User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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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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Your Plastic Addiction Is Bankrolling Big Oil 3.3.2020 Mother Jones
Let’s say you lost your headphones, so you order replacements on Amazon. They arrive in a blue-and-white Amazon-branded plastic envelope. Inside, there’s a clear plastic bag, and inside that, a hard plastic container, and inside that, finally, the headphones themselves, which are mostly plastic. I know the feeling that comes next: a twinge of guilt […]
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'We are trapped in the house that killed our son' 24.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Zane Gbangbola was poisoned during flooding at his home. But has the full story of his death been told?
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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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Your pictures on the theme of 'wooden' 13.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "wooden".
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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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BT to charge people £50 for keeping old wi-fi routers 29.1.2020 BBC: Technology
People will be asked to send their wi-fi router and TV box back at their end of the contract.
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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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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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Would Greta Thunberg generation play with these toys? 27.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Toymakers are far from ditching cheap plastic figures, but is the industry moving to more sustainable products?
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Ivory Coast is using plastic waste to build schools 23.1.2020 BBC: Science
The West African country has partnered with UNICEF to transform landfill waste into bricks for schools.
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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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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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Strongman Putin stokes patriotism in small-town Russia 15.1.2020 BBC: World
Nationalism, patriotism and poverty on show in the Russian town of Kolomna.
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More Denver teachers returned this fall, thanks to 15.7% average post-strike pay raise 14.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
Far more Denver teachers returned to the classroom this fall than in previous years, a retention boost that district officials attribute to pay increases won after a teacher strike last year.
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Proposal to build on landfill next to a Denver school has neighbors worried about what lies beneath 13.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The field north of Place Bridge Academy looks ordinary enough, but neighbors are concerned that breaking the surface will put kids attending the Denver school - and their own health and property values - in danger.
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Woodbury takes emergency action to tackle water contamination 11.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The southeast Twin Cities suburb will build a temporary treatment plant to remove the chemicals known as PFAS, to ensure it has enough clean water to meet summertime demand.
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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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