User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: Dec 20 2018 12:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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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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Alabama school system prepares to sue over 3M contamination 24.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
An Alabama school system is taking the first step to sue 3M Co. over a closed landfill that's on school system property. News outlets report that Decatur's school system has filed notice saying it plans to sue over industrial toxins leaking from the one-time landfill that's beneath the former Brookhaven Middle School.
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War on plastics: Denver’s proposed bag fee just the beginning 14.12.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver's proposed fee for single-use bags is just the beginning of what City Council President Jolon Clark envisions as a "war on plastics."
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Air New Zealand trials edible coffee cups to combat waste 5.12.2019 BBC: World
The national carrier hopes the cups will help reduce waste, but some say the airline should do more.
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'The best thing you can do is not buy more stuff,' says 'Secondhand' expert 5.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"Your average thrift store in the United States only sells about one-third of the stuff that ends up on its shelves," Adam Minter says. His book explores what happens to the things that don't sell.
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Some say 'hazing' stops coyotes from becoming urbanized. Biologists aren't so sure 1.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

Biologists are questioning if 'hazing' — deploying loud noises or projectiles — is effective in keeping coyotes away from urban areas, as animal rights advocates have long claimed.

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Letters to the Editor: California might need a ballot initiative to fix recycling 30.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Until recycling centers reopen in California, the state should stop collecting a deposit for each plastic bottle. A ballot initiative should be considered.

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China's mega-dump already full - 25 years early 15.11.2019 BBC: World
China collects hundreds of millions of tonnes of waste a year - and dealing with it is a problem.
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Haulers' beef complicates deer disposal effort 5.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Wildlife managers are scrambling to find a way to move thousands of deer carcasses after the state trash hauler suddenly refused to handle them just days before the opening of rifle season. Officials are getting little sympathy from local trash haulers, who say it’s the state’s own fault.
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EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants 4.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
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Does fast fashion have to die for the environment to live? 3.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

The clothing industry is responsible for about 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions and consumes more energy than aviation and shipping combined, the U.N. says.

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