Eco-friendly Practices

'The milkman model': Big brand names try reusable containers

Jan 24, 2019

'The milkman model': Big brand names to try replacing disposable containers with reusable ones

Portugal: 3 detained amid attacks on police, racial tensions

Jan 24, 2019

Portuguese police say they have detained three juveniles amid a spate of attacks on police and night-time burnings of sidewalk trash cans and recycle bins

California city approves 25-cent fee on disposable cups

Jan 24, 2019

Berkeley, California, has approved a 25-cent fee on disposable cups city officials say is part of an effort to eliminate restaurant waste

Farmer pleads guilty to $140M in false organic grain sales

Dec 20, 2018

A farmer who owned an Iowa grain brokerage has pleaded guilty to falsely marketing $140 million dollars' worth of corn, soybeans and wheat as "certified organic."

Missouri farmer charged in $140M organic grain fraud scheme

Dec 19, 2018

A Missouri farmer is charged with fraud in a nationwide scheme to market $140 million worth of non-organic corn, soybeans and wheat as organic over a 7 ½ year period

Pregnant Chicago postal worker missing; foul play suspected

Oct 19, 2018

Chicago Police say they suspect foul play in the disappearance more than two weeks ago of a pregnant 27-year-old postal carrier

Ick factor: NYC so far turns up nose at food-scrap recycling

Oct 7, 2018

New York's ambitious organics collection effort has stalled due to poor participation in what some find to be a smelly chore

Taiwanese use new machines to exchange trash for cash

Sep 28, 2018

Residents of Taiwan's capital Taipei are using newly installed machines called "iTrash booths" to recycle cans and bottles in exchange for credit on their transportation smart cards

Japan to continue to push resumption of commercial whaling

Sep 27, 2018

A senior Japanese whaling negotiator says Tokyo will continue to push for a resumption of commercial whaling despite the recent defeat of its proposal by the International Whaling Commission

Barack Obama takes swipe at Trump's attitude on environment

Sep 26, 2018

Former U.S. President Barack Obama took a swipe at President Donald Trump's attitude to the environment, saying the globe needs "political and social commitment" to achieve sustainability

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