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World making little progress on food waste, a big climate problem

Nov 15 (Reuters) – Every Thursday, California resident Richard Redmond takes a gallon-sized container of food scraps to the farmers market in the city of South Pasadena where it is collected and composted for use in gardens – an effort to reduce the amount of household waste he sends to landfill. “It’s just stunning,” the …

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TikTok of underground garbage bins in The Netherlands goes viral

A genius invention means residents in the Netherlands never have to worry about missing bin day again, with footage of the streamlined process going viral online. In Australia, residents typically have to drag their bins out onto the curb for collection once a week and pull them back in when they have been emptied. Unless …

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TikTok of underground garbage bins in The Netherlands goes viral

A genius invention means residents in the Netherlands never have to worry about missing bin day again, with footage of the streamlined process going viral online. In Australia, residents typically have to drag their bins out onto the curb for collection once a week and pull them back in when they have been emptied. Unless …

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Maersk sees weaker container demand as durable goods sales dry up

Shipping containers are transported on a Maersk Line vessel through the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt July 7, 2021. Picture taken July 7, 2021. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Consumer confidence, port congestion weigh on container demand Number of loaded containers falls by 7.4% in Q2 Warehouses in …

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Vertical farming: Sprout Stack, Eden Towers, Stacked Farm grab slice of $6b global sector

It’s a vision of the future that has captured the imagination of farmers, food companies and agricultural scientists for the past decade. As arable land becomes scarcer, the climate-change risk of destroying forests to make more cropping country becomes ever-more apparent, and food insecurity intensifies as a global threat to world peace, many minds have …

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Zaporizhzhia: Ukraine’s largest nuclear plant is under threat. But experts say a Chernobyl-sized disaster is unlikely

Nuclear experts are keen to defuse some of the more alarmist warnings, explaining that the main threat is closest to the plant itself and does not justify Europe-wide alerts. Experts are particularly wary of any comparisons to the Chernobyl disaster, a repeat of which is incredibly unlikely, they said. “It’s not very likely that this …

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