User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Composting
Last updated: Apr 02 2020 17:28 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Coronavirus: Shoppers face 'essential items' confusion 2.4.2020 BBC: Front Page
The government says you should only shop for "basic necessities" - but what does that actually mean?
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The 'climate doomers' preparing for society to fall apart 16.3.2020 BBC: World
Few scientists think climate change will cause society to collapse any time soon - but some people are getting ready anyway.
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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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How to make compost and maybe save the world too 12.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

How to make compost and (help) save the world.

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Letters to the Editor: Composting dead bodies is disrespectful. What's next, 'Soylent Green'? 8.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It isn't just the Catholic Church that objects to human composting. For thousands of years people have practiced dignified burials.

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Op-Ed: My post-death plans? Feed me to the worms and microbes 8.3.2020 LA Times: Commentary

I don't relish joining my cremated in-laws on our bookcase. Luckily, there are alternatives.

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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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Editorial: We compost everything else in California. Why not dead bodies? 4.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Addressing climate change means rethinking everything about our lives — and deaths.

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Compost your departed loved one and save the planet, L.A. lawmaker says 25.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

"Human composting," an eco-friendly alternative to traditional burial or cremation, was approved in Washington state last year.

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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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Human compost funerals 'better for environment' 17.2.2020 BBC: World
A US firm claims the service it offers saves more than a tonne of carbon, after a pilot study.
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Garden Calendar: 'Bonsai-A-Thon,' bird watching and mushroom walks 14.2.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Gardeners: There's so much to do outdoors right now. No need to wait for Spring. Let's get started.

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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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Growing your own celery is easier than you think 22.1.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Celery is today's star vegetable. Here's how to grow your own at home. It's easier than you think

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Waiter, There’s a Climate Surcharge in My Soup 20.1.2020 Mother Jones
American restaurant diners don’t usually blink before adding an extra 15-20 percent tip onto their bills. In recent years, San Francisco’s eaters have even (mostly) grown accustomed to paying up to six percent extra for dinner to offset the cost of the city’s mandated healthcare program. Starting in January, at a smattering of high-end joints, […]
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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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You Should Be Composting in Your Apartment. Here’s How. 31.12.2019 Mother Jones
Everyone will think your worms are gross until they need some soil for their plants. That’s what I discovered when I told my coworkers that I keep a plastic bin full of squirming invertebrates in my apartment to decompose food scraps and generate compost. In the summer of 2018, while reporting for a local newspaper on […]
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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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Garden Calendar: Holiday lights and garden-priming workshops 25.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

If you have a plant-related class, garden tour or other event you'd like us to mention, email jeanette.marantos@latimes.com — at least three weeks in advance — and we may include it.

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Editorial: Compostable plastic? Not so much 22.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Feeling good about that compostable cup you bought your juice in? It's very unlikely it is actually getting composted. Sorry

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