User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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Backers of Carson NFL stadium plan file ballot initiative as first step 5.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Backers of a proposed NFL stadium for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders filed a ballot initiative in Carson on Wednesday afternoon that is the first step in clearing the way for the $1.7-billion project.
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Lib Dems promise to triple flytipping fines to £9m 4.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Increased fines would target businesses that dump rubbish on an industrial scale in Britain’s parks, hedgerows and roadsides

Fines for companies caught flytipping on an industrial scale should triple to £9m, the Liberal Democrats have said.

The increased penalities would target businesses that avoid paying landfill tax by dumping rubbish in hedgerows, parks and roadsides, and follows a 20% increase in such incidents in 2013-14.

Related: Man jailed for record tyre dumps

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Five things we've learned about the state of the UK's environment 3.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Every five years the European Environment Agency reports on the state of Europe’s environment – here’s how the UK fares in its latest update

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Suspicious workers call police after former Oregon governor, fiancée visit landfill 28.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Waste not, want not: how the rubbish industry learned to look beyond landfill 27.2.2015 Guardian: Environment

With rise of incineration and heavy taxes, refuse management has evolved beyond mere dumps – but sector experts warn of complacency over recycling

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A Novel Furniture Idea: Squeeze It From a Tube 25.2.2015 Wired Top Stories
A Novel Furniture Idea: Squeeze It From a Tube

The plastic elements look like ropes made out of Play-doh.

The post A Novel Furniture Idea: Squeeze It From a Tube appeared first on WIRED.


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3 detained in biggest protest yet of U.S. base on Okinawa 23.2.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
At least 2,000 demonstrators gathered in opposition of the start of construction of a new U.S. Marine base on Okinawa. Three were detained, protesters and local news media said.
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Denver checkout bag fee is dead, but backers hope to bring issue back 23.2.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver's proposal to make customers pay 5 cents per disposable grocery bag spent the last year on life support — until last week, when the City Council pulled the plug.
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ABC-7 news crew helps rescue motorist on Lake Shore Drive 23.2.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
WLS-Ch. 7 reporter Evelyn Holmes and photographer John Truitt are accustomed to documenting the news, not participating in the ...
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State says Carson site ready for construction of NFL stadium 21.2.2015 LA Times: Opinion
For decades, the expanse of empty acreage hugging the 405 Freeway in Carson had been eyed as an ideal location for a shopping mall, homes, a hotel, some combination of those three — or even an NFL stadium.
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Deadline set for Freeway Landfill cleanup plan 15.2.2015 Star Tribune: Local
Old landfill along Minnesota River delays development.
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How fix-it clinics bring new life to dead gadgets 13.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Cities and counties in Minnesota are experimenting with a new way to cut down on the waste that winds up in landfills.
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The hidden trade in our second-hand clothes given to charity 13.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
It is a common misconception that old clothes donated to Oxfam and others are freely distributed in developing countries. While they can provide jobs, they also prevent development. Leaflets from charities and clothing recycling companies fall through the letterbox all the time asking for donations of old clothes. In supermarket carparks there are clothing banks for unwanted, wearable clothes, but where do all these clothes go? Torn clothes are recycled and used again as things like insulation materials, and soiled garments end up in landfill or incinerated. Some go to high street charity shops, but estimates indicate only 10-30% are sold in the UK . Most donated clothes are exported overseas . A massive 351m kilograms of clothes (equivalent to 2.9bn T-shirts) are traded annually from Britain alone . The top five destinations are Poland, Ghana, Pakistan, Ukraine and ...
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Fix-it clinics bring the broken to life -- and cut waste 13.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Coon Rapids is one of the latest Minnesota communities to try to cut waste - and build community - by fixing household items.
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8 million tons of plastic clutter our seas 13.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A scientist estimating the weight of candy wrappers, bags, bottles, syringes and other plastic trash in the world's water sees a synthetic tsunami.
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8 Million Tons Of Plastic Clutter Our Seas 13.2.2015 NPR: All Things Considered
A scientist estimating the weight of candy wrappers, bags, bottles, syringes and other plastic trash in the world's water sees a synthetic tsunami. Should China and India create more landfills?
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Firefighters burn down Florida home where girl was abducted, assaulted and murdered in 2009 13.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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China is lead contributor to plastic trash in oceans, study says 13.2.2015 LA Times: Science
The first worldwide estimate of where the ocean's massive amounts of plastic garbage comes from points at China and developing economies in Asia.
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Flyers handle Caps, 3-1 9.2.2015 Washington Post
Waffling between the desire to mine Sunday afternoon’s 3-1 clunker of a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers for teaching moments and to chuck the fresh memories into a landfill, the Washington Capitals gathered inside their locker room and quickly began the postmortem. They had wobbled through three periods of stagnant offense with a season-low 14 shots on goal. Their power play, ranked first in the Eastern Conference and deployed six times, had flat-lined. They found no shortage of descriptors for the 60-minute eyesore at Verizon Center.Read full article ...
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The Pro Dumpster Diver Who’s Making Thousands Off America’s Biggest Retailers 3.2.2015 Wired Top Stories
Matt Malone doesn’t mind being called a professional dumpster diver. He tells me this a little after 2 am on the morning of July 7 as we cruise the trash receptacles behind the stores of a shopping center just off the Capital of Texas Highway in Austin. Given the image that conjures, though, it’s worth pointing out that Malone has a pretty good day job, earning a six-figure salary as a security specialist for Slait Consulting. He is also founder of Assero Security, a startup that he says has recently been offered seed money by not one but two separate investors. Nevertheless, the 37-year-old Malone does spend a good many of his off-hours digging through the trash. And the fact is, he earns a sizable amount of money from this activity—more per hour than he makes at his Slait ...
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