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The Road of the Future Might Be Made From Plastic Trash

Published: 
Wed, 07/15/2015 (All day)

The Pacific Garbage Patch and landfills around the globe are overflowing with plastic waste, and you can circle the earth at the equator at least four times with all the soda and water bottles thrown away every year. But if an experiment from a Netherlands-based company proves successful, there could be a new use for all that plastic trash: road construction.

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Yes, Richer Countries Produce More Waste. But Do They Have To?

Published: 
Fri, 12/12/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Waste

When it’s garbage day in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, you won’t see abandoned trash bags on the streets waiting for pickup, as you might in Manhattan. Instead, you’ll find Taiwanese citizens lining up to heave their own bags into the garbage truck each and every night.

FED UP Movie Screening

Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability & the Environment, American Cinematheque and Sustainable Works present:

TRASHED Movie Screening

Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability & the Environment, American Cinematheque and Sustainable Works present:

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L.A. councilman to propose measure to slash greenhouse gas emissions

Published: 
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 2:46pm
Category: 
Energy

A Los Angeles city councilman wants the city to set a new "life and death" goal for slashing greenhouse gas emissions, warning of dire consequences if government and business leaders drag their feet.