Tag: Business

  • Is burning plastic waste a good idea?

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    Many within the trash industry think so. But incineration and other “waste-to-energy” projects may pose dangers to the environment. WHAT IS TO be done with the swelling flood of plastic waste, if we don’t want to see it snagged in tree branches, floating in ocean gyres, or clogging the stomachs of seabirds and whales? Plastic […]

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  • How “Fixing” Transportation Will Change Trucking

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    The U.S. Dept. of Energy talks how and why the business of trucking is changing, its role in helping transportation evolve, and why the time is now to adapt to what’s coming. Those on the inside of trucking and freight movement have seen the changes happening in transportation, many of them relating to new technologies […]

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  • Tesla walks back its plan to close most showrooms

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    Tesla is walking back plans to close most of its showrooms worldwide and announced price hikes for most of its electric vehicles. Tesla announced last month that it would shutter most of its stores to cut costs so it could sell its lower-priced Model 3 for $35,000. The company continues its shift to toward online-only […]

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  • Will the trees thank us for going cashless?

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    Going digital is not as green as it might seem. The big push to go digital – paying with an app, not a note; e-bank statements; the paperless office – resonates with some people concerned about the environment. However, it is increasingly apparent that some of the companies espousing these ideas are motivated more by profit than ecology. So […]

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  • FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste

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    barcelona based studio, FOS, is a brand of sunglasses that allow their clients to make their sunglasses themselves. by choosing the color of the plastic waste flakes and their quantity, according to a formula provided by FOS or made by the client, a unique pair of sunglasses is manufactured within an hour. made from 100% recycled […]

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  • Restoring ancient agriculture

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    Basic logic demands agricultural production increase as Earth’s population grows. But the ever-expanding impacts of climate change, exacerbated by that population growth, will inevitably drive agricultural productivity downward. Food shortage solutions are crucial everywhere, though are perhaps most necessary in geographically isolated places such as Hawaii. Only 13 percent of food consumed in the state […]

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  • How U.S. retailers turn their bane into boon with ‘click and collect’

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    Yet last U.S. holiday shopping season showed stores may offer retailers a rare competitive advantage as they scramble to fend off the challenge from e-commerce giant Amazon.com and other online retailers. Enter “click and collect.” Sales where customers order goods online and pick them up at a nearby store soared 47 percent in November and […]

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  • Your Work Is the Only Thing That Matters

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    There is a story about an exchange between Jerry Seinfeld and a young comedian. The comedian approaches Seinfeld in a club one night and asks him for advice about marketing and getting exposure. Exposure? Marketing? Seinfeld asks. Just work on your act. Seinfeld, a pure stand-up, a comedian’s comedian, is appalled by the question. It’s […]

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  • Why a World Without Waste is Possible

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    When you woke up this morning, you may have spent about an hour getting ready. You brushed your teeth, showered, and got dressed. Feeling hungry, perhaps you made breakfast and watched the morning news. Some of you sent children off to school. Others responded to emails that arrived overnight. Me? I cut myself shaving again. […]

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  • Amazon ad business projected to grow 50% this year

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    Amazon has been busy ramping up its advertising efforts over the last two years. Now, the company’s US ad business is projected to grow over 50% in 2019, reaching 8.8% of the digital advertising market according to an eMarketer forecast shared with Marketing Dive. For 2020, Amazon is projected to increase its digital ad market […]

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