User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: Apr 28 2015 18:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 4,834    
Tuesday’s best TV 28.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Hammy hip-hop saga Empire commences, Ann Widdecombe falls on hard times in 24 Hours In The Past and how the princesses spent VE night in The Queen’s Big Night Out. Plus: binmen at work in Wastemen and Kirstie and Phil befuddle buyers in Love It Or List It

Instead of combining their property scouting and renovation wits as a collective force for good, as is Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer’s usual style, the pair’s new show sees them pit their powers against each other seemingly in order to completely befuddle a set of prospective buyers. In this series opener, Phil tries to convince Dawn and Paul that they should sell their Huddersfield home, while Kirstie works to persuade them that their money would be better spent reconfiguring the existing interiors. Rachel Aroesti

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Westminster's trash to become Adams County's treasure 27.4.2015 Denver Post: Local
Destruction and demolition at a future Westminster transit stop site means buildup and reinforcement at a soon-to-be Adams County park 2 miles ...
Also found in: [+]
For the love of trees, on Arbor Day and every day 23.4.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota celebrates Arbor Day on the last Friday in April. This Arbor Day, meet some folks in the region who love (and hug) and photograph trees.
Also found in: [+]
Greg Hunt calls Australia's Direct Action auction a success, despite criticism 23.4.2015 Guardian: Environment

Abbott government awards emissions reduction contracts worth $660.4m, but Climate Institute says first auction shows the policy will fall short of stated goals

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
This Earth Day, Laura Corrales Will Tell You Where to Put Your Trash 22.4.2015 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
This Earth Day, Laura Corrales Will Tell You Where to Put Your Trash
Also found in: [+]
Earth Day 2015: Easy ways to go green 22.4.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Today marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Read on for simple tips on reducing waste and conserving energy.
Also found in: [+]
Report: 2 teams needed for proposed NFL stadium, or it could be drain on California city 21.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
Also found in: [+]
In the cafe where you can pay what you want, what would you choose? 18.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Cafes serving meals made with ‘intercepted’ ingredients that were destined for landfill are opening up across the UK. You simply add up your own bill How much would you pay for food in a cafe which does not have any prices on the menu? And how would you decide what the price should be, if you knew the food you were going to be served was originally destined for the bin? That’s the dilemma facing customers of a new wave of cafes opening around the country. There are at least 10 “waste not, want not” cafes, from Skipchen in Bristol and the Real Junk Food Project in Leeds to Save the Date in London; they operate on the principle of using “intercepted food” – food that would otherwise be thrown away by supermarkets and wholesalers – on their menus, while letting customers pay what they feel their meal is worth. Customers order … and at the end of the meal are invited to put a donation in an envelope. There's no obligation to ...
Also found in: [+]
The death and rebirth of Y264 TKP 18.4.2015 BBC: Business
There's no such thing as the scrapheap
Also found in: [+]
House GOP legislators, Dayton spar over environmental bill 17.4.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
House Republicans are using budget bill to push policies seen as more business-friendly.
Also found in: [+]
The start-ups that want your electronic junk 17.4.2015 BBC: Business
The start-ups that want your electronic junk
Also found in: [+]
Living inside a landfill 15.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
The greater adjutant stork is a majestic bird.
Also found in: [+]
Can you really make a living by selling used books on Amazon for a penny? 14.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Secondhand book sales online not only make millions but also offer demanding customers rare – or simply cheap – titles that might otherwise rot in landfill

Sometime in early 2013, in Dallas, Texas, a generous reader donated his impeccable first-edition copy of Philip Roth’s Our Gang to the local Goodwill store, its royal blue dust jacket gleaming as brilliantly as it did in 1971.

There it sat on a shelf, priced at $1, until a semi-trailer from Books Squared whisked it away among 3,000 other leftovers. At the Books Squared warehouse in south-west Dallas, Our Gang was checked and processed by receivers and a scrupulous quality-control team, who deemed the book “like new” before scanning it into their computer system to be sold online.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Debris, thought to be from Japan tsunami, found in Oregon 11.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Those poor fish must have been wondering what the heck was happening to them.
Also found in: [+]
Lunch, Not Landfill: Nonprofit Rescues Produce Rejected At U.S. Border 11.4.2015 NPR News
Each year, millions of pounds of Mexican produce are rejected just past the border even though they're tasty and edible. Instead of the landfill, they're now going to needy families across the U.S.
Also found in: [+]
Parks official: Boat chunk spotted off Oregon coast thought to be Japanese tsunami debris 10.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
Also found in: [+]
Boat chunk off Oregon coast thought to be tsunami debris 10.4.2015 AP Washington
WALDPORT, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon parks official says a roughly 25-foot-long chunk of fiberglass boat spotted drifting off the central Oregon coast is believed to be more debris from the deadly 2011 Japanese tsunami....
Also found in: [+]
Tuesday’s best TV 7.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Colossal collections, cringe-making comedy, globetrotting expeditions, and the inside story on Mexico’s spiralling meth industry

In a series that mixes up elements of Antiques Roadshow and The Hoarder Next Door, Jasmine Harman and Mark Hill meet people who have caught the collecting bug – badly. Margaret is so obsessed with royalty that her home is rammed with commemorative plates, dolls and more. Can Mark convince her quality trumps quantity? We also meet amateur naturalist Chris, who is worried his specimens might end up as landfill, and Jack and Jan, who have built a home to house their collection of mid-20th-century designs. Continues tomorrow. Jonathan Wright

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Community Ag Alliance: Talking Green program excels 3.4.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is lining up a stellar calendar of events for this adult educational series that occurs on the fourth Tuesday of the month at various locations throughout town. Since 2007, the Talking Green program has brought a wide range of speakers under the sustainability umbrella, and this year stands to be the best year in its history. The next three months will kick off Talking Green’s spring season with an agriculture-focused bang. Starting April 28 at Olympian Hall, Virginia Till, of the Environmental Protection Agency, will present the government agency’s stance on food waste during a discussion on “Feeding People not Landfills." Till, who has been labeled as “Recycle Rita” in EPA Region 8, will speak to preventing food waste before it’s created, donating fresh wholesome food to those in need, feeding safe, fresh food scraps to farm animals, rendering fats, oils, and grease into biofuel and turning food waste into soil amendments and renewable energy. On May 26 (location to ...
Also found in: [+]
Documentary explores decline of Atari, dumping of flopped "E.T." game in New Mexico desert 3.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 4,834