User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
Last updated: Apr 02 2019 18:26 IST RSS 2.0
 
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People still want plastic bottles, says Coca-Cola 21.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
The drinks giant says it will not ditch plastic bottles outright but will try to recycle more.
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Malaysia returns 42 containers of 'illegal' plastic waste to UK 20.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Malaysia will not become "the garbage dump of the world", says the country's environment minister.
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Malaysia sends back trash, says it won't be the 'rubbish dump of the world' 20.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mostly wealthy countries, including the United States.

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Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items 20.1.2020 BBC: World
One of the world's biggest users of plastic plans to phase out most single-use items by 2025.
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China Announces Major Anti-Plastic Campaign 20.1.2020 Mother Jones
The Chinese government has said it plans to ban plastic bags in the country’s major cities by the end of the year, Reuters reports. The bags will be banned in the rest of the country in 2022. Other single-use plastics like utensils and containers, will reportedly be phased out over a longer timeline. Single-use straws in […]
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Asda trials refills at 'sustainability store' 16.1.2020 BBC: Business
Shoppers can fill their own containers at the store, as the supermarket tries to reduce plastic waste.
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Your $14 salad's not as eco-friendly as advertised — but Sweetgreen's trying 15.1.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Sweetgreen has long said nothing from its stores goes to landfill. On closer inspection, that's more aspiration than guarantee.

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Keep recycling: Some say financial challenges in the industry could spur innovation 15.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Prices for recycled materials are down but the industry could emerge stronger, some believe.
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Child car seats: Why is it so hard to recycle them? 13.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Children under 12 must use a car seat, but many parents struggle to dispose of them responsibly afterwards.
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Plastic packaging ban 'could harm environment' 9.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Stopping plastic packaging could lead to higher carbon alternatives, a Parliamentary report says.
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BBC Sound of 2020: Indescribable indie band Easy Life are the runners-up 8.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Mixing wonky hip-hop, psychedelic jazz and woozy pop, Easy Life are being tipped for success.
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2019 was the last straw in St. Louis Park, unless you ask for one 3.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Businesses in St. Louis Park are no longer allowed to provide customers with drinking straws unless they request them.
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Sonos in bricked speaker 'recycling' row 31.12.2019 BBC: Technology
Customers who recycle old speakers qualify for a 30% discount on new products but there is a catch.
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China internet: Top talking points of 2019 and how they evaded the censors 31.12.2019 BBC: World
From rebellious numbers to state-backed trends, China's internet was a noisy place in 2019.
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Greenest way to get rid of your Christmas tree? It might be the garbage truck 27.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture warns that Christmas trees brought in from outside the state may contain pests harmful to the environment. The agency is urging people not to toss trees or holiday greenery into the woods or compost.
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Students want climate change lessons. Schools aren't ready 24.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

Not too long ago Coral Ben-Aharon, a 15-year-old sophomore at Granada Hills Charter High School, didn't bother to use her school's recycling bins — and didn't know how plastic waste contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

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Ipswich scrapyard to donate thousands from safe to charity 12.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
The money had been in police stores waiting for the "rightful owner" but they did not come forward.
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'The best thing you can do is not buy more stuff,' says 'Secondhand' expert 5.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"Your average thrift store in the United States only sells about one-third of the stuff that ends up on its shelves," Adam Minter says. His book explores what happens to the things that don't sell.
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Letters to the Editor: California might need a ballot initiative to fix recycling 30.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Until recycling centers reopen in California, the state should stop collecting a deposit for each plastic bottle. A ballot initiative should be considered.

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Can old fridges be recycled to make new ones? 29.11.2019 BBC: Business
What happens to your old fridge when it's time to replace it, the BBC's Dougal Shaw reports.
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