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Digging deeper into carbon offsets

Dig Deeper articles share highlights and source links from recent reporting. Topics for this series focus on the environment, workplace wellness, sustainability, and smart technologies. What is a carbon offset? Carbon trading, described as emissions trading by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is designed to offset the Greenhouse Gas (GhG) emissions, often caused by use […]
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2020 recycling update

Dig Deeper articles share highlights and source links from recent reporting. Topics for this series focus on the environment, workplace wellness, sustainability, and smart technologies. Curbside program changes An online tool at WasteDive.com reports the how China’s several restrictions on scrap imports have impacted each state. After a state is selected from a drop-down list, […]
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Digging deeper into container deposit laws

This edition of Dig Deeper explores beverage container recycling laws and the benefits they bring. The third section describes reverse vending machines, a deposit return convenience found in many states. Links to relevant information are provided, including 25 sources for reverse vending machines. Where are beverage container deposits required? These 10 states, plus Guam, have […]
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Climate action update

This edition of Dig Deeper covers recent events and actions that focused on climate change. Links are provided for exploring the Global Week for the Future, Climate Week NYC, and the UN Climate Summit even deeper. Global week for the future September 20-27, 2019 Protests and strikes held at 4,500 locations in 150 countries  voiced […]
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Insights from greenhouse gas research

Scholars at leading universities are studying, quantifying, and predicting the impact of climate change. They are also publishing fresh ideas for limiting and mediating that impact. Transition to renewable energy recommended Research project at the University of Michigan In the United States, 28% of greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions are the result of generating electricity from […]
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Digging deeper — with a focus on recycling

Recycling has recently been in the news locally, nationally, and internationally. Several articles explore how a California community responds to the China ban,  what Orlando is doing in response to wish-cycling, and the waste sorting now required in Shanghai, China. Market challenges require changes in plastics recycling Restrictions recently implemented by China have substantially limited […]