User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: Sep 06 2019 11:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Isle of Wight couple turn pink flamingos into rucksacks 6.9.2019 BBC: Front Page
Georgia and Steve's "inflatables amnesty" has seen more than 100 tonnes of plastic saved from landfill.
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Letters to the Editor: Proud to be NIMBYs over Gov. Gavin Newsom's outrageous housing demands 5.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Increased traffic, fewer open spaces and a strained water supply are some reasons readers oppose Newsom's demand for 1.3 million more housing units.

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The Real Cost of Your Blue Jeans 3.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Making the industry's 80 billion garments per year requires huge amounts of water and toxic chemicals. It employs every sixth person on Earth—most in dangerous conditions for very little money.
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Little travel shampoos are going away at Marriott and InterContinental 31.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Tiny shampoo, soap, conditioner bottles will be completely eliminated by Marriott by 2020

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Plastic waste: Is it time to cut back on holiday inflatables? 28.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
One coastal charity says it collected 500 abandoned inflatables in just one village this summer.
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Editorial: California's bottle deposit system is broken — and poor people are the ones losing the most 26.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California's bottle bill is broken. Recycling buyback centers are closing in droves. Fix the law or dump it.

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Colorado recyclers caught in chokehold of rising costs and falling commodity prices 25.8.2019 Denver Post: Business
Higher processing costs and lower commodity prices are crushing recyclers around the country, with no easy for them to escape from the vise grip squeezing them.
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Chemical fingerprints point to fracking as culprit behind new methane emissions 22.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists have been debating what’s behind a recent spike in methane emissions. A new study ties the spike to shale gas emitted through fracking, and sounds the alarm for reducing natural gas use.
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More U.S. towns are feeling the pinch as recycling becomes costlier 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.
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Paros - the Greek paradise island that wants to ditch plastic 19.8.2019 BBC: World
Paros in Greece is at the centre of a drive to turn it into the world's first island free of plastic waste.
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Newsletter: Today: Is the recycling crisis our wake-up call? 15.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A ban in China has left the U.S. with a glut of once-recyclable junk and an industry crisis.

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Scientists identify a new source of air pollution — tiny shreds of microplastic 15.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Tiny shreds of microplastic – which may contain varnish, rubber, or toxic chemicals – cause significant air pollution, both on land and over the seas.

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As California's recycling industry struggles, companies and consumers are forced to adapt 14.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

California's recycling industry has struggled since China banned imports of plastics and other material. Experts say changes are vital to overcome a waste glut.

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Letters to the Editor: Recycling won't save us -- using less plastic is our only option 13.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

We need to stop using disposable plastic containers to carry food. San Francisco airport's ban on plastic bottles is a step in the right direction.

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Couple serve up wedding breakfast - with a twist 13.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
A bride and groom surprise guests at their wedding with a feast made from surplus food.
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EPA Wants Coal Plants to Use More Arsenic-laden Waste That Could Pollute Water, Activists Warn: 'A Disgrace to Everything the EPA Stands For' 31.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Environmental groups say the decision was purely political and could result in the contamination of water supplies.
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Police Say They Stopped Suspected Teen Serial Killers Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod But Let Them Go 30.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"We weren't aware of their status, of them being wanted," said tribal councilor Nathan Neckoway. Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, are wanted in conjunction with the murders of three people in British Columbia.
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Andover reckons with past pollution as landfill’s hazardous waste cleanup begins 24.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1970s, Minnesota allowed hazardous waste to be dumped at a site in what was then the far outskirts of the Twin Cities. Today, the landfill is surrounded by homes, ball fields and a creek. The state is paying $22 million to clean it up.
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Is your yoga mat bad for the environment? 19.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Yoga mats have long been made with PVC, a highly toxic plastic. Now manufacturers are using alternatives, including cork and biodegradable tree rubber.

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Fast fashion: Zara promises all its clothes will be sustainable by 2025 17.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
Shoppers at the chain will also see containers in store so that they can recycle their old clothes.
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