Tag: recycle

  • Putting Away Plastic: The Rise of Zero Waste Grocery Stores

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    Around the globe, there is a drive to reduce plastic waste. The movement has picked up in many cities with hotels, restaurants and shops cutting down on the use of single-use items like plastic straws and bags. Most of this waste are used in packaging and many, frankly are unnecessary. From packing avocados and oranges […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will Walmart’s changes to reduce plastic waste catch on?

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    Walmart promises move toward 100 percent recyclable, reuseable or compostable packaging Not all packaging is created equal. Go inside any Walmart and survey all the plastic packaging: There’s that flexible plastic used to box phone chargers, makeup, and socks. There are the clamshell-style plastic containers used for berries and tomatoes. And plastic shrink wrap. And […]

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  • Piling Up: How China’s Ban on Importing Waste Has Stalled Global Recycling

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    China’s decision to no longer be the dumping ground for the world’s recycled waste has left municipalities and waste companies from Australia to the U.S. scrambling for alternatives. But experts say it offers an opportunity to develop better solutions for a growing throwaway culture. It has been a year since China jammed the works of […]

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  • World entangled in plastic waste catastrophe

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    World Wide Fund for Nature’s report says since the year 2000, the world has used more plastics than in all the years before. Bags, bottles, straws and plates – about half of the plastic used every day is used only once and then thrown away. This disposal after a single use is causing widespread damage […]

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  • Is This the End of Recycling?

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    Americans are consuming more and more stuff. Now that other countries won’t take our papers and plastics, they’re ending up in the trash. After decades of earnest public-information campaigns, Americans are finally recycling. Airports, malls, schools, and office buildings across the country have bins for plastic bottles and aluminum cans and newspapers. In some cities, […]

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