User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: Jul 10 2019 06:05 IST RSS 2.0
 
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'Why are electric cars more expensive?' And more of your questions answered 10.7.2019 BBC: Business
Our business and transport correspondents answer your questions on electric cars.
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Glastonbury stars give away clothes for charity 8.7.2019 BBC: Business
Kylie Minogue, Sheryl Crow and Lewis Capaldi show support for a campaign against "throwaway fashion".
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A day's work on Delhi's mountain of trash 6.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It's almost as tall as the Taj Mahal. It smolders and festers. And it's a source of income for slum dwellers nearby.
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Santa Monica’s recycling center closure is a sign of what’s to come 5.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Last month, Santa Monica’s only public recycling buyback center closed after the City Council declined to renew its contract with the company that operated it. For decades, the Delaware Avenue center was the go-to place for locals to turn their recyclables into cash. Now, they will have to find...

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Denver’s Interstate 70 project is producing a whole lot of dirt 5.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Before construction crews can pour new pavement for the part of Interstate 70 that will replace an old viaduct in Denver, they have been digging -- a lot. CDOT is still working out where all the dirt will go.
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P&G hopes to develop recyclable diapers in battle against waste 3.7.2019 LA Times: Business

Procter & Gamble Co., facing an industrywide backlash against consumer waste, is seeking a patent that would help it develop recyclable versions of absorbent products including diapers, sanitary products and even cleaning wipes.

Because many absorbent products today use multiple kinds of plastic...

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Two students convince lawmakers to create prescription drug repository 27.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As an effort to slow the rising cost of prescription drugs, two University of Minnesota students convinced legislators last session to create a program to donate unused medication to people who can't afford it.
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After 2 months combing landfill, officials call off search for body of 6-year-old boy 27.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Officials have called off the search for the remains of 6-year-old Duke Flores.

Over the course of eight weeks, roughly 14 million pounds of material were examined at the Victorville landfill, where authorities think the boy’s body was dumped.

The search for Duke began in late April, when his grandmother...

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Emily Eavis hopes for a greener Glastonbury festival 23.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
The festival's organiser hopes new rules will lead to the event being less harmful to the planet
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Boohoo's recycled clothes 'will not solve fast fashion waste' 20.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
The fast fashion retailer is trying to be more sustainable, but some are sceptical.
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Ministers 'reject' report's fast fashion advice 18.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
Ministers say "no" to MPs' plans cut waste and emissions from fashion industry.
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How to cope with email overload 11.6.2019 BBC: Technology
It might be inefficient but we still use email, despite the emergence of rival systems.
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California has to stop thinking small in the fight against plastic trash 8.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

There’s no doubt that the tiny plastic shampoo and lotion bottles provided to hotel customers are extravagantly wasteful. At most, they contain enough product for a couple of uses before they are tossed. But they represent just a small drop in the ocean-sized environmental disaster of single-use...

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The makeup aisle’s ugly side is made of plastic waste 6.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Health and beauty products are meant to be aesthetically pleasing.

It’s a category in which packaging is as important as ingredients when it comes to standing out in a galaxy of cute little containers. It’s also an industry with a built-in advantage, since looking younger, smelling nicer or simply...

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Why some countries are shipping back plastic waste 2.6.2019 BBC: World
More and more countries are refusing to be a "dumping ground" for wealthier nations.
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Trash collector dumps his load and finds a man amid the refuse, Fresno police say 1.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A garbage man made an unsettling discovery after he arrived at a Fresno recycling center before dawn Friday at the end of his trash-collection rounds. He had just dumped what appeared to be a bloodied body, police said.

The trash collector was further shocked to find that the man was still alive,...

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No, we shouldn't pump water from underneath Joshua Tree to help store electricity 30.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For years developers have tried to figure out how to repurpose Kaiser Steel’s former open-pit iron mine at Eagle Mountain in Riverside County. One idea: Use it as a massive landfill, a proposal that fortunately never came to fruition. The current owners of the site now want to convert it into an...

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Four Teachers at Tiny School Built on Industrial Waste Site Develop Cancer 27.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Officials insist there is no "credible" evidence tying the school's location to the illnesses.
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‘Are these people godless?’ Putin asks as Russian protesters denounce cathedral plans 21.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When authorities erected a chain-link fence around a waterfront park in central Yekaterinburg last week, residents vehemently opposed to the Russian Orthodox cathedral slated to be built in one of this city’s few green spaces were enraged.

Hundreds turned out to protest the project, which is being...

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Monthlong search of landfill continues for 6-year-old believed murdered by relatives 21.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

More than a month after the disappearance of a 6-year-old Apple Valley boy, police continue to comb an area landfill for the remains of Duke Flores, who authorities believe was killed by his mother and aunt.

On Monday morning, detectives resumed searching a Victorville landfill, where they think...

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