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“The State of Consumption Today.” Worldwatch Institute. Accessed December 17, 2014, http://www.worldwatch.org/node/810.

Happiness in 2 Easy Steps

(1.0) The first step to counting your blessings is on the left and down the gray cirrus tunnel defined by deciduous trees in either late-fall or early-winter levels of depreciation. 505 more words

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Turning waste into a resource - Moving towards a 'circular economy'

Written by Didier Bourguignon

In a circular economy, unlike in a linear economy based on a ‘take-make-consumethrow away’ pattern, the materials contained within products are reused, turning waste into a valuable resource. 234 more words


State Senator Wants To Ban The Use Of Recycled Tires For Playground Turf

TURLOCK (CBS13) – There’s a new turf war developing across California.

A state senator wants to ban recycled tires used in the artificial turf at schools and playgrounds because there may be a link to cancer. 416 more words


New EU Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants

The European Commission have published a new regulation, 1342/2014, which adds limit values to a number of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) listed in the Stockholm Convention. 75 more words


MRA takes on semi-aggregator role to bring landfills into ERF

Waste and environment consultancy MRA has launched a new service to help councils benefit from the Emissions Reduction Fund.

The service will involve MRA acting on behalf of councils to help them prepare and make ERF bids for landfill abatement projects. 410 more words


A wasteful affair

Over 2014, LUPPEN conducted a research project on waste management in Lilongwe. Specifically, we worked with three settlements in the city – Mchesi, Chinsapo, and Mwenyekondo – to improve waste management in urban poor settlements in Lilongwe, through community mobilization and evidence-based advocacy. 768 more words