User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: Oct 20 2017 19:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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After staggering losses in California firestorm, officials expect state's largest debris-removal effort ever 19.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With more than 5,500 homes destroyed across Northern California wine country in wildfires, the staggering level of loss can be defined by the personal items that residents lost.

Incinerated photos and personal papers. Jewelry that melted away. Refrigerators, washers and dryers burned black.

Residents...

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Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria 17.10.2017 AP Top News
CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells....
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Puerto Rico struggles with massive environmental crisis 16.10.2017 Washington Post: World
Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells.
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Daily Digest: Plastic ban canned 12.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A plastic food container ban in St. Paul fails.
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Fighting waste with Fortunate Food 12.10.2017 Planet Ark News
A Sydney-based business run by students is turning ugly fruit into tasty chutney, cutting back on landfill and methane emissions.
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The Australian second-hand economy is booming 12.10.2017 Planet Ark News
According to a new report by Gumtree, the average Australian household has more than $5000 worth of unwanted and unused goods they could sell or swap rather than eventually throwing them out where they end up as landfill.
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What's so special about Naturale? 12.10.2017 Planet Ark News
The products we choose to endorse have been put through their (environmental) paces to help you make positive choices in your everyday shopping. Find out why Planet Ark endorses Naturale.
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St. Paul council shoots down plastic container ban 12.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The City Council will take up the measure again in a year.
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Four solutions to the disposable coffee cup problem 11.10.2017 BBC: Business
What solutions would work best to deal with our growing coffee cup waste mountain?
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The RealReal Establishes National Consignment Day as Official Holiday; Announces Partnership with Stella McCartney 6.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
SAN FRANCISCO: The RealReal, the leader in authenticated luxury consignment, today announced it has established National Consignment Day as an official holiday, henceforth taking place annually the first Monday of every October.
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IKEA U.S. introduces national mattress recycling program 6.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa: IKEA U.S. announced today that in keeping with its sustainability strategy of 'waste to resources' it will be recycling all of its used mattresses. This includes old mattresses (any brand) that are picked up when new IKEA mattresses are delivered*, as well as all returned mattresses at IKEA stores. The goal is zero waste to landfill, with as much recycling as possible.
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Draft NSW Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Strategy 2017-2021 5.10.2017 Planet Ark News
With the population of NSW expected to grow to over 8.2 million by 2021, the state will need to process nearly 20 million tonnes of waste. The NSW EPA would like to know what you think about the draft NSW Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Strategy 2017-2021.
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Why L.A. created an exclusive franchise system for cleaner trash hauling 4.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Your editorial captured some of the benefits of the city of Los Angeles’ new exclusive franchise recycling program: less landfill waste, cleaner trucks and franchise fees that will directly support the city’s hiring of program inspectors and customer service staff. (“In its effort...

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Fight waste and get a bargain at the Big Aussie Swap 4.10.2017 Planet Ark News
Planet Ark is calling on Australians to join the War on Waste and take part in the Big Aussie Swap during National Recycling Week from 13th - 19th November, as councils, community groups and individuals around the country get on board.
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Creative distillers tackle food waste, redefining 'getting trashed' 3.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In an effort to transform edibles from trash to treasure, innovative mixologists are using bruised strawberries, cucumber peels and citrus rinds to make unique, socially-conscious craft cocktails.
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Creative Distillers Tackle Food Waste, Redefining 'Getting Trashed' 3.10.2017 NPR News
In an effort to transform edibles from trash to treasure, innovative mixologists are using bruised strawberries, cucumber peels and citrus rinds to make unique, socially-conscious craft cocktails.
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Trump arrives at Liberty National for Presidents Cup finale 2.10.2017 AP National
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- President Donald Trump didn't just present the Presidents Cup trophy to the winning American team on Sunday. He dedicated it to the people who have endured hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico....
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The survival game: At the Ghazipur landfill, children defy death and disease 1.10.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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More bears, including one with broken legs, killed near Aspen 30.9.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Two wounded bears, including one with two broken back legs, were euthanized in the Aspen area in the past two days, officials said Thursday. This brings the total of bears killed to 18
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5 ways to start your environmental sustainability journey today 28.9.2017 Planet Ark News
Are you finding that you're becoming more and more aware of environmental issues, want to do your part but feeling overwhelmed about where to start? Click here to find out how we've got you sorted.
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