User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
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'These people are warriors.' Meet the waste workers taking risks to sort your recyclables 6.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Even as the coronavirus rages, workers in parts of California continue the job of picking up and sorting through waste and recycled items.

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Plastic wars: Industry spent millions selling recycling — to sell more plastic 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
An investigation from NPR and the PBS show “Frontline” found oil and gas companies had serious doubts that plastic recycling was viable, but promoted it to keep profits high and plastic bans at bay.
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Single-use plastics ban in Wales unveiled 18.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
Plastic straws, cotton buds and balloon sticks are among the items set to be outlawed from 2021.
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Coronavirus: How the government hopes to stop you touching your face 18.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
With coronavirus spreading, ministers are looking for new ways to make us behave more hygienically.
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North Sea oil firm accused of profiting from deadly industry 16.3.2020 BBC: Science
Two oil rigs which had been owned by Diamond Offshore ended up being scrapped on a beach in India.
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Letters to the Editor: Dead bodies eventually rot, so why bury them in lavish caskets? 14.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Opponents of human composting and other burial alternatives ignore that no matter how one's remains are disposed, we all eventually rot.

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Meet the spider, Fargo’s flood-fighting, sandbag-filling monster 11.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As floods have increased in frequency and severity over the past few decades, the garbage and recycling trucks that are usually housed in Fargo’s city garage are replaced by a highly organized sandbag-filling factory for a few days nearly every March.
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Upcycling sports shirts and aeroplane seats 8.3.2020 BBC: Business
The company turning unused sports shirts and aeroplane seat leather into merchandise.
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To build rich and beautiful soil, layer your yard with cardboard (seriously!) 6.3.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Skeptics were plentiful when L.A. Arboretum expert Leigh Adams first used waste cardboard to rebuild lousy soil. But they believe it now.

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Lawsuit in California targets plastics pollution from Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other companies 27.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Earth Island Institute is seeking an order for Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle USA, Procter & Gamble and six other companies to clean up plastic waste the group says is fouling California's environment.

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Letters to the Editor: Something we can do right now about our trash problem? Ban polystyrene 25.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Our plastic trash problem is out of control; one thing that can be done about it right now is banning the plastic-based foam commonly known as Styrofoam.

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Hydro Flask started out at farmers markets. Here's how it got so huge 23.2.2020 LA Times: Business

How Hydro Flask water bottles became a hot fashion accessory is a story mixing environmentalism, self-care and the simple desire to keep drinks cold.

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Latinos Are Super Green. When Will Environmental Groups Realize? 23.2.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Adelina walked briskly everywhere—and never more so than on her daily errands to the open-air mercado near my aunt’s house in Mexico City. My 8-year-old self would try to keep up, braids flying, as I watched our housekeeper’s shopping bags swing on […]
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Op-Ed: More than 90% of U.S. plastic waste is never recycled. Here's how we can change that 21.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A new bill in Congress would put the onus on plastic manufacturers to solve the plastic pollution crisis, making them design and run waste and recycling programs.

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Home renovators reap rewards of reuse, recycling 21.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Hundreds of thousands of tons of construction and demolition waste — much of it from home tear-downs and remodeling jobs — ends up in landfills every year. But some homeowners are learning it's environmentally and financially rewarding when those materials are reused or recycled.
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Billions of £20 notes to be made into compost 21.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Around two billion paper £20 notes will be replaced with polymer notes in the next few months.
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Can we fix our way out of the growing e-waste problem? 17.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Levels of electrical and electronic waste are expected to more than double by 2050, according to the UN.
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Cardboard trafficking gang busted by police in Madrid 8.2.2020 BBC: World
The gang is accused of shipping waste worth €10 million (£8.4m) from Madrid to Asian countries.
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What happens to all the old wind turbines? 7.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Wind turbines don't last for ever, and they are difficult to recycle. The industry is trying to figure out what to do with them.
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Column: How California's recycling culture may have inadvertently made us even more wasteful 5.2.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Richard Gertman, the guru of regenerating garbage, says the only way to end our plastic crisis is to stop using so much stuff in the first place.

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