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Adieu sacs plastiques, bienvenue aux (vraies) alternatives

Adieu sacs plastiques, bienvenue aux (vraies) alternatives | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A la veille de l’entrée en vigueur de l’interdiction des sacs plastiques de caisse à usage unique, Zero Waste France ouvre les portes de son premier Festival dédié au mouvement zéro déchet, zér
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In former ‘Dirtiest City in America,’ clean transportation is thriving

In former ‘Dirtiest City in America,’ clean transportation is thriving | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A small Tennessee city is emerging as a national leader in clean transportation, with electric buses, a bike share system and a soon-to-launch electric car sharing program.
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Wal-Mart Asks Its Suppliers to Stop Using Eight Chemicals

Wal-Mart Asks Its Suppliers to Stop Using Eight Chemicals | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is asking suppliers to remove formaldehyde, triclosan and six other substances from their products, part of an effort to eliminate controversial chemicals from household goods.
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Circular Economy and Systemic Design in Piedmont Region (Italy) - 1° field visit - #Retrace project

This video is the report of the field visit done in palazzo Lascaris (Turin, Italy) the 19th April 2016 for Retrace project, an Interreg Europe project lea
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Study Finds Pharmaceuticals, Other Micropollutants In Hudson Estuary

Study Finds Pharmaceuticals, Other Micropollutants In Hudson Estuary | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A first-of-its-kind study released Friday points to a long and varied list of micropollutants in the Hudson River estuary. Dozens of products were
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The Fascinating History of Flour Sack Dresses - Old Photo Archive

The Fascinating History of Flour Sack Dresses - Old Photo Archive | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
An archive of old photos, vintage photos, and antiques and antique appraisal
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A fascinating example of turning 'packaging waste' into garments, sometimes it is useful to look back as we move forward.

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Group Highlights Link Between Chemicals in Household Items, Brain Development in Kids

Group Highlights Link Between Chemicals in Household Items, Brain Development in Kids | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A national group of health advocates and researchers says there’s a clear link between toxic chemicals in food and everyday products and brain development
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Restoring Hope

Restoring Hope | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The United Nations was founded 70 years ago in the turmoil and trauma of World War II with the firm conviction that a better future was possible, an
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Three held over murder of another environmental activist in Honduras

Three held over murder of another environmental activist in Honduras | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Honduran police have arrested three men for the murder of Lesbia Urquia, an environmental activist who fought against hydroelectric and mining projects on indigenous lands in the Central American country, authorities said on Wednesday.
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EC must adjust emissions benchmark or risk rewarding failure - NGO

EC must adjust emissions benchmark or risk rewarding failure - NGO | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The European Commission needs to rethink how it sets the 2021-2030 emissions reduction targets, outside the emission trading scheme, or risk falling further behind the ambitions set out in the Paris Agreement. 
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ArcelorMittal should return over 80,000 ETS allowances, says advocate general

ArcelorMittal should return over 80,000 ETS allowances, says advocate general | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Advocate general Manuel Campos Sánchez-Bordona has agreed that steel firm ArcelorMittal should return 80,922 emission trading system allowances that it received for an inactive plant
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La loi biodiversité proscrit les cotons-tiges jetables en plastique et les microbilles dans les cosmétiques !

La loi biodiversité proscrit les cotons-tiges jetables en plastique et les microbilles dans les cosmétiques ! | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
La loi biodiversité proscrit, à terme, les cotons-tiges en plastique ainsi que les microbilles dans les cosmétiques
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Bike couriers to help deliver London air pollution map

Bike couriers to help deliver London air pollution map | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Drayson Technologies to equip 50 Gophr couriers with its CleanSpace Tag carbon monoxide sensors,Technology ,air quality,London
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Asda becomes first supermarket to show customer food waste savings

Asda becomes first supermarket to show customer food waste savings | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Asda customers have saved £57 a year on average after the supermarket chain launched a campaign to tackle domestic food waste. - edie news centre
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Geographic cancer clusters are rampant but impossible to prove

Despite their best efforts, scientists can't prove the connection between industrial plants emitting noxious chemicals and geographical outliers in cancer numbers.
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UN criticises UK and Germany for betraying Paris climate deal

UN criticises UK and Germany for betraying Paris climate deal | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Climate change envoy singles out both countries for subsidising the fossil fuel industry and says the UK has lost its position as a climate leader
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Mercury levels enough to impact children’s brain development: report | Toronto Star

Mercury levels enough to impact children’s brain development: report | Toronto Star | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new report examining impact of mercury poisoning in Grassy Narrows First Nation says obvious symptoms are the “tip of the iceberg,”
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Last week we signed a statement calling for a Mercury ban. This article highlights the importance of such a ban.

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Scientists call for better plastics design to protect marine life

Scientists call for better plastics design to protect marine life | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Improved materials would encourage recycling and prevent single-use containers from entering the oceans and breaking into small pieces
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Alex Millay's curator insight, July 18, 6:42 AM
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The Fake Factory That Pumped Out Real Money

The Fake Factory That Pumped Out Real Money | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Making high-quality biodiesel is hard. Getting paid $100 million to not make it was kind of a snap.
Matthew Franklin's insight:

Fraud in the biofuel industry, led by biofuel subsidies.

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Action to cut food waste gains momentum across Europe

Action to cut food waste gains momentum across Europe | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
France’s ban on supermarkets throwing away unwanted food has led to greater calls for laws on food waste, campaigners say
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Aviation industry preparing for 'eleventh hour' deal on emission trading

Aviation industry preparing for 'eleventh hour' deal on emission trading | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
An agreement on curbing emissions from international flights will be reached at the ICAO general assembly this autumn, according to industry sources, while biofuels continue to struggle to emerge as a long-term solution for greening the sector. - edie news centre
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Europe-wide redesign project seeks examples of wasteful products | Resource Magazine

Europe-wide redesign project seeks examples of wasteful products | Resource Magazine | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Members of the public are being asked to nominate poorly-designed and wasteful products as part of a project to identify and redesign products for a more resource efficient economy.
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