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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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California has to stop thinking small in the fight against plastic trash 8.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

There’s no doubt that the tiny plastic shampoo and lotion bottles provided to hotel customers are extravagantly wasteful. At most, they contain enough product for a couple of uses before they are tossed. But they represent just a small drop in the ocean-sized environmental disaster of single-use...

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The makeup aisle’s ugly side is made of plastic waste 6.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Health and beauty products are meant to be aesthetically pleasing.

It’s a category in which packaging is as important as ingredients when it comes to standing out in a galaxy of cute little containers. It’s also an industry with a built-in advantage, since looking younger, smelling nicer or simply...

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Oil giants bet their futures on plastic — just in time for a plastic-trash crackdown 6.6.2019 LA Times: Business

As the world strives to wean itself off fossil fuels, oil companies have been turning to plastic as the key to their future. Now that’s looking overly optimistic.

The global crackdown on plastic trash threatens to take a big chunk out of demand growth just as oil companies such as Saudi Aramco...

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When Minnesota cities take over trash collection, they take heat. But sometimes it pays off 5.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There's an ongoing battle over the freedom to decide who hauls trash away. Like St. Paul, some Minnesota cities have struggled to control trash collection, but others have made it a part of their broader efforts to help the environment.
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Trash collector dumps his load and finds a man amid the refuse, Fresno police say 1.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A garbage man made an unsettling discovery after he arrived at a Fresno recycling center before dawn Friday at the end of his trash-collection rounds. He had just dumped what appeared to be a bloodied body, police said.

The trash collector was further shocked to find that the man was still alive,...

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Judge: Voters should decide fate of St. Paul's new trash pickup system 31.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Three residents sued the city after it reached a 2017 agreement with garbage haulers that centralized collection. Before that, residents had to arrange their own trash pickup.
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Study: Children Near Lead Smelters Are Exposed to Lead in the Womb 29.5.2019 Truthout.com
The Truth Fairy project provides further evidence that environmental injustice can be transmitted from mother to child.
Malaysia to ship back hundreds of tons of plastic waste 28.5.2019 Raw Story
Hundreds of tons of imported plastic waste will be shipped back to where it came from, Malaysia said Tuesday, insisting the country did not want to be a global dumping ground. Around 300 million tonnes of plastic are produced every year, according to the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), with much of...
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There’s a trash and rodent nightmare in downtown L.A., and plenty of blame to go around 25.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The trash trucks arrived early Wednesday afternoon, and members of the cleanup team from the Los Angeles Sanitation division came with protective yellow coveralls and white masks.

A mountain of rotting, oozing, stinking trash awaited them, stretching a good 20 yards along a skid row alley. Rats...

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Exposing the Dirty Business Behind the Designer Label 19.5.2019 Truthout.com
Fashion is the world's second-most polluting industry after the oil industry.
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Your next swimsuit might have started life as a fishing net 10.5.2019 LA Times: Business

To you, it’s a garbage dump. To Italian entrepreneur Giulio Bonazzi, it’s the launchpad for a Stella McCartney handbag or a pair of Levi’s jeans.

“When I look at a landfill, I see a gold mine,” Bonazzi, the founder and chief executive of nylon manufacturer Aquafil, said in an interview.

As volumes...

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Business to the Rescue? How Corporations Will Save Us From Ourselves 6.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Climate change. Health care. Crumbling infrastructure. With political gridlock alive and well, the bad guys may be the best friends we have.
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Paper receipts aren't just wasteful, they may be bad for your health 27.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Many financial institutions, insurance companies, utilities, internet service providers and other businesses that provide services to consumers have wholeheartedly embraced paperless billing. For obvious reasons: Sending bills by e-mail and collecting payments digitally saves time and money.

It...

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Meal kits have a smaller carbon footprint than grocery shopping, study says 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study suggests that's not necessarily true.
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Celebrate Earth Day by opting for style-conscious essentials 18.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Earth Day, which falls on April 22 every year, doesn’t have to be marked with grand gestures. While beach clean-ups, tree plantings and petition signings might be some ways of honoring the day, it’s also a time to think about what you buy and what its origins are.

From bottle-less shampoo to tees...

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