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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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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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Blueland launches with a suite of eco-friendly cleaning supplies designed to reduce plastic waste 22.4.2019 TechCrunch
Sarah Paiji had the idea to launch the eco-friendly refillable cleaning supply retailer Blueland after hearing about the abundance of microplastics in the water she was using to dilute her child’s baby formula. Paiji wanted to cut back on her plastic consumption, and reduce her contribution to the overabundance of plastic waste in the environment, […]
Alabama Senate Moves to Prohibit Bans on Plastic Bags 10.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Alabama moves to prohibit bans on plastic bags and single-use containers.
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After straw ban, California builds a non-plastic future 9.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Kaleigh Laurino keeps an eye on her drink when she meets up with friends at a bar — not because she fears that someone might spike her cocktail, but because she doesn’t want her reusable stainless-steel straw cleared away yet again with the empty glasses.

“My friends are like, are you serious?”...

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An industrialized global food supply chain threatens human health – here’s how to improve it 6.4.2019 Raw Story

In an outbreak that has now run for more than 28 months, at least 279 people across 41 states have fallen ill with multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products. Federal investigators are still trying to determine the cause. In response to food company recalls, more than 15...

The post An industrialized global food supply chain threatens human health – here’s how to improve it appeared first on Raw Story.

Breaking Up with Plastic While You Travel 1.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Once touted as an indestructible magic material, plastics have proven they are, indeed, long lasting - often ending up in our oceans, polluting reefs and killing wildlife. Here's how to help while you travel.
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L.A. County bans vaping and smoking pot at these beaches 27.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It's about to get harder to find a place to vape and smoke cannabis in Los Angeles County.

The Board of Supervisors updated the county’s legal definition of "smoke" and "smoking" on Tuesday, expanding an existing ban on using tobacco products at beaches, parks and government buildings to include...

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Here are the 88 companies that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 2 20.3.2019 techCrunch
Today was the second half of Y Combinator’s two-day Demo Day for its Winter 2019 class. Over 85 startups pitched on stage yesterday, and another huge batch launched today. Previously held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, this YC Demo Day instead took over a massive warehouse in San Francisco. Like yesterday’s pitches, […]
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What Laws Work Best to Cut Plastic Pollution? 18.3.2019 Truthout.com
Congress should craft legislation banning single-use plastic products.

The post What Laws Work Best to Cut Plastic Pollution? appeared first on Truthout.

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Here’s Why America Is Dumping Its Trash in Poorer Countries 9.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Bales of plastic garbage, stacked 15 feet high, shimmered in the 100-degree heat. They gave off a faint chemical smell as they warped and softened under the equatorial sun.   A canary-yellow Walmart clearance tag poked out from one of the dirty […]
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Robin Cottle gives Marmol Radziner jewelry its industrial chic vibe 7.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

“I’ve always been attracted to working in different kinds of mediums,” says Robin Cottle. Trained as a graphic designer in the CalArts MFA program, Cottle’s diverse portfolio includes books, music-industry packaging, brand identities and film advertising. Her current passion for jewelry, however,...

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Amazon Prime members can choose a weekly delivery date with launch of ‘Amazon Day’ 28.2.2019 TechCrunch
Amazon this morning launched a new delivery option for Prime members that will allow them to control when their orders arrive, Amazon Day. The option lets shoppers pick a day of the week to take delivery of their recent orders. The boxes arrive together on the selected Amazon Day in fewer boxes, the company says, […]
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California lawmakers propose phasing out plastic products that aren't recyclable 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

With Californians already barred from getting plastic straws in many restaurants unless they request them and grocery stores not providing single-use plastic bags, state lawmakers are again proposing to ramp up efforts aimed at significantly reducing products that are not recyclable, including...

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Amazon’s streamlined plastic packaging is jamming up recycling centers 13.2.2019 LA Times: Business

Over the last year, Amazon.com Inc. has reduced the portion of shipments it packs in its cardboard boxes in favor of lightweight plastic mailers, which enable the retailing giant to squeeze more packages into delivery trucks and planes.

But environmental activists and waste experts say the new...

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Samsung is ditching plastic packaging 28.1.2019 TechCrunch
Samsung Electronics said Sunday it will replace plastic packaging used for its bevy of products from mobile phones and tablets to home appliances and wearables with paper and other environmentally sustainable materials like recycled/bio-based plastics. Samsung will start making the switch in the first half of the year. The company aims to only use paper packaging materials […]
Berkeley isn't just attacking plastic waste, it's rejecting our entire throwaway culture 27.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Any American school kid can recite the common wisdom for tackling our massive plastic trash problem: reduce, reuse, recycle.

But it’s not that simple.

Addressing plastic pollution has to focus far more on reducing and reusing. It is simply not a problem we can recycle our way out of.

People assume...

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Meet the startups in Alchemist’s 20th cohort 24.1.2019 TechCrunch
Nineteen startups presented to investors at Alchemist's 20th demo day.
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