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What Laws Work Best to Cut Plastic Pollution? 18.3.2019
Congress should craft legislation banning single-use plastic products.

The post What Laws Work Best to Cut Plastic Pollution? appeared first on Truthout.

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Denver police, Adams County investigate death at waste and recycling center 18.3.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver police are investigating a man's death whose body was found at a waste and recycling facility Saturday. Police said on Twitter at about 11:45 a.m. Saturday that a person's body was located in the 600 block of West 53rd Place.
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CBS & NBC Cheer Student Climate Strike, Warn ‘Future Might Not Exist’ 16.3.2019 NewsBusters
On Thursday and Friday, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today show celebrated left-wing student activists around the world preparing to walk out of their classrooms to “demand action on climate change.” The CBS report took a particularly dark turn as correspondent Tony Dokoupil warned of “a future that might not even exist” for the young ...
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NW Minn. counties make innovative bet on recycling 14.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A group of northwestern Minnesota counties is betting it will be cheaper in the long term to recycle and then burn the remaining trash they generate, rather than simply burying the trash.
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Where will your plastic trash go now that China doesn't want it? 14.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Last year, China drastically cut back its imports of plastic waste to recycle. Now the U.S. and other wealthy nations must figure out what to do with their discards.
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Here’s Why America Is Dumping Its Trash in Poorer Countries 9.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Bales of plastic garbage, stacked 15 feet high, shimmered in the 100-degree heat. They gave off a faint chemical smell as they warped and softened under the equatorial sun.   A canary-yellow Walmart clearance tag poked out from one of the dirty […]
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Amazon Prime members can choose a weekly delivery date with launch of ‘Amazon Day’ 28.2.2019 TechCrunch
Amazon this morning launched a new delivery option for Prime members that will allow them to control when their orders arrive, Amazon Day. The option lets shoppers pick a day of the week to take delivery of their recent orders. The boxes arrive together on the selected Amazon Day in fewer boxes, the company says, […]
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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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Solar for schools and 9 other state environmental budget items to watch 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz's budget proposal mostly maintains environmental programs, but there are some changes, such as a tax credit for farmers who install buffers along waterways and new spending on strategies to reduce food waste.
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OpenAI built a text generator so good, it’s considered too dangerous to release 17.2.2019 TechCrunch
A storm is brewing over a new language model, built by non-profit artificial intelligence research company OpenAI, which it says is so good at generating convincing, well-written text that it’s worried about potential abuse. That’s angered some in the community, who have accused the company of reneging on a promise not to close off its […]
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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GoTrendier raises $3.5 million to take on Spanish-language fashion marketplaces 16.2.2019 techCrunch
Thanks to environmentally conscious young buyers, throwaway culture is dying not only in the U.S., but also in Latin America — and startups are poised to jump in with services to help people recycle used clothing. GoTrendier, a peer-to-peer fashion marketplace operative in Mexico and Colombia, has raised $3.5 million USD to do just that. […]
10 easy ways to go greener at home 15.2.2019 The Moderate Voice

With scientists issuing dire warnings about the consequences of global warming, many folks try to do their part in reducing their carbon footprint. But simply opting to recycle instead of tossing aluminum cans in the rubbish bin only goes so far. Converting to truly sustainable living requires a bit more innovation and creativity. Fortunately, going […]

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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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Amazon’s streamlined plastic packaging is jamming up recycling centers 13.2.2019 LA Times: Business

Over the last year, Inc. has reduced the portion of shipments it packs in its cardboard boxes in favor of lightweight plastic mailers, which enable the retailing giant to squeeze more packages into delivery trucks and planes.

But environmental activists and waste experts say the new...

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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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Oregon bottle deposit system hits 90 percent redemption rate 4.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The expanded program includes more types of containers and benefits from a cleaner mix of recyclable materials, which is easier to sell than the mishmash of waste that ends up in curbside bins.
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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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Escapes: Some trash talk and then a trash walk in the paradise that is Bali 24.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In the 1967 movie “The Graduate,” Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) takes the aimless Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) aside to give the recent college graduate a piece of advice.

“I just want to say one word to you. Just one word,” Mr. McGuire says, then asks whether Benjamin is listening. Benjamin...

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Berkeley goes nuclear on single-use plastic 24.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Thank heavens for Berkeley. The famously liberal Bay Area city’s government may go over the top at times, but is not afraid to take tough and unpopular stands against public health and environmental threats. It adopted the nation’s first tax on sugary drinks, for example. It was an early adopter...

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