User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Recycling
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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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Bill proposes ban on plastic waste exports 30.1.2020 BBC: Science
Plastic waste exports to developing countries to be banned or restricted under new law.
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Family's relief after £20,000 gravy tub savings rescued from dump 29.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Two recycling workers managed to find the pensioner's life savings after they were accidentally thrown out.
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Are your houseplants bad for the environment? 28.1.2020 BBC: Science
Gardeners, botanists and environmental campaigners share ways to keep your horticultural hobby sustainable
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Editorial: China is putting the U.S. to shame in the fight against plastic trash 27.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

China's recently announced five-year plastic plan is a reminder of how behind the U.S. is when it comes to addressing the disposable plastic problem.

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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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