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25 places that have committed to going zero-waste

Published: 
Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:32am

We are, quite literally, trashing the planet. According to a 2018 World Bank brief, cities around the globe generated over two billion tons of solid waste in 2016 alone. Rapid population growth will continue to increase this statistic, creating serious environmental and health consequences, unless we take action.

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Environmentalism or ‘nanny state’? Efforts to regulate plastic in California take off

Published: 
Fri, 02/02/2018 (All day)

Environmental advocates in California who successfully pushed for a ban on single-use plastic bags have expanded their fight against plastic waste, targeting straws and bottle caps and calling on the state to increase the amount of recycled material in plastic water and soda bottles.

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Foes of L.A.'s new recycling program are pushing for a repeal at the ballot box

Published: 
Thu, 01/18/2018 (All day)

Opponents of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s problem-plagued recycling initiative launched a campaign Thursday to dismantle the program, saying they want voters to replace it with a simpler trash system.

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20 Uses For Old T-Shirts

Published: 
Thu, 01/18/2018 (All day)

T-shirts are a rather ubiquitous clothing item. If you’ve ever played sports, attended a concert, joined Greek life in college or participated in a charity walk, you’ve likely racked up a bunch of them.

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U.K. Lawmakers Want To Battle Waste With A 'Latte Levy' On Disposable Cups

Published: 
Wed, 01/17/2018 (All day)

Lawmakers in the United Kingdom are debating a new tax on disposable cups in an effort to cut down on waste.