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The world’s plastic problem is bigger than the ocean 13.11.2018 Raw Story

As you read this, a strange object that looks like a 2,000-foot floating pool noodle is drifting slowly through the central north Pacific Ocean. This object is designed to solve an enormous environmental problem. But in so doing, it brings attention to a number of others. There are an estimated five...

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The Complex and Frustrating Reality of Recycling Plastic 17.10.2018 Truthout.com
Less than 10 percent of the plastic used in the United States is recycled. What's the problem?

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Nearly Every Seabird Will Have Plastic in Its Guts Within Decades 25.9.2018 Truthout.com
Most plastic is tossed after minutes of use, but its impact on wildlife and the environment can last for centuries.

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Mississippi River leaders want to cut their plastic waste 20 percent by 2020 20.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
This week, the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative announced an initiative to cut plastic waste along the river by 20 percent by 2020.
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Learning a life lesson from Arctic explorer Will Steger 14.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A failure this summer reminded legendary explorer Will Steger of the power of the human mind and the resilience of the human spirit.
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Taxi driver is cleaning the sea one knot at a time 31.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A taxi driver has turned to the ancient art of knot tying on a remote island off the north coast of Great Britain. He's part of a global movement to rid the sea of garbage by recycling ocean debris.
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Recycle your aluminum, people 31.7.2018 The Moderate Voice

Aluminum is everywhere. As a lightweight, durable, and incredibly abundant metal, it has found its way into thousands of finished products, both domestically and around the world. Modern industrial superpowers — particularly India and China — hold some of the largest reserves of aluminum and aluminum ore, further adding to its global market necessity. However, […]

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Wealth Can’t Protect Environmentally-Ravaged Silicon Valley From Climate Change 15.7.2018 Truthout.com
Tech empire’s power and money are no match for the fierce drought and wildfires exacerbated by urban sprawl.

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Fire breaks out in northeast Denver recycling yard, plume of black smoke visible for miles 11.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A fire broke out at a recycling yard in northeast Denver on Tuesday afternoon, releasing a large plume of black smoke into the air.
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'Green News Report' - July 10, 2018 10.7.2018 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: While we were out: Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt forced to resign...but his replacement spells bad news for the environment and public health; Starbucks joins the global movement to end plastic pollution; PLUS: Extreme temperatures shatter all-time heat records around the world... All that and more ...
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Recycling in 2018 10.7.2018 The Moderate Voice

Recycling is a relatively easy, low effort way to feel good about helping the environment- much easier than giving up driving a car, for example. However, is recycling actually helping the environment, and is it helping us economically? After several decades of recycling neglect voluntary recycling returned in the 1970s and made a difference, both […]

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Women in Asia Are Confronting Fracking in the US to Eliminate Plastic Byproducts 7.7.2018 Truthout.com
The burden of plastic disposal is put on people in Asia.

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Enough Bombs Bursting in Air. We Need to Love One Another. 4.7.2018 Truthout.com
On this day of national self-congratulation, I propose a project.

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China has refused to recycle the West's plastics. What now? 29.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
So where will all those bottles and bags end up? A new study looks at what's happening.
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Can the Circular Economy Turn Pollution Into Resources? 18.6.2018 The Moderate Voice

The phrase ‘circular economy’ has made quite a splash in eco-friendly circles in recent months. This concept deals with turning our waste into usable resources, which would help us reduce our impact on the planet and get more out of our resources. Let’s take a look at the idea of the circular economy and how […]

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Plastic Tsunamis Threaten Coast in Latin America 5.6.2018 Truthout.com
The problem is being combated with isolated initiatives.

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Forest Service patrollers to help keep Dillon Ranger District safe from wildfires 2.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
A freshly trained team of U.S. Forest Service patrollers set out on the Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest this week, beginning a summer-long project to prevent wildfires and protect natural resources.
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Longmont residents pushing for ordinance requiring recycling at multi-family properties 2.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
As a committee of Longmont residents and the city staff's environmental sustainability plan urge the adoption of a commercial recycling requirement for multi-family developments, some dedicated renters continue hauling materials themselves to the Waste Diversion Center.
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Loveland residents sue city over months of basement flooding 2.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Two Loveland homeowners have filed a complaint against the city seeking $15,000 for damages for flooding that occurred in their home in 2016 that they say was the result of a poorly maintained city water line.
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The future of the sea? How the ocean economy can fight plastic pollution. 1.6.2018 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Ocean plastic pollution could triple in a decade without action by the ocean economy. TOMRA CEO Stefan Ranstrand responds to the UK Government’s Foresight Future of the Sea report and explains how container deposit schemes and sensor-based recycling sorting could provide a solution.
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