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Recycling

Why is recycling so confusing? You can blame Big Oil

This post has been updated with a correction. It turns out that the reason there’s so much plastic shit in the ocean isn’t that you haven’t bought a metal straw yet (me either). NPR and PBS Frontline published a bombshell investigation on Friday about how oil and gas executives knowingly…
bubmag
September 11, 2020
Recycling

A new type of plastic may be the first that is infinitely recyclable

Environment 19 August 2020 By Alice Klein We need solutions to deal with plastic pollutionShutterstock / MOHAMED ABDULRAHEEMA new type of plastic that can be easily broken down into its chemical building blocks and reassembled into high-quality products could reduce the amount of plastic waste ending up in landfill. More…
bubmag
August 19, 2020
Recycling

True recovery means looking to the future, not the past

The global call for a just, green recovery from COVID-19 will require planning for the short and long term. One immediate need is to stop subsidizing the polluting, climate-altering fossil fuel industry -- other than to create opportunities for workers displaced by automation, market forces and now this pandemic. That isn't…
bubmag
August 19, 2020
Recycling

How to recycle your TV

As tech lovers, we all need to make a greater effort to be responsible for our aging devices. After all, not everyone is aware of just how damaging e-waste can be for the environment, especially in the U.S. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, electronic waste contains lead, mercury, and…
bubmag
August 18, 2020
Recycling

Four Corners plastics story has lessons for Australia

Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA)The Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA), the national voice of the organics recycling industry, believes that last night’s Four Corners contains valuable lessons for Australia in better managing its waste and recycling tasks.Plastic Wars, a PBS Frontline production from the USA, was featured on Four Corners…
bubmag
August 11, 2020