User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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The European circular economy package – what the experts think 30.6.2015 Guardian: Environment
The European commission put bold plans to scrap waste on hold last year, but is preparing to present a new and improved proposal In December last year, the European commission stepped back from its circular economy package, which had included a ban on sending recyclable materials to landfill by 2025 and a target for EU states to recycle 70% of municipal waste by 2030. While Friends of the Earth condemned the commission’s decision, it was an outcome that the lobby group BusinessEurope had hoped for, arguing that the package would inhibit the competitiveness of European ...
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MillerCoors stands up for itself in local pitches 30.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Business
MillerCoors is putting the spotlight on itself, rather than its beers, as the conglomerate aims to remind residents in certain markets about their hometown suds and local ...
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China aggressively building islands on reefs claimed by Philippines 27.6.2015 New Kerala: World News
London, June 27 : China is reportedly proceeding with the construction of artificial islands on at least two reefs, which are claimed by the Philippines, despite Beijing promising to end some work soon.
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Why the US recycling industry is feeling down in the dumps 27.6.2015 Guardian: Environment
Falling oil prices, a strong US dollar and a weakened Chinese economy are combining to make the global business of recycling less profitable than ever Tucked in the woods 50km north of Washington is a plant packed with energy-guzzling machines that can make even an environmentalist’s heart sing – giant conveyor belts, sorters and crushers saving a thousand tonnes of paper, plastic and other recyclables from reaching landfills each day. The 24-hour operation is a sign that after three decades of trying, a culture of kerbside recycling has become ingrained in cities and counties across the United States. Happy Valley, however, it is not. Once a profitable business for cities and private employers alike, recycling in recent years has become a money-sucking enterprise. The District of Columbia, Baltimore and many counties in between are contributing millions annually to prop up one of the nation’s busiest facilities here – but it is still losing money. In fact, almost every facility like it in the country is ...
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Blue bins are reason why American recycling is stalling 21.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Tucked in the woods 30 miles north of Washington is a plant packed with energy-guzzling machines that can make even an environmentalist's heart sing - giant conveyor belts, sorters and crushers saving a thousand tons of paper, plastic and other recyclables from reaching landfills each ...
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American recycling is stalling, and the big blue bin is one reason why 21.6.2015 Washington Post
Tucked in the woods 30 miles north of Washington is a plant packed with energy-guzzling machines that can make even an environmentalist’s heart sing — giant conveyor belts, sorters and crushers saving a thousand tons of paper, plastic and other recyclables from reaching landfills each day.Read full article ...
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Wolf Alice: ‘We’ve got to a nice, boring middle ground’ 19.6.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The Camden band are all the rage, especially with their teen fanbase, thanks to a blend of big guitars and folk stylings. They talk about their quest for heaviness Related: New band of the day (Wolf Alice No 1,510) I’m in the Hawley Arms in Camden Town with an up-and-coming guitar band and we’re discussing the merits of MySpace. Not because we’ve fallen through a crack in the space-time continuum, but because the infamous pub – a byword for the latter-day excesses of the mid-00s indie scene – is where Wolf Alice choose to hang out. On the one hand, this feels a bit incongruous, because Wolf Alice are a hip guitar band in their early 20s, and Camden Town has these days deteriorated in the collective consciousness into a deeply untrendy indie landfill site, the eternal regret-ridden Sunday morning to the intoxicating, scratchy guitar-soundtracked Saturday night of 10 years ...
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Would an Argentina-style cure work for Greece? Probably not 19.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The Greek economy would be better off outside the euro, say some, but devaluation may only work in countries with thriving trading partners

There is a beguiling argument that life for Greece outside the eurozone wouldn’t be so bad. Sure, the immediate economic pain would be severe, but a new drachma, coupled with debt default, might deliver a whoosh of relief in time. Isn’t history full of countries that have devalued their way out of crisis by generating an export boom? Didn’t Argentina recover that way when it abandoned its currency peg to the US dollar in 2002?

Taken to its logical extreme, this argument says the real threat to the survival of the eurozone is that Greece leaves and prospers. Come the next crisis, other strugglers might opt to quit, dumping their debts as they go.

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Landfill Of Lettuce: What Happens To Salad Past Its Prime 16.6.2015 NPR: Morning Edition
The bagged salad industry is huge. So why are bagged greens ending up in landfills in such huge quantity?
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Alleged Outfit associate convicted of extortion by federal jury 15.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
A longtime associate of reputed Outfit bosses Peter and John DiFronzo was convicted Monday of extortion for threatening a deadbeat suburban businessman who owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in ...
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Which is the cleanest city in the world? 15.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Fines, public humiliation and citizen action – every city has a different way of dealing with urban cleanliness. But is it community clean-ups or strict municipal laws that have the most success in making a city spotless? Definitions of cleanliness can, of course, be very different across the world. I’ve seen people spitting on pristine streets in China, and broken pots left to decay neatly by the roadside in Africa. Monaco provides dispensers with free bags for cleaning up after your dog, but some visitors are surprised to see the used bags just lying in the gutter. This however is the Monegasque way: they must wait there until collection. According to the 2014 Mercer Global Financial list of the world’s cleanest cities , Calgary, Canada’s oil capital was top of the cleanliness pile, followed by Adelaide, Honolulu, Minneapolis and ...
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Jury deciding reputed mob associate's fate in colorful extortion trial 15.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The mob-connected plot to break the legs of a deadbeat suburban businessman started at a dingy used car dealership in Melrose Park, federal prosecutors ...
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The Daily Digest: Special session Friday? 11.6.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Political news from Minnesota and Washington.
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Cleaning groundwater at jail, Bayfield landfill will be costly 11.6.2015 Durango Herald
A La Plata County contractor is working to clean up limited groundwater contamination near a closed landfill in Bayfield and at the La Plata County jail.The contamination has been present for years in both cases, and it is not harming anyone. But required cleanup efforts are not expected to end soon, Tim Shangraw of Engineering...
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Budget bill empties landfill cleanup fund 11.6.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Dakota County leaders are upset about a provision in a budget bill at the Capitol that zeroes out a landfill cleanup fund.
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Schools ditch plastic lunch trays in favor of compostable plates 6.6.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The new plates are made of recycled newsprint and can break down within a matter of weeks in commercial composting facilities.
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Schools Say Ciao To Plastic Lunch Trays, Hello To Compostable Plates 6.6.2015 NPR Health Science
Six of the nation's largest school districts are ditching polystyrene lunch trays in favor of compostable plates. The hope is that they'll incentivize cities to build more composting facilities.
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ERROR: Missing Story Title 5.6.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
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Tsarnaev friend Tazhayakov sentenced to 42 months for obstruction of justice 5.6.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s college friend Azamat Tazhayakov was sentenced for obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges he was convicted of last ...
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Compost machines to tackle bio-degradable waste in Delhi 5.6.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of ' Compost machines to tackle bio-degradable waste in Delhi ' at newkerala.com.
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