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Ask a 'sotan: What's an eco-friendly way to bag groceries? 2.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As Duluth weighs a plan to curb plastic bag use, we asked two local experts to answer questions from MPR News listeners about the merits of paper, plastic or something else to haul their groceries.
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Lithium mining for ‘green’ electric cars is leaving a fetid stain on the planet 8.9.2019 Raw Story
In 2018, the International Energy Agency (IEA) made a prediction that had the potential to disrupt the auto industry: by 2030, there would be nearly 125 million electric vehicles owned by people around the world, they said. That was a significant increase compared to the 3.1 million electric vehicles globally owned in 2017. “The uptake […]
The Real Cost of Your Blue Jeans 3.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Making the industry's 80 billion garments per year requires huge amounts of water and toxic chemicals. It employs every sixth person on Earth—most in dangerous conditions for very little money.
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One Very Bad Habit Is Fueling the Global Recycling Meltdown 30.8.2019 Mother Jones
If you’re like me, you’ve looked at a paper coffee cup or an empty tube of toothpaste and thought, “Is this recyclable?” before tossing it in the recycling bin, hoping someone, somewhere, would sort it out. People in the waste management industry call this habit “wishcycling.” According to Marian Chertow, director of the Solid Waste […]
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Can Fairphone 3 scale ethical consumer electronics? 27.8.2019 TechCrunch
Fairphone, the Dutch social enterprise that’s on a mission to rethink the waste and exploitation that underpins the business of consumer electronics, has unboxed its third smartphone. The handset, which is sold with the promise of longevity rather than cutting edge obsolescence, goes on pre-sale from today in Europe via Fairphone’s website with a suggested […]
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Omar: Women of color on the rise in national politics 27.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota DFL U.S. House Rep. Ilhan Omar expects women of color to be even more visible in the 2020 election campaigns. “We are the face of our party,” Omar tells MPR News.
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Editorial: California's bottle deposit system is broken — and poor people are the ones losing the most 26.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California's bottle bill is broken. Recycling buyback centers are closing in droves. Fix the law or dump it.

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Colorado recyclers caught in chokehold of rising costs and falling commodity prices 25.8.2019 Denver Post: Business
Higher processing costs and lower commodity prices are crushing recyclers around the country, with no easy for them to escape from the vise grip squeezing them.
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A School in India is Accepting Trash to Pay For Student Fees 24.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Each week, students at the Akshar Foundation School in Assam are asked to bring in 25 recyclable plastic items, which are then transformed into low-cost, durable construction material.
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More U.S. towns are feeling the pinch as recycling becomes costlier 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.
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U.S. recycling industry struggles to figure out a future without China 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
China is no longer taking the world's waste. The U.S. recycling industry is overwhelmed — it can't keep up with the plastic being churned out. This doesn't bode well for our plastic waste problem.
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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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