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Plastic wars: Industry spent millions selling recycling — to sell more plastic 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
An investigation from NPR and the PBS show “Frontline” found oil and gas companies had serious doubts that plastic recycling was viable, but promoted it to keep profits high and plastic bans at bay.
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Letters to the Editor: Dead bodies eventually rot, so why bury them in lavish caskets? 14.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Opponents of human composting and other burial alternatives ignore that no matter how one's remains are disposed, we all eventually rot.

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Meet the spider, Fargo’s flood-fighting, sandbag-filling monster 11.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As floods have increased in frequency and severity over the past few decades, the garbage and recycling trucks that are usually housed in Fargo’s city garage are replaced by a highly organized sandbag-filling factory for a few days nearly every March.
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Letters to the Editor: Something we can do right now about our trash problem? Ban polystyrene 25.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Our plastic trash problem is out of control; one thing that can be done about it right now is banning the plastic-based foam commonly known as Styrofoam.

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Hydro Flask started out at farmers markets. Here's how it got so huge 23.2.2020 LA Times: Business

How Hydro Flask water bottles became a hot fashion accessory is a story mixing environmentalism, self-care and the simple desire to keep drinks cold.

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Latinos Are Super Green. When Will Environmental Groups Realize? 23.2.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Adelina walked briskly everywhere—and never more so than on her daily errands to the open-air mercado near my aunt’s house in Mexico City. My 8-year-old self would try to keep up, braids flying, as I watched our housekeeper’s shopping bags swing on […]
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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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Draft US law seeks to make plastic industry responsible for waste 12.2.2020 Raw Story
Carry your own cup to the coffee shop. Recycle that soda bottle. Say no to straws. The growing global crisis of plastics waste is often framed as a problem stemming from careless consumers, but a new bill introduced in the US Congress Tuesday seeks to shift the responsibility back to industry. The proposed “Break Free […]
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C&L's Late Night Music Club With The Family Vibes 10.2.2020 Crooks Liars

Spent a good chunk of the weekend downsizing the many things that have collected in my house over the last 20 plus years of living here. I've still got a bit to go but I feel a lot of progress was made. It has to get done as we're moving in April and I want to get the place on the market by the end of February.

What I can't give to friends, donate or recycle is going to the curb. The garbage man has gotta be hating me by now.

What are you listening to tonight>

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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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Malaysia says it won’t be the world’s ‘garbage dump’ as it returns waste to the US and 12 other coutries 20.1.2020 Raw Story
Malaysia has sent back 150 shipping containers of plastic waste to mostly wealthier nations, with the Southeast Asian country saying Monday it would not be the world’s “garbage dump”. The region has been flooded with plastic from more developed economies such as the United States and Britain since 2018, after China — which previously boasted […]
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Malaysia sends back trash, says it won't be the 'rubbish dump of the world' 20.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mostly wealthy countries, including the United States.

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China Announces Major Anti-Plastic Campaign 20.1.2020 Mother Jones
The Chinese government has said it plans to ban plastic bags in the country’s major cities by the end of the year, Reuters reports. The bags will be banned in the rest of the country in 2022. Other single-use plastics like utensils and containers, will reportedly be phased out over a longer timeline. Single-use straws in […]
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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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Humanity Can’t Recycle Its Way Out of Consumption Problems 5.1.2020 Truthout.com
The documentary "The Story of Plastic" points the finger at the fossil fuel industry for our plastic pollution ...
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2019 was the last straw in St. Louis Park, unless you ask for one 3.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Businesses in St. Louis Park are no longer allowed to provide customers with drinking straws unless they request them.
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Trump busted for ridiculous new lie about fluorescent light bulbs 27.12.2019 Raw Story
Daniel Dale, CNN’s seemingly tireless Trump fact checker, has caught the president telling yet another falsehood. As Dale writes on Twitter, the president told supporters at a rally in Battle Creek, Michigan last week that energy efficient fluorescent light bulbs are bad because you have to travel “a couple of hundred miles away” to dispose […]
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