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Why shunning thermocol needs to be an essential mandate of every plastic ban 26.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Thermocol is a threat to the environment and poses serious health hazards for everyone. It is high time we considered more eco-friendly and safer alternatives. »
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An Indian state bans plastic bags, straws and more. Will it work? 9.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In Mumbai, beaches are strewn with plastic trash, so now there's a ban on plastics — and set penalties for violators. But there are some exceptions.
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How Microsoft helped imprison a man for ‘counterfeiting’ software it gives away for free 26.4.2018 TechCrunch
In a sickening concession to bad copyright law and Microsoft's bottom line over basic technical truths and common sense, Eric Lundgren will spend 15 months in prison for selling discs that let people reinstall Windows on licensed machines. A federal appeals court this week upheld the sentence handed down in ignorance by a Florida district judge, for a crime the man never committed.
Measure to block take-out container laws advances but is unlikely to become law 25.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A bill that would overturn local ordinances that ban non-recyclable containers cleared a committee, but may not make it to a floor vote.
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Dutch uni spinout gets $1.2M for its zero ink printing tech 12.4.2018 techCrunch
Tocano, a spinout from Delft Technology University in the Netherlands which is working on an inkless printing technology, has closed a €1 million angel round to fund the next stage of its tech development and move a step closer to building its first commercial product. The startup began as the graduate student project of co-founder Venkatesh Chandrasekar […]
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Maharashtra bans plastic bags and single-use plastic items 24.3.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Apple is an exception to nearly every rule 21.3.2018 techCrunch
Haje Jan Kamps Contributor Share on Twitter Haje Jan Kamps is the director of portfolio at Bolt, a venture capital firm focused on hardware startups and enabling technologies. He was also a staff writer for TechCrunch. Walking into my first ever meeting with a structural packaging designer, I started rooting around in my bag before […]
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Plastic is really useful. We need to figure out better ways to recycle, not ban, it 22.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: We can all agree on the importance of reducing waste and finding common-sense solutions to protect our environment. But the approach suggested in your Feb. 20 editorial, “Grocery bags and takeout containers aren’t enough. It’s time to phase out all single-use plastic, would do just...

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Research Exposes $16 Billion Bottled Water Industry's Predatory Marketing Practices 21.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: George Becker ; Edited: LW / TO) Bottled water companies have relied on predatory marketing practices and exorbitant lobbying efforts to sell Americans on the inaccurate belief that pre-packaged water is cleaner and safer than tap water -- a notion that is  costing  US households about $16 billion per year. In a  new report  entitled "Take Back the Tap," Food & Water Watch explains that 64 percent of bottled water comes from municipal tap water sources -- meaning that Americans are often unknowingly paying for water that would otherwise be free or nearly free. A gallon of bottled water costs about $9.50 -- nearly 2,000 times the price of tap water for municipal taxpayers. "When bottlers are not selling municipal water, they are pumping and selling common water resources that belong to the public, harming the environment, and depleting community water supplies," reads the study. The bottled water industry has an enormous environmental footprint, using about four billion pounds of plastic for ...
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Amid a flood of plastic, big companies see opportunity 21.2.2018 AP Top News
LONDON (AP) -- Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames....
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McDonald’s to recycle packaging, use renewable material 17.1.2018 SFGate: Business & Technology
McDonald’s will recycle packaging in all of its almost 37,000 restaurants globally by 2025, the company announced Tuesday. McDonald’s also announced that all of its packaging will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources where no deforestation occurs by 2025. These are big steps for the burger giant, and the move could pressure other large companies to follow suit. Increasingly, consumers and investors are demanding that corporations make commitments on global issues such as environmental sustainability and animal welfare. Currently, only about 10 percent of McDonald’s restaurants globally are recycling packaging.
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McDonald's to recycle packaging in all locations globally by 2025 16.1.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
McDonald’s will recycle packaging in all of its almost 37,000 restaurants globally by 2025, the company announced Tuesday. McDonald’s also announced that all of its packaging will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources where no deforestation occurs by 2025. These are big steps for ...
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Plastic-free supermarkets in Britain? Theresa May floats idea as part of green agenda. 11.1.2018 Washington Post: World
The British prime minister seeks to burnish her ecological credentials even as she faces a host of other political challenges.
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Shhhh. The “Gene Silenced” Apple Is Coming. 2.1.2018 Mother Jones
The Arctic Golden apple, the first genetically modified apple available to consumers, is making its way to grocery store shelves. I’m an apple loyalist—I pack one as an after-lunch snack nearly every day of the week. So I jumped at the chance to sample this new version of the fruit at a fall event hosted by […]
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Bali declares ‘garbage emergency’ amid sea of waste 29.12.2017 The Moderate Voice

Bali’s palm-fringed Kuta beach has long been a favourite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shoreline is disappearing under a mountain of garbage. Plastic straws and food packaging are strewn between sunbathers, while surfers bobbing behind the waves dodge waste flushed out from rivers or brought in by swirling currents. “When [...]

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These epic packaging fails prove good things don't always come in small packages 20.12.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology

With the consumer holiday rush upon us, I decided to put out a call on SFGATE's Facebook page to see if I was alone in my experience of such packaging exorbitance. And the hundreds of comments and dozens of photos confirmed what I already assumed to be true: most online shoppers have, at one time or another, fallen victim to a "packaging fail." The characteristics of such a phenomenon are thus: small item, big box and/or lots of packing paper or air pillows (those plastic inflated puffs often found in packages).

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Cities at Crossroads: Perils of plastics waste 29.11.2017 Columns – The Indian Express
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A world drowning in garbage 28.11.2017 Washington Post
A world drowning in garbage
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The world produces more than 3.5 million tons of garbage a day 24.11.2017 Washington Post
The world produces more than 3.5 million tons of garbage a day
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Business is booming and corporate owners are pushing the GOP for tax reductions 20.11.2017 Washington Post
Republicans are acutely aware that if they fail to deliver on the tax overhaul it would upset the business interests that have long been key party allies, and donors. “Now is the opportunity,” said the owner of a Pennsylvania packaging manufacturing company who would benefit from the bill.
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