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Op-Ed: My restaurant shifted away from plastics. Requiring the same of others would be good for California 19.8.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Plastic packaging is the easy choice for restaurants. A new law would require a shift to products better for the environment.

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Newsletter: Today: Is the recycling crisis our wake-up call? 15.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A ban in China has left the U.S. with a glut of once-recyclable junk and an industry crisis.

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Op-Ed: California is leading a pro-worker resistance 15.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Partnerships between labor and the environmental movement in California could be models for rebuilding worker power elsewhere in the nation.

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How bad is Pakistan's plastic bag problem? See for yourself 14.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Prime Minister Imran Khan's ban on plastic bags in Pakistan goes into effect on Aug. 14. Environmentalists say it's a good idea — but argue that the plan is flawed.
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Letters to the Editor: Recycling won't save us -- using less plastic is our only option 13.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

We need to stop using disposable plastic containers to carry food. San Francisco airport's ban on plastic bottles is a step in the right direction.

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Editorial: A plastic bottle ban that's so crazy it just might work 9.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

S.F. airport's ban on sales of water in plastic bottles is extreme, but extreme is what the plastic trash crisis demands.

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McDonald's Eco-Friendly Paper Straws Can't Be Recycled and Must Be Thrown Away With General Waste 5.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"People will be left wondering whether this was just greenwash or a monumental cock-up," a former climate change secretary said of the fast food chain's switch to paper straws in the U.K.
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Plastics or people? At least 1 of them has to change to clean up our mess 30.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As consumers rebel against plastic waste, there's a growing question: Do we invent something people can toss without harming the environment or do we change people by giving them a chance to reuse?
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Coca-Cola and PepsiCo Ditch Ties to Plastics Industry Association Following Pressure From Greenpeace: 'A Victory for Every Person That Spoke Up' 24.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Organization has lobbied for states to prohibit plastic bans across the country as companies attempt to reduce waste.
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Environmental Activists Claim Victory After Detroit Incinerator Closes 13.7.2019 Truthout.com
Residents of the majority Black neighborhood surrounding the plant had long fought for its closure.
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My Country Is Not a Dumping Ground for Your Garbage | Opinion 8.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Thousands of tons of plastic "recycling" have been sent to Malaysia from the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Europe, Japan and elsewhere. It's time these nations stepped up to help deal with their own waste.
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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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There Is No Such Thing as a Green War 6.7.2019 Truthout.com
We must merge the anti-war, climate and refugee solidarity movements.
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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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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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Video: Stephen Colbert Leads Trump-inspired Chant—'MAGA MAGA KAG KAG, MAGA MAGA KAG KAG… Fake News!' 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The comedian mocked the president's attempt to "officially re-launch the campaign he has never stopped."
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Volvo teams up with Nvidia to develop self-driving commercial and industrial trucks 18.6.2019 TechCrunch
Volvo and Nvidia announced a new partnership today aimed at developing the next-generation decision-making engine for Volvo Group’s fully autonomous commercial trucks and industrial service vehicles. The partnership will use Nvidia’s Drive artificial intelligence platform, which encompasses processing data from sensors, perception systems, localization, mapping and path prediction and planning. Volvo already has some freight […]
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Replacing plastic: Can bacteria help us break the habit? 17.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Entrepreneurs are eager to find substitutes for plastic that naturally degrade. One option is a "natural" plastic made by microbes and then eaten by them. But the process is still in the early days.
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Asian countries take a stand against the rich world’s plastic waste 17.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When the MV Bavaria cargo ship chugged out of a Philippine port one morning last month carrying 69 containers of rotted Canadian garbage, it didn’t just end a messy diplomatic spat between the two countries.

It also signaled a sea change in the global recycling system.

After years of pressure,...

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Don’t recycle plastic — stop using it instead 13.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Really? A proposed state law that would require a 20% plastic recycling rate by 2024, gradually increasing to 75% by 2030?

It is old news that recycling programs are being canceled and that plastic has little value on the recycle market. The “goal” of getting three-quarters of it...

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