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Your $14 salad's not as eco-friendly as advertised — but Sweetgreen's trying 15.1.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Sweetgreen has long said nothing from its stores goes to landfill. On closer inspection, that's more aspiration than guarantee.

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Our addiction to stuff: How Walmart enables us to destroy the planet 23.12.2019 Raw Story
‘Tis the season when shoppers fill the malls, and UPS and FedEx trucks crowd the roads. The amount of “stuff” that moves in and out of households during the Christmas season is staggering. According to the business consulting firm Deloitte, the average American household will spend about US$1,500 during the holiday season. People will fill […]
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Editorial: Compostable plastic? Not so much 22.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Feeling good about that compostable cup you bought your juice in? It's very unlikely it is actually getting composted. Sorry

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Letters to the Editor: California might need a ballot initiative to fix recycling 30.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Until recycling centers reopen in California, the state should stop collecting a deposit for each plastic bottle. A ballot initiative should be considered.

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Editorial: The EPA's new recycling plan is straight out of 1985 24.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The EPA recycling plan for 2020 relies on outdated and failed thinking about waste.

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America Recycles Day Encouraged Recycling. It Was Sponsored by Companies That Produce a Ton of Plastic. 16.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. America’s government-backed national recycling awareness day is being used as cover by large corporations that are churning out enormous volumes of plastic that end up strewn across landscapes, rivers and in the ocean, critics have said. The America Recycles […]
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The tiny plastic packages that are fueling Asia's waste crisis 10.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Single-use sachets have helped low-income consumers but cannot be easily recycled, and are spilling into the oceans.

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Editorial: It's time to talk about a California plastic tax 8.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A ballot measure filed this week proposes a one penny tax on plastic packaging in California.

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This Indonesian village thrives on American trash. Its future is bleak 25.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Asia's crackdown on plastic waste, aimed at protecting the environment, is bad news for small-time recyclers in Indonesia who make a living sorting foreign garbage.

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The present and future of food tech investment opportunity 23.10.2019 techCrunch
There is no bigger industry on our planet than food and agriculture. But despite a stalwart customer base, the food industry is facing unprecedented challenges in production, demands and regulation.
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We Can’t Solve the Plastics Crisis With Other Disposables 21.10.2019 Truthout.com
Fish in a coral reef swim around plastic floating in the water
Corporations are pushing alternatives to plastic, but many come with severe ecological consequences.
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Opinion: Will California do for dangerous plastic what it did for toxic air? 21.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

We're drowning in plastic pollution. We have to stop discarding things like plastic bags, water bottles and cigarette butts — all made with petroleum formed over millions of years — after a few minutes of use.

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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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Editorial: California needs to stop playing small ball on single-use plastic. Swing for the fences, already 24.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom should veto the bill that prohibits hotels from providing tiny plastic bottles of lotion and shampoo to patrons and tell the Legislature to bring him a comprehensive plastic-reduction bill like the one the Legislature put off until 2020.

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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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