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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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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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Don’t stress about what kind of Christmas tree to buy, but reuse artificial trees and compost natural ones 11.12.2018 Raw Story

Environmentally conscious consumers often ask me whether a real Christmas tree or an artificial one is the more sustainable choice. As a horticulture and forestry researcher, I know this question is also a concern for the Christmas tree industry, which is wary of losing market share to artificial tr...

The post Don’t stress about what kind of Christmas tree to buy, but reuse artificial trees and compost natural ones appeared first on Raw Story.

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The future of the sea? How the ocean economy can fight plastic pollution. 1.6.2018 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Ocean plastic pollution could triple in a decade without action by the ocean economy. TOMRA CEO Stefan Ranstrand responds to the UK Government’s Foresight Future of the Sea report and explains how container deposit schemes and sensor-based recycling sorting could provide a solution.
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This Earth Day: You tell us how to reduce, reuse and recycle 21.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Happy Earth Day!

We asked readers for their favorite ways to curb single-use plastics, recycle more, consume less and generally do their part to celebrate Earth Day every day.

Here are a few of their tips. If you want to share your best tips for going green, email us at home@latimes.com and we...

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The delta tunnels plan is costly, risky and unfair to L.A. It's also the right thing to do 12.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In voting Tuesday to pay two-thirds of the cost of building two tunnels to divert river water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and direct it southward, the Southern California Metropolitan Water District’s board bought into a plan that’s costly, risky, uncertain and unfair. And it...

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans recycling spacecraft for cheaper commercial rocket launches 12.12.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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The 99-Seat Beat: Danny Glover, 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' and a multimedia 'Macbeth' 27.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Our weekly picks for L.A.'s small-theater scene include Antaeus' "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," Danny Glover in East West Players' "Yohen," the Odyssey's "Macbeth x 5" and "Encuentro de las Americas," the Los Angeles Theatre Center's annual Latino theater festival.
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Sunshine Coast sisters launch Australian-first sustainability project 14.9.2017 Planet Ark News
Two sisters from the Sunshine Coast have launched an Australian-first project helping small businesses adopt the principles of the circular economy and experience the social, environmental and financial benefits of sustainable waste management.
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Samsung plans to recover 157 tonnes of rare metals, including gold, from Galaxy Note 7s 18.7.2017 techCrunch
 Samsung Electronics announced today that it will recycle parts from Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, which gained notoriety last year after a battery defect caused several to burst into flame. The company said in a statement on its Korean site (via Google Translate) that it also expects to recover 157 tonnes of rare metals, including gold, from the devices. Read ...
Denver Water wants to double the amount of recycled water used in the city. The health department’s not sure it’s safe 14.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
Denver Water wants permission to expand uses for recycled water that flows through a 70-mile network of purple pipes in the city. But the state health department isn't sure it's safe to add uses such as flushing toilets and irrigating pot crops to the industrial uses now OK.
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How to be less of a jerk to the environment 22.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Earth Day is Saturday, so MPR News' digital team asked our environment reporters for some simple tips on how we can be better to the planet.
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Chefs Get Creative About Restaurant Food Waste 28.8.2016 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Pixabay) The numbers are big. $218 billion of food is wasted every year in the United States -- 1.3 percent of national GDP, or $1,500 a year for a family of four. In a country with 48 million food-insecure people, this represents 1,250 calories per person, every day. For restaurants and chefs, reducing food waste is becoming  business as usual . Not only does it help the bottom line -- a potential savings of $1.6 billion a year in an industry with tight margins -- it  saves resources  all along the food supply chain. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for Restaurants The "three Rs" mantra of enviros everywhere (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) is equally applicable to restaurants and other commercial and institutional food services, according to Dana Gunders of the National Resources Defense Council. Gunders breaks it down like this: Plan smart and don't have extra food to begin with, feed surplus to people if possible, animals second and then look at composting as a last resort. She also points out that not all ...
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The Circular Economy and the Global Economy 26.7.2016 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Stefan Ranstrand has been the boss of Norwegian -based TOMRA since 2009. Here he presents a vision of how his company may progress in the so-called circular economy. We can see the result in the US and Europe quite soon, if his resource revolution technologies continue to be successful.
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Our Prosperity Is in Peril Unless We Shift From a Wasteful World to a "Circular Economy" 14.9.2015 Truthout - All Articles
We have a "take, make and dispose" economy. We take natural resources, make things and dispose of them in landfills and elsewhere. This path is simply not sustainable, both for the environment and the way we live. (Photo: Landfill via Shutterstock) The prosperity that we are enjoying today could largely be attributed to the industrial revolution of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Yet this enhancement of our standard of living has come at a steep price: the creation of the so-called linear economy. In other words, we have a "take, make and dispose" economy. We take natural resources, make things and dispose of them in landfills and elsewhere. This business arrangement in which companies operate with blinders on has created vast environmental and social consequences. Mass and conspicuous consumption, the burning of fossil fuels, the creation of dense urban environments and increased ownership of cars not only significantly endanger the natural world but will also erode our quality of life. This path is ...
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Reduce, reuse, remove the cellophane: Recycling explained 17.7.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Are plastic bags recyclable? Why are Christmas lights a no-go? A recycling plant operations manager takes readers' questions about the process.
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The Biggest Source of Plastic Trash You've Never Heard of 30.5.2015 Global Voices
From acres of sheeting to miles of twine, farms use billions of pounds of plastic each year. What can we do to reduce the impact?
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Minnesota firms help squeeze water use in dry California 20.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
With the Golden State deep in drought, businesses there are facing stiff pressure to conserve water. Some are turning to Minnesota-based Ecolab and Pentair for help.
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How to Reduce the Production of CO2 in Daily Life? 27.12.2014 Global Voices
Rut Abrain reflects on her blog Esturirafi about one of the main cause of climate change: the production of carbon dioxide (CO2). In this sense, the blogger stresses out that not only factories, vehicles and planes produce CO2, but also each one of un in our daily lives. To have...
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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Our Ancestors Evolved to Recycle, and More 9.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
In today's On the News segment: Our ancestors evolved to understand the importance of recycling; if you love seafood, eat up while you can; Canada may be home to the tar sands, but it's also home to thousands of green energy jobs; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here - on the best of the rest of....science & green news..... You need to know this. Our ancestors evolved to understand the importance of recycling. But, according to archaeologists in Israel, "at some point, they taught us to forget that." Scientists have been studying a cave discovered near Tel Aviv in the year 2000, and what they found there is a lesson that's still valuable today. Researchers analyzed tools and bone fragments to determine that some of our earliest ancestors lived in the cave on and off over the course of 200,000 years. Layers of hardened ash in a fire pit date back from 400,000 to 200,000 years ago, and the earth around the area is packed with evidence that the inhabitants understood the importance of "reduce, reuse, ...
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