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  By Alex Edwards Special to The Daily Camera Boulder has a goal of making 85% of its garbage or waste recyclable, and take-out food containers make up a large portion of that waste. That’s what the repEATer app developed by two Boulder residents is seeking to change. Chris Todd and Aushwi...
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    By Sue McMillin Columnist for The Denver Post We’ve got a few months to figure out how to organize our lives without the plastic grocery bags and foam take-out containers that are mostly banned under a new Colorado law, and in Denver, a 10 cent fee on disposable bags began Thursday...
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    By Deborah Swearingen Daily Camera BOULDER » Eco-Cycle is joining forces with three other recyclers to form the Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers, an organization that hopes to advocate for recycling policies and solutions that aid in promoting an economy that eliminate...
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The Denver Post Parade  11.3 million tons of textiles went into landfills in 2018. “If we can keep the stuff that’s already been made in circulation a little longer, there’s less impact on the planet from production,” says the NRDC’s Hoover. That means, think before you buy. Could you patch t...
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    Lawmakers deal with competing legislation By Alex Burness The Denver Post Colorado lawmakers have a decision to make: Ban single-use plastic bags and foam takeout containers from many restaurants and retailers, or keep the plastics as an option but have food service packaging...
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By Haven Daley The Associated Press,The Denver Post    PACIFICA, CALIF. » Disposable masks, gloves and other types of personal protective equipment are safeguarding untold lives during the pandemic. They’re also creating a worldwide pollution problem, sending an influx of ...
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By Michael Elizabeth Sakas Colorado Public Radio Colorado is wasting more and recycling less. From 2018 to 2019, the state’s recycling rate dropped to 15.9% from 17.2%, far below the national average of 35%, according to an annual report released by Eco-Cycle and the Colorado Public Interest Rese...
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Shared from the 9/25/2020 The Denver Post eEditioBy Adam MinterBloomberg Opinion   Adam Minter is a columnist at Bloomberg Opinion. Is plastics recycling a lie? That’s the question at the heart of a new investigation into whether Americans have been filling up their blue bins with misplaced ...
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 Words by Tina Casey   MAY 25, 2020  Analysts were already predicting the end of recycling last year, when mountains of waste began to pile up after China and other countries began refusing to accept such shipments from overseas. The COVID-19 outbreak has further complicated global recyc...
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Toilet paper may be on our minds, but it’s still not on store shelves. Could you ever have imagined such high demand for TP? Just as you may be experiencing varying levels of TP shortages, so too have retailers and suppliers. They’re having a tough time meeting the surge in demand, but there is a hu...
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Shared from the 1/21/2020 The Denver Post eEdition   By Chris Buckley © The New York Times Co. BEIJING» It’s piled up in landfills. It clutters fields and rivers, dangles from trees, and forms flotillas of waste in the seas. China’s use of plastic bags, containers and cutlery has b...
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Shared from the 12/14/2019 The Denver Post eEdition “WAR ON PLASTICS” A public hearing on the proposal is slated for Dec. 16 By Conrad Swanson
The Denver Post Denver’s proposed fee for single-use bags is just the beginning of what City Council President Jolon Clark envisions as a “war on pla...
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Shared from the 11/17/2019 The Denver Post eEdition INDONESIA By Richard C. Paddock The New York Times More than 30 commercial kitchens in Tropodo, a village on the eastern side of Indonesia’s main island, Java, fuel their tofu production by burning a mix of paper and plastic waste, some of ...
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It could be lights out for tiny toiletries. Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel chain, announced Wednesday it will eliminate small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel from its hotel rooms worldwide by December 2020. They will be replaced with larger bottles or wall-mo...
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By Craig Giammona
Bloomberg News, Shared from the 8/28/2019 The Denver Post eEdition BROOMFIELD-BASED BALL CORP. Beer pong may be getting more environmentally friendly. Ball Corp., the 139-year-old packaging company in Broomfield that has benefited as beverage companies shift from plastic amid po...
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Shared from the 10/25/2018 The Denver Post eEdition EUROPEAN COUNCIL SUPPORTS BANS ON SINGLE-USE PLASTICS   — The Associated Press BRUSSELS » The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics to counter pollution in seas, fields and waterways. ...
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  Shared from the 2018-08-24 The Denver Post eEdition KING SOOPERS OWNER, Kroger phasing out plastic bags at all its stores By The Associated Press CINCINNATI» The nation’s largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable wit...
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  Shared from the 2018-08-24 The Denver Post eEdition KING SOOPERS OWNER, Kroger phasing out plastic bags at all its stores By The Associated Press CINCINNATI» The nation’s largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable wit...
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  Shared from the 2018-08-24 The Denver Post eEdition KING SOOPERS OWNER, Kroger phasing out plastic bags at all its stores By The Associated Press CINCINNATI» The nation’s largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable wit...
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 KING SOOPERS OWNER, Kroger phasing out plastic bags at all its stores By The Associated Press The nation’s largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable with their impact on the environment. Kroger Co. started Thursday...
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