User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: Feb 22 2019 24:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How human food is changing wildlife 21.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Wild animals are increasingly eating our food and scientists are discovering 'hidden effects'.
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California lawmakers propose phasing out plastic products that aren't recyclable 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

With Californians already barred from getting plastic straws in many restaurants unless they request them and grocery stores not providing single-use plastic bags, state lawmakers are again proposing to ramp up efforts aimed at significantly reducing products that are not recyclable, including...

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Colorado restaurateurs want 1 straw law to rule them all 17.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
There's something missing at Centro Mexican Kitchen in Boulder. Once you take a seat, a waiter brings a glass of water, but no straw. Ask for one and you'll get a paper straw.
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Philanthropist secures help of Tiger Woods and others to build 80-acre athletic and academic center 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Just days after Carol Kimmelman died of ovarian cancer in 2017, her husband Doug gathered his four children to brainstorm. He wanted to honor her with a legacy-making project that reflected her hobbies and her worldview.

Kimmelman’s children knew their mother loved tennis, having been a member...

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L.A. trash haulers will drop some of their fees — and the city will help pay the tab 15.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles City Council has struck a deal with commercial trash haulers to eliminate some of the costly fees charged as part of RecycLA, Mayor Eric Garcetti's recycling program for businesses, condominium complexes and larger apartment buildings.

Under a settlement backed by Garcetti and the...

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Plastic pollution: One town smothered by 17,000 tonnes of rubbish 13.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
One small town has become a dumping ground for the world's waste and it's causing a stink.
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Beaches look like trash dumps after multiple storms in Southern California 8.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Recent storms may have given Los Angeles a fresh feeling, but all that rainwater has to go somewhere.

Everything you can imagine — from plastic bottles and cans to blankets, pillows and mattresses — has been funneled through the riverbeds of Los Angeles and Orange counties and dumped on the area’s...

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Interior designer Anthony Baratta teams up with Weekend Max Mara on spring capsule 8.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Contemporary Italian brand Weekend Max Mara has partnered with noted interior designer Anthony Baratta on a 12-piece capsule collection for spring designed to reflect the easy upscale vibe of summer East Coast retreats. The Nantucket offering includes oversized gingham, strong florals and the sorts...

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MPs say fast fashion brands inaction on ethics is shocking 31.1.2019 BBC: Business
JD Sports, Sports Direct, TK Maxx, Amazon, Boohoo and Missguided must do more, say MPs.
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Berkeley Has No More Forks to Give 29.1.2019 Mother Jones
It might be a good time to invest in a coffee thermos, at least if you live in Berkeley, California: Its city council unanimously passed an ordinance on January 22 to limit restaurants and food vendors from using single-use foodware like plastic-lined paper cups and plastic forks. The measure, titled the “Single Use Disposable Foodware and Litter […]
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Berkeley isn't just attacking plastic waste, it's rejecting our entire throwaway culture 27.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Any American school kid can recite the common wisdom for tackling our massive plastic trash problem: reduce, reuse, recycle.

But it’s not that simple.

Addressing plastic pollution has to focus far more on reducing and reusing. It is simply not a problem we can recycle our way out of.

People assume...

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MPCA seeks funds to clean up old Andover landfill 24.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The MPCA wants to excavate hazardous waste from the old Waste Disposal Engineering landfill in Anoka County to avoid further contamination of air and water.
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Compostables, Meant to Cut Plastic Waste, Are Stumbling 23.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Compostable bags, cups and cutlery are becoming more popular amid the mounting backlash against plastic waste, but many products aren’t making it to the compost heap.
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Broomfield investigate domestic-violence related homicide 18.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Broomfield police have arrested a suspect in a homicide Friday morning following a domestic violence call. 
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Colorado company working to retrieve $500K of hemp seized by Oklahoma police 18.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The president of a medical-grade hemp company in Colorado is working with authorities in Oklahoma to get back a shipment of about 18,000 pounds of hemp that was seized by police.
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Kelsey Berreth search could extend to landfill near Fountain — a daunting task for investigators 18.1.2019 Denver Post: Local
The search for Kelsey Berreth could expand to a landfill near Fountain, a daunting task for investigators nearly two months after the Woodland Park woman vanished.
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Denver stabbing victim in serious condition 17.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver police are investigating a stabbing that left one person in serious condition.
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Search for missing Woodland Park mom expands to Fountain landfill, ABC News reports 17.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The search for evidence in the case of missing Woodland Park mom Kelsey Berreth now includes a landfill in the city of Fountain, ABC News has learned.
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Man quickly re-arrested after fleeing Boulder County jail on bicycle 17.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
An inmate at Boulder County Jail fled on a bicycle Tuesday afternoon, but was quickly located by Boulder police and Boulder County sheriff's deputies and placed back in jail.
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Coroner rules October Longmont skydiving death an accident 17.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Boulder County Coroner's Office has ruled the fall skydiving death of Logan Polfuss an accident.
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