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Jeff Bezos promises Amazon will be net-zero carbon by 2040. His workers want more 20.9.2019 L.A. Times - Technology News

Amazon expands its pledge to fight climate change after a growing number of Amazon workers say the e-commerce giant isn't moving fast enough. Hundreds of them plan to walk out Friday as part of a global "climate strike."

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Editorial: If California demands an end to plastic waste, the world's manufacturers will listen. So do it already 13.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Will California show the nation how to take on the enormous problem of single-use plastic or will it chicken out under threats from an industry that's happy to continue to fill the world with old water bottles, plastic food wrappers and countless other pieces of disposable plastic?

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Today’s Special: Grilled Salmon Laced With Plastic 12.9.2019 Mother Jones
Nearly 50 years ago, scientists studying the North Atlantic Ocean started noticing that tiny fragments of plastic were turning up in their plankton and seaweed samples. The microparticles, they found, absorbed toxic chemicals and were then eaten by flounder, perch, and other fish. Until recently, though, researchers thought these ingested plastics stayed in a creature’s […]
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There’s an ocean of opportunity for startups targeting the seafood industry 5.9.2019 TechCrunch
Monica Jain Contributor Share on Twitter Monica Jain is the founder of Fish 2.0. Seafood has blown past its iceberg lettuce stage and entered trendy greens territory, with eaters loading up on oceanic superfoods and falling in love with previously unknown species as fast as daters swipe right. Even inland-dwelling locavores can easily satisfy their […]
Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart pledge to scrap single-use plastic packaging in India 4.9.2019 TechCrunch
Amazon India and Walmart’s Flipkart, two of the largest e-commerce businesses in India, have pledged to curb the usage of single-use plastic in their packaging in the country as they move to help New Delhi fight its ongoing battle with environmental pollution. Amazon said on Wednesday it will replace all single-use plastic in its packaging […]
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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Why Do Consumers Demand Eco-Friendly Packaging? 19.8.2019 The Moderate Voice

The packaging industry is in a state of flux. On the one hand, companies are trying to provide affordable, sturdy boxes to clients ordering their products. On the other, consumers are starting to become more eco-friendly, so businesses have to shift their entire outlook. How will this new trend impact enterprises across the board, and […]

The post Why Do Consumers Demand Eco-Friendly Packaging? appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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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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Aluminum packaging is coming for your water as Coca-Cola’s Dasani brand takes the plunge 13.8.2019 techCrunch
Coca Cola’s Dasani brand is the latest company pitching bottled water to go the aluminum can route. It’s part of a broader rejiggering of the water brand’s plans to use mostly recycled material for their water bottles by 2030. The company is debuting a hybrid bottle that’s made from half renewable and recycled PET plastic […]
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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Opinion: No, using reusable straws isn't a 'risk.' Not using them is 18.7.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A freak reusable straw accident is a tragedy but not a reason to back away from efforts to reduce disposable plastic.

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San Francisco law restricts restaurants from offering customers disposable foodware 13.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

San Francisco restaurants are no longer allowed to offer customers plastic utensils or disposable food accessories with their orders.

If customers would like chopsticks, napkins, beverage lids and sleeves, stirrers and straws, they will have to request them with their purchase. That goes for takeout,...

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Japan's Sacred Nara Deer Found Dead After Swallowing Plastic Waste: 'They Were Very Skinny…I Was Able to Feel Their Bones' 10.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Nara park is home to more than 1,000 free-roaming sika deer which have been designated a national treasure and are even considered sacred by some.
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Maybe Jill Ellis could make the WGA and ATA play nice 10.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Jill Ellis, the U.S. women’s soccer coach extraordinaire, may or may not be part of the World Cup-winning team’s victory tour that may or may not kick off at the Rose Bowl in August, but it would be really great if she could make time to visit L.A. soon.

Because someone needs to step the heck in...

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Plastic has a big carbon footprint -- but that isn't the whole story 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plastic waste litters cities, oceans and even the air. Largely overlooked is how making plastic affects the environment. Plastic is a big contributor to global warming. So are its alternatives.
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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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Zume buys packaging company, with eyes on plant-based plastic alternative 13.6.2019 techCrunch
Zume Inc. (they of the robotic pizza) has acquired Southern California-based Pivot, designer of plant-based packaging material. Along with the deal, Zume will be opening up a 70,000 square foot manufacturing plant in the area. Zume notes that it has actually been in the food packaging industry in one form or other since 2016, when […]
From Aldi to H-E-B: These Are America's Best and Worst Supermarkets for Reducing Single Use Plastic, According to Greenpeace 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Greenpeace says all chains profiled in report still need to do more to help address "pollution crisis they're causing."
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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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