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American Culture Centered Around Reuse Before Modern Recycling

Before curbside waste collection became the norm, Americans were more resourceful with items that now would end up in landfills. Reusing household items used to be commonplace in the 1800s, far before blue recycling bins arrived at the curb of Ameri Read More... ...
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Plastic food packaging now outpaces cigarette butts as most abundant beach trash

An annual global cleanup netted 32.5 million items in 116 countries in one day—including a garden gnome, a couch, and a bathtub. Source: Plastic food packaging now outpaces cigarette butts as most abundant beach trash ...
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Expansive plastic waste bill fails again – Resource Recycling News

For the second straight year, a California proposal that had broad recyclability goals did not make it through the legislature. Senate Bill 54, the California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act, did not receive enough votes to pass in …Continue Reading→ Source: Expansive plastic waste bill fails again - Resource Recycling News ...
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China ban spurs rise in plastic waste ‘criminal trends’

Improper management of scrap plastics in Southeast Asia and elsewhere has increased sharply in the wake of China’s National Sword policy, according to international law enforcement body Interpol. The organization recently released a report titled “Emerging criminal trends in the … Read More... ...
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University of California to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics

The University of California (UC) has announced a new policy to “phase out single-use plastic bags in retail and dining locations and then eliminate single-use plastic food service items and plastic bottles.” Notes David Phillips, associate vice pr Read More... ...
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