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Sierra Club - Bottled Water Campaign


The Sierra Club is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States.

As part of their Bottled Water Campaign, the Sierra Club has published this useful brochure to discourage the use of bottled water.

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'Trash for food' at Mexico City barter market

mexico-barter-schemeMexico City (CNN) -- A new barter market in Mexico City is helping residents trade their trash for food in an effort to reduce the mountain of waste produced by the mega city.

Mexico City's huge, infamous Bordo Poniente landfill site was receiving 12,600 tons of waste a day -- one and a quarter times the weight of the Eiffel Tower -- before it was shut down in December last year. But although the landfill is is no longer in operation, the city keeps churning out trash.

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Last Weekend, Half of Germany Was Running on Solar Power

solarenergy8-09[May 28] German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity – equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity – through the midday hours of Friday and Saturday.

Norbert Allnoch, director of the Institute of the Renewable Energy Industry in Muenster, said the 22 gigawatts of solar power fed into the national grid on Saturday met nearly 50% of the Germany's midday electricity needs.

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US Consumer Giants collaborate on biodegradeable plastic project

coke_dasani_200Coca-Cola, Ford Motor, Heinz, Nike, and Procter & Gamble have now confirmed that they will work together on a new Plant Polyethylene Terephthalate Technology Collaborative, PTC, in order to accelerate the development and deployment of sustainable plant-based plastics.

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Ban on plastic bags at L.A. markets is approved


Los Angeles became the largest city in the USA Wednesday to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a major victory to clean-water advocates who sought to reduce the amount of trash clogging landfills, the region’s waterways and the ocean.

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