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U.S. weakens first global commitment on curbing single-use plastics

Published: 
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 7:42pm

Nations made their first global commitment towards curtailing the surging consumption of single-use plastics on Friday, but critics said it failed to confront the planet's pollution crisis with the United States blocking efforts for more radical action.

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Trader Joe's listens to customer feedback, making big changes

Published: 
Mon, 03/04/2019 - 1:46pm

Tucked inside Trader Joe's February edition of the Fearless Flyer, among the new items and seasonal promotions, was a "not-so confidential memo" to customers.

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L.A. approves new restrictions on disposable plastic straws, but stops short of a ban

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Mon, 03/04/2019 - 1:41pm

Los Angeles restaurants will face new restrictions on handing out plastic straws under an ordinance approved Friday.

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How to solve the world’s plastics problem: Bring back the milk man

Published: 
Sat, 01/26/2019 - 2:10pm

It’s the early 1960s. Girls are fainting over the Beatles, Sean Connery is James Bond and a revolutionary trend is sweeping the United States: Plastic.

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L.A. plans to make plastic straws available only on request

Published: 
Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:27pm

The city and county of Los Angeles both took steps Tuesday to limit the availability of single-use plastic straws in restaurants, joining the state and a slew of smaller cities that have approved similar restrictions.