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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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How mountains of U.S. plastic waste ended up in Malaysia, broken down by workers for $10 a day

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Sun, 12/30/2018 - 12:42pm

In a derelict warehouse complex plastered with “For Rent” signs an hour from the Malaysian capital, four women squatted on upturned buckets. Their fingernails were cracked and nubby, their headscarves dampened with sweat.

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6 Photos That Show Just How Ridiculous Plastic Packaging Has Become

Published: 
Thu, 09/13/2018 - 5:35pm

We know the drill ― our rivers and oceans are overwhelmed by plastic and it’s ending up in animals’ stomachs, in our drinking water and even in the air we breathe.

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What You Can Do To Beat Plastic Pollution

Published: 
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:52pm

For the past decade or so, I’ve been at war with coconuts. Not all coconuts, you understand, just those that are shrink-wrapped in plastic. I started taking on retailers in my native Britain on this issue around 2005. After tears and excuses (theirs not mine) that included the fact that unwrapped coconuts constituted a health and safety nightmare ― small children might, they claimed, inhale the fibrous hair of the natural shell ― there were concessions. I moved on, confident that this would be sorted.

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Ditching plastic straws is a good start, but the world is still buried in garbage

Published: 
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 5:35pm

Environmentalists praised Starbucks’ announcement this week that it will stop using plastic straws within two years, and it’s indeed a laudable move.