User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Composting
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What to do in the garden in January? Plenty. Here are 26 ideas 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Happy 2019! Let’s make some resolutions so we’ll all have more colorful, productive, water-wise, sustainable and edible gardens this year.

1. Watch the weather forecast: When there’s rain, be sure your irrigation system is on pause. There’s no reason to water if the soil is already saturated. To...

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Guardian switches to potato starch wrapping 13.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Readers, who pressed for the change, can compost or put the new packaging in their food waste bin.
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Martha Stewart teaches how to do (almost) anything in her new book 3.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Martha Stewart kicks off 2019 with the how-to of how-to books: “The Martha Manual: How to Do (Almost) Everything,” ( Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $35). In it, Stewart shares many of her essential life skills including how to build a fire, make your bed, paint floors, compost and fix your leaky faucet....

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What to do with palm fronds, the stubborn garden waste that defies composting 28.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

So palm trees are a little like family here in Southern California.

Of course we love them. They are woven into our lives like freeways, infusing our skylines with a willowy grace. But like most loved ones, they’re often a royal pain in the … compost. Because they don’t. Compost, that is.

“Palm...

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Invasive insects hitch a ride to Minnesota, Wisconsin on holiday decorations 28.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Agriculture officials in Minnesota and Wisconsin are working to stop the spread of an invasive evergreen tree-eating insect, after it was discovered in holiday decorations sold at big box stores in both states.
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Wisconsin wreaths carry invasive insects from eastern states 27.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Wisconsin residents are being asked to burn or bag some Christmas decorations after an infestation of highly invasive tree-eating insects were found on wreaths, swags and other holiday items made with real evergreen boughs.
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MPCA denies southern Minn. sow farm permit 18.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced Tuesday that his agency would not allow the 4,800-head swine farrowing facility planned near Newburg Township, Minn., to move forward.
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To keep lakes clean, keep leaves out of streets 3.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Leaves are full of organic matter and nutrients like phosphorus. When they get blown or washed into the street, they end up in the city storm drain, which usually leads to a lake or river.
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Why dumping rubbish is a waste of money 17.10.2018 BBC: Business
Dumping rubbish is a waste of valuable resources, says Arthur Huang - and his company is showing why.
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Co-op to replace plastic bags with compostable carriers 22.9.2018 BBC: Business
The supermarket chain says the new biodegradable bags will be brought in at 1,400 of its stores.
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The magic number when it comes to composting 12.9.2018 BBC: Business
More and more packaging is claiming to be "biodegradable" or "compostable", but what does that really mean?
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Nope, those aren't mailboxes: Paris rolls out sidewalk urinals 14.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The urinals are not at all subtle. They're bright red and placed in heavily trafficked areas -- for example, directly next to the Seine near the Notre Dame Cathedral.
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Rodents fail to charm Duluth 14.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
We love raccoons. Rats? Not so much.
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Biodegradable carry bags launched in Ludhiana 23.5.2018 Ludhiana – The Indian Express
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Alterra Mountain Co. moving corporate HQ into Zeppelin Station in Denver’s RiNo district 17.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
One of the newest office buildings in Denver's RiNo neighborhood will have a ski company at its summit. The 10-year lease, confirmed Wednesday, grants the fledgling ski industry power player 34,000-square-feet on the top floor of the recently unveiled building.
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What even is going on with the Capitals? 14.5.2018 Washington Post
What even is going on with the Capitals?
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A memo justifying my first-class travel 10.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A memo justifying my first-class travel
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GOP voters torn between 'normal' candidate and eldritch abomination 9.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
GOP voters torn between 'normal' candidate and eldritch abomination
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27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden 5.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.

If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:

1. Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it,...

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Don't be afraid: You can grow strawberries at home 5.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Strawberries are the quintessential summer fruit — fragrant, juicy jolts of flavor that are best picked warm and ripe right out of the garden.

But if you’re planting now, you’ll have to be ruthless to get the crop you crave.

That means stripping the plants of every flower, bud and berry for at...

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