the topics and guests you'll hear today on MPR News.
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McDonald’s to recycle packaging, use renewable material 17.1.2018 SFGate: Business & Technology
McDonald’s will recycle packaging in all of its almost 37,000 restaurants globally by 2025, the company announced Tuesday. McDonald’s also announced that all of its packaging will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources where no deforestation occurs by 2025. These are big steps for the burger giant, and the move could pressure other large companies to follow suit. Increasingly, consumers and investors are demanding that corporations make commitments on global issues such as environmental sustainability and animal welfare. Currently, only about 10 percent of McDonald’s restaurants globally are recycling packaging.
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McDonald's to recycle packaging in all locations globally by 2025 16.1.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
McDonald’s will recycle packaging in all of its almost 37,000 restaurants globally by 2025, the company announced Tuesday. McDonald’s also announced that all of its packaging will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources where no deforestation occurs by 2025. These are big steps for ...
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Jefferson County inmates give back to community by making pet beds for homeless animals 16.1.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Between mending linens, like uniforms and blankets, for re-circulation in the jail, inmates at Jefferson County Detention Services facility are making pet beds for homeless dogs and cats.
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War on waste 14.1.2018 BBC: Business
How the UK's big retailers are trying to reduce the amount of avoidable plastic waste they produce.
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Will taps run dry? 12.1.2018 BBC: Technology
With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.
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Soaring trash bills are an example of how difficult L.A. has become for the middle class 11.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: I work as a property manager for homeowner associations and have seen how the city’s new trash franchise system is hurting our communities. (“L.A.’s new recycling program has more than 28,000 complaints for missed trash pickup,” Jan. 7)

This week, I received the monthly bill for...

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The raw water craze threatens to undo one of our major public health achievements 11.1.2018 Washington Post
The raw water craze threatens to undo one of our major public health achievements
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Coconut controversy: Shoppers query use of plastic wrapping 10.1.2018 BBC: Business
Sainsbury's boss agrees the wrapping on coconuts is "daft" - but its supplier says it is recyclable.
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We know L.A.'s new recycling program is a fiasco, but how'd it get so screwed up? 10.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When it comes to bureaucratic bungling by school districts, utility companies and City Hall, Los Angeles has always been an Olympic contender.

I can’t complain, given all the columns I’ve gotten out of the computerized payroll screw-ups and student-tracking debacles at L.A. Unified, along with...

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Still hanging on to your Christmas tree? It’s not too late to turn it into mulch. 10.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver's Christmas tree recycling program turns the holiday decorations into mulch.
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Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection 9.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica. Shortly before 5 a.m. on a recent November night, a garbage truck with a New York Yankees decal on the side sped through a red light on an empty street in the Bronx. The two workers aboard were running late. Before long, they would start getting calls from […]
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Italy nabs mob clan controlling bakeries, funerals, migrants 9.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Police in Italy and Germany seized 50 million euros ($60 million) in mafia assets and arrested more than 160 people, accusing them of running a huge mob-controlled commercial and political empire involving everything from bread and wine sales to funeral services, migrant housing and garbage recycling.
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L.A.'s new recycling program has more than 28,000 complaints for missed trash pickup 7.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

L.A.’s commercial-trash customers have filed more than 28,000 reports of missed collections since July, the latest sign of a turbulent roll-out for the city’s new recycling program.

The numbers, compiled by the Bureau of Sanitation and provided to The Times, show that RecycLA has been seeing significant...

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Latte Levy: What are businesses doing? 5.1.2018 BBC: Business
How are businesses reacting to concerns over disposable cups?
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'Latte levy' of 25p urged by MPs in bid to cut cup waste 5.1.2018 BBC: Business
The UK throws away 2.5 billion non-recyclable coffee cups every year, MPs say.
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