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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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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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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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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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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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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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The newest Trump administration effort to support the failing coal industry could result in another catastrophe 10.1.2020 Raw Story
Utilities soon could get federal approval for the riskiest way to get rid of coal ash. The latest Trump EPA proposal to prop up the financially struggling coal industry would make water supplies more vulnerable to the ash, the toxic remnants of burning coal. A report from the Environmental Integrity Project warns that the enduring […]
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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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Our addiction to stuff: How Walmart enables us to destroy the planet 23.12.2019 Raw Story
‘Tis the season when shoppers fill the malls, and UPS and FedEx trucks crowd the roads. The amount of “stuff” that moves in and out of households during the Christmas season is staggering. According to the business consulting firm Deloitte, the average American household will spend about US$1,500 during the holiday season. People will fill […]
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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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'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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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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Alphabet’s X details a garbage-sorting bot that’s part of its plan to make robots an everyday thing 22.11.2019 techCrunch
Alphabet subsidiary X, which is the former Google X and which focuses exclusively on ambitious ‘moonshots,’ or applications of tech you might expect are science fiction, not a real product in development. Like a robot that can sort through office trash. X does a lot of its work more quietly than other Alphabet companies – […]
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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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