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State does turnaround on lead in Portland air, now says levels unacceptable

State does turnaround on lead in Portland air, now says levels unacceptable | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Gov. Kate Brown's cease-and-desist order marked a dramatic shift for regulators who for months have ignored the discovery of lead in Southeast Portland's air.
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More BPA exposure as a fetus leaves kids fatter at age 7 - NYC study — Environmental Health News

More BPA exposure as a fetus leaves kids fatter at age 7 - NYC study — Environmental Health News | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
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Primark signals intention to join WRAP in war on fashion waste

Primark signals intention to join WRAP in war on fashion waste | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: High street retailer Primark plans to ramp up its ambitions to drive resource efficiency within the fashion sector, after revealing clear intentions to sign up to WRAP's Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) and the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP) initiatives. - edie news centre
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Team creates edible 6-pack rings for sea life, reduces plastic waste and saves lives

Team creates edible 6-pack rings for sea life, reduces plastic waste and saves lives | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Instead of killing the animals, it feeds them. This is the backbone of the idea that is the edible six pack rings, developed by Saltwater Brewery, from Delray Beach, Flordia.
“It’s a big investment for a small brewery created by fisherman, surfers and people that love the sea,” Peter Agardy, head of brand at the brewery, said.
“We hope to influence the big guys and hopefully inspire them to get on board,” Chris Gove, president of the company, added.

The rings are the first of their kind.

They are 100% biodegradable and edible and are created from the barley and wheat ribbons from the brewing process. The degradable ribbons are as resistant and efficient as plastic and as more companies start producing them the prices will drop. Until then, expect to spend a little more to save the environment.
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Tyler Blackburn's curator insight, May 19, 10:51 AM
A classic picture of what how waste can affect our environment, the six pack rings, now has the opportunity to feed sea life instead of killing it.

A brewing company out of Florida has made its rings out of wheat and barley left over from the brewing process, therefore reducing there waste further, and being 100% biodegradable and edible for sea life.
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VIDEO: Follow the Plight of Homeless as Oakland City Recycling Centre Threatened

VIDEO: Follow the Plight of Homeless as Oakland City Recycling Centre Threatened | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
An Independent Lens documentary looking at a recycling centre in Oakland City and follows the fate of the homeless who depend on it as a means of income as police try to shut it down.
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'You can feel it in your throat': going to school in a pollution blackspot

'You can feel it in your throat': going to school in a pollution blackspot | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Parents at the gates of one London school are not surprised that NO2 levels in the area are well above recommended levels
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Cahill project dead, confirms Lowe | Barbados Today

Cahill project dead, confirms Lowe | Barbados Today | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Cahill project dead, confirms Lowe | The Freundel Stuart administration had dumped the proposed $700 million Cahill waste-to-energy project. Confirmation…
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Inferno at tire dump close to Madrid puts two Spanish regions on alert

Inferno at tire dump close to Madrid puts two Spanish regions on alert | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Environmentalists and residents warned of dangers from huge rubber dump at new town of Seseña for many years
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Largest illegal tire dump in Spain sets on fire.

 

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Air pollution in India is so bad that it kills half a million people every year

Air pollution in India is so bad that it kills half a million people every year | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The cost of premature mortalities linked to air pollution was hundreds of billions of dollars -- more than the country spends on healthcare.
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A Rallying Cry for Ugly Vegetables

A Rallying Cry for Ugly Vegetables | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
In New York City and Washington, D.C., massive festivals are celebrating weird-looking produce—and fighting the problem of food waste.
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NGOs call the EP to get the Circular Economy Back on Track

NGOs call the EP to get the Circular Economy Back on Track | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
For immediate release: Brussels, May 10, 2016. 11 NGOs including Zero Waste Europe have called on the European Parliament to introduce 10 key changes to get the circular economy back on track. These ten changes intend to maximize the potential [...]
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EESC study: Consumers more likely to buy products with lifetime information displayed on packaging

EESC study: Consumers more likely to buy products with lifetime information displayed on packaging | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Waste management industry news, voices and jobs for professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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The Rotterdam couple that will live in a house made from waste

The Rotterdam couple that will live in a house made from waste | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Two architects are building a house with bricks made from old construction waste produced by Dutch startup StoneCycling
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To build a better future, we must imagine ourselves there

To build a better future, we must imagine ourselves there | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Instead of portraying Earth in 2050 as a hellhole, let’s envision — and create — a place we would love to live
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Retail has to take responsibility if we are paying to recycle its waste

Retail has to take responsibility if we are paying to recycle its waste | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The EU’s latest Packaging Waste Directive is all about consumer recycling rather than stopping the waste at source
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We’ll put incinerator plan back ‘in grave’

We’ll put incinerator plan back ‘in grave’ | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A “dead and buried” plan to build a power station in a former quarry has been resurrected with a the formation of a new partnership.
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Here's where to find some of the cleanest air in the world

Here's where to find some of the cleanest air in the world | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Want to visit a place with clean air? Really clean air? Maybe the cleanest of any urban area in the world? We check out a place north of the Arctic Circle that gets an A+ in the newly updated WHO Global Urban Ambient Pollution Database.
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New toxic time bomb: Contaminants in marine plastic pollution

New toxic time bomb: Contaminants in marine plastic pollution | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The United Nations Environment Program called marine plastics the “new toxic time- bomb”. Marine plastic is not only entangling and drowning wildlife, it is being mistaken for food and ingested along with its toxic contaminants. Marine plastics and in particular microplastics, provide a global transport medium for the most toxic chemicals into the marine foo
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La Flandre veut aussi interdire les sacs en plastique

Après la Wallonie et Bruxelles, la Flandre a aussi l’intention d’interdire l’usage des sacs plastique, a indiqué mercredi la ministre flamande de l’Environnement, Joke Schauvliege, [...]
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After Wallonia and Brussels, Flemish Minister for the Environment said Flanders also plans to ban plastic bags!

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California winery hires earthworms to clean up its wastewater

California winery hires earthworms to clean up its wastewater | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A glass of wine can require as much as 14 gallons of water to make, prompting Fetzer Vineyards to try a wriggly wastewater solution invented in Chile
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The Circular Economy: Butterflies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Circular Economy: Butterflies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Illustration: Ellen MacArthur Foundation. For full-sized image click hereA butterfly sums it up: It can be a symbol of biodiversity, fragility, the capacity for transformation, ora diagram of the type of economy that we should aim for.Just over half (54%) of the world’s population of 7.3 billion people live in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. The population is growing, and with it increased amounts of waste. If that is not managed well, it ca
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People may be breathing in microplastics, health expert warns

People may be breathing in microplastics, health expert warns | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Environmental health professor says microparticles of plastic, known to damage marine life, could be entering the air
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Report: Manufacturers Should Bare Recycling Costs for Short Lived Products

Report: Manufacturers Should Bare Recycling Costs for Short Lived Products | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Manufacturers should be made to pay recycling costs for short lived products, while correctly labeled long lasting products receive a significant boost in sales, according to a new study from the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
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