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Why Global Warming Is Now an Economic Tax on the Middle Class | TriplePundit

Why Global Warming Is Now an Economic Tax on the Middle Class | TriplePundit | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
How Global Warming is now punishing the Middle Class with a new and growing economic tax collected through higher food prices and electric bills.
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Recycled plastic could supply three-quarters of UK demand, report finds | Environment | The Guardian

Recycled plastic could supply three-quarters of UK demand, report finds | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Circular economy could recycle more plastic and meet industry demand for raw materials, finds Green Alliance research
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How recycling more steel and aluminum could slash imports without a trade war

How recycling more steel and aluminum could slash imports without a trade war | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The U.S. could slash imports of these metals not by imposing duties but by boosting the reuse and recycling of old metal products.
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Pilot plant demonstrates low-cost conversion of CO2 into fuel

Direct air capture (DAC) systems have been discussed as a possibility for removing CO2 from the air, but until recently seemed too expensive. After running a pilot plant for three years, Carbon Engineering (CE) has broken down the costs of a DAC system and found how it can work.
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Sleek and Stylish Laundromat ‘Preserves the Life Cycle of a Garment’ –

Sleek and Stylish Laundromat ‘Preserves the Life Cycle of a Garment’ – | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Laundromat café Celsious offers a crisp and clean atmosphere for its fashion-forward customers.
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Mars Is Betting Greener Chocolate Bars Will Be Great for Profit - Bloomberg

Mars Is Betting Greener Chocolate Bars Will Be Great for Profit - Bloomberg | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Mars Inc., the maker of its namesake chocolate bar and Wrigley’s chewing gum, is spending $1 billion on sustainability with a strategy to make greener practices increase profits.
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Whale Found In Thailand Dies From Eating Over 80 Plastic Bags

Whale Found In Thailand Dies From Eating Over 80 Plastic Bags | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Rescuers unsuccessfully tried to nurse the male pilot whale back to health.
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EU proposes ban on plastic straws, cutlery

EU proposes ban on plastic straws, cutlery | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The European Union on Monday unveiled a proposed ban on single-use plastic items like straws and cutlery in an attempt to limit plastic pollution.
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Wow there's a groundswell happening! 

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Man plans 5,500 mile swim across Pacific to highlight plastic pollution

Man plans 5,500 mile swim across Pacific to highlight plastic pollution | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
I sometimes feel like I'm not doing enough. This guy makes those feelings worse.
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Massachusetts Gains Foothold in Offshore Wind Power, Long Ignored in U.S. - The New York Times

Massachusetts Gains Foothold in Offshore Wind Power, Long Ignored in U.S. - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The wind farms have increasingly become mainstream sources of power in Northern Europe, but the United States has largely not pursued the technology.
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New York may join other cities in banning plastic drinking straws - NY Daily News

New York may join other cities in banning plastic drinking straws - NY Daily News | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Businesses in the city would be barred from using disposable plastic straws under a bill set to be introduced Wednesday in the City Council.
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Alaska Airlines: Non-recyclable plastic straws will be phase out

Alaska Airlines: Non-recyclable plastic straws will be phase out | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Airline says it will be the first in U.S. to phase out plastic stirring sticks – and plastic citrus picks – in favor of sustainable versions.
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Solar and wind power are growing. Grid managers need to get ready.

Solar and wind power are growing. Grid managers need to get ready. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The rise in renewable energy will scramble the decision making of grid managers.
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More Than 5,000 US Schools Have Solar Power Installations

More Than 5,000 US Schools Have Solar Power Installations | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Approximately 5,489 K-12 schools in the US now have solar power installations, according to a report created by the Solar Foundation titled Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools, 2nd Edition.
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American Express is creating credit cards made from plastic found in the oceans

American Express is creating credit cards made from plastic found in the oceans | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
American Express is creating a credit card made primarily from plastic found in the ocean and on the coasts in an effort to reduce its environmental impact.
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Narendra Modi: India to ban single-use plastic by 2022

Narendra Modi: India to ban single-use plastic by 2022 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As other countries dither, India's Prime Minister makes a bold but important promise.
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Circular economy vital to EU’s quest to kill emissions: study – EURACTIV.com

Circular economy vital to EU’s quest to kill emissions: study – EURACTIV.com | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Reusing plastic and metal could help keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius and allow the EU to go emission free by 2050, according to new research on the burgeoning circular economy.
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EU publishes single-use plastics ban law and the straw wars heat up

EU publishes single-use plastics ban law and the straw wars heat up | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
You've almost certainly heard noise about banning plastic straws, but have you heard of "Straw Wars"?
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L’Oréal leads major beauty players in collective sustainable packaging effort

L’Oréal leads major beauty players in collective sustainable packaging effort | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The new sustainability initiative is called SPICE: the Sustainable Packaging Initiative for CosmEtics.
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Plastic or paper? Not a choice anymore under N.J. Shore town ban

Plastic or paper? Not a choice anymore under N.J. Shore town ban | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Vendors in Monmouth Beach will be barred from providing plastic straws or bags, as well as plastic or styrofoam containers, under a ban effective June 1
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Colgate Commits To 100% Recyclability Of Plastic Packaging By 2025

Colgate Commits To 100% Recyclability Of Plastic Packaging By 2025 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Colgate-Palmolive Company has committed to 100% recyclability of plastics used in its packaging across all product categories by 2025.
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Teapigs and supermarkets team up to launch 'Plastic Free' consumer label

Teapigs and supermarkets team up to launch 'Plastic Free' consumer label | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This should make it a whole lot easier to avoid plastic packaging.
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Nike, H&M and Burberry join forces for sustainable fashion | Reuters

Nike, H&M and Burberry join forces for sustainable fashion | Reuters | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it

By Isabelle GerretsenLONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major global brands Nike, H&M, Burberry and Gap have signed up to an initiative that aims to improve the industry's record on sustainability after a study found less than one percent of clothing is recycled. 

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