waste

Man throwing wipe into toilet
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David Madden
April 06, 2020 - 4:00 am
Be careful what you dump in your toilet these days. The Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority has been noticing stuff in the sewers that shouldn’t be there. Read more here.
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Street cleaning in Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
February 20, 2020 - 12:00 pm
Philadelphia officials say their pilot project to sweep streets was a success and they plan to expand it by the end of the year. Read more here.
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A person cleaning up litter.
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Mark Abrams
February 08, 2020 - 4:00 am
A new study finds litter is a costly problem that can't be solved solely by just cleaning up the mess. Read more here.
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Composting pile of fruit and vegetables.
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David Madden
February 05, 2020 - 3:03 pm
Camden County will take a new approach to getting rid of food scraps in four of its facilities. Read more here.
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Workers separating paper and plastic on a conveyor belt in a recycling facility.
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Pat Loeb
January 21, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia officials say the city's recycling stream is getting cleaner and they credit a public information campaign about how to recycle correctly. But they have a lot more to do. Read more here.
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Halloween candy
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Rasa Kaye
October 25, 2019 - 10:51 am
The trash component of Halloween is horridly high. The square footage of candy wrappers rivals that of holiday giftwrap, with the added eyesore of almost instantly becoming litter in streets and, later, in waterways.
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Six Flags Great Adventure
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John McDevitt
June 12, 2019 - 5:23 pm
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Next time you go to Six Flags Great Adventure, you'll be helping the park reduce its carbon footprint from the second you park your car. The Jackson Township, New Jersey amusement park has installed its own 23.5-megawatt solar farm, and the park is almost...
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Pat Loeb
June 05, 2019 - 5:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council committee Wednesday gave approval for the Streets Department to sign new contracts for recycling and waste disposal. The vote followed a lengthy public testimony that the contracts would harm the environment. Philadelphia, along with most...
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A container filled with plastic waste from Australia is seen on May 28, 2019 in Port Klang, west of Kuala Lumpur.
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May 28, 2019 - 6:41 pm
By Ushar Daniele and Helen Regan, CNN (CNN) - - Malaysia will return 450 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste to the countries that shipped it, in a refusal to become a dumping ground for the world's trash. Nine shipping containers at Port Klang, west of Kuala Lumpur, on Tuesday were found to...
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Guiness multipack use
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April 15, 2019 - 1:18 pm
By Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN Business (CNN) — Guinness is ditching plastic ring containers and shrink wrap in its beer multipacks. The parent company of the Irish brand, Diageo, announced Monday that it will replace plastic with 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard. The change also applies to...
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