Eco-friendly practices

This combination of photos released by Ralph Lauren shows Polo shirts made from recycled plastic bottles. Each shirt is made from an average of 12 bottles collected in Taiwan, where the Polos are made, in partnership with an organization called First Mile. The shirts will be available Thursday for men and women at RalphLauren.com and in stores around the globe. (Ralph Lauren via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 11:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Earth, meet Polo. Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero water. David Lauren, the youngest son of the company's founder and its chief innovation officer, told The...
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In this Thursday, March 14, 2019 photo, Belinda Lau, manager of the Wiki Wiki Drive Inn takeout restaurant in Honolulu, sprinkles cheese on an order of spaghetti in a styrofoam container. Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics used at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of cities across the country have banned plastic foam containers, but Hawaii would be the first to bar them statewide. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
March 19, 2019 - 2:47 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of cities nationwide have banned plastic foam containers, but Hawaii's measure targeting fast-food and full-service...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2016 file photo, cans and plastic bottles brought in for recycling are seen at a recycling center in Sacramento, Calif. California consumers are losing out on at least $308 million in nickel deposits on cans and bottles, largely because it’s increasingly difficult to find a recycling center. That’s according to a report set for release Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, by advocacy group Consumer Watchdog. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 28, 2019 - 1:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California consumers lost out on at least $308 million in nickel deposits on cans and bottles in 2018, largely because it's increasingly difficult to find a place to recycle them, according to a new report made public Thursday. In the last five years, about 40 percent of...
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February 18, 2019 - 10:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which ships millions of packages a year to shopper's doorsteps, says it wants to be greener. The online retail giant announced plans Monday to make half of all its shipments carbon neutral by 2030. To reach that goal, the online retail giant says it will use more renewable...
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February 15, 2019 - 4:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. government is leading an ambitious effort to develop ways to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, cellphones and other sources to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of metals crucial to battery production. The Energy Department announced a $15-billion,...
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This photo shows Clorox's stainless steel wipe container designed for use with Loop. The new shopping platform announced at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way people buy many products, from food to personal-care and home products. Loop would do away with disposable containers for some name-brand products, including some shampoos and laundry detergents. Instead, those products would be delivered in sleek, reusable containers that will be picked up at your door, washed and refilled. (Dara Rackley/TerraCycle via AP)
January 24, 2019 - 8:52 am
A new shopping platform announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way we buy many brand-name products. Loop, as the platform is called, would do away with disposable containers for things like shampoo and laundry detergent from some of the world's biggest manufacturers...
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January 24, 2019 - 6:58 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese police detained three juveniles Thursday amid a spate of attacks on police and night-time burnings of sidewalk trash cans and recycle bins. Rocks and a homemade incendiary device were thrown at officers who went to investigate a fire, police said in a statement...
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December 04, 2018 - 6:43 pm
DENVER (AP) — A utility serving 3.6 million electricity customers in eight states said Tuesday it will try to eliminate all its carbon emissions from electrical generation by 2050. Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke acknowledged that not all the technologies the company needs to meet that goal are available...
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A woman passes an "iTrash booth" at an intersection in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Residents of Taiwan’s capital Taipei are using newly installed machines called “iTrash booths” to recycle cans and bottles in exchange for credit on their transportation smart cards. The initiative seeks to promote recycling while also giving residents more flexibility in how they dispose of their garbage. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
September 28, 2018 - 3:16 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Residents of Taiwan's capital Taipei are using newly installed machines called "iTrash booths" to recycle cans and bottles in exchange for credit on their transportation smart cards. The initiative seeks to promote recycling while also giving residents more flexibility in how...
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In this Monday, July 23, 2018 photo, the sun beats down on downtown Phoenix. Already devilishly hot for being in the Sonoran desert, Arizona’s largest city is also an “urban heat island,” a phenomenon that pushes up temperatures in areas covered in heat-retaining asphalt and concrete. Phoenix officials say they are tackling urban warming, monitoring downtown temperatures, planting thousands of trees and capturing rainwater to cool off public spaces. (AP Photo/Matt York)
July 26, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — When temperatures soar as they have this week in downtown Phoenix, homeless people ride the air-conditioned light rail to avoid a heat so brutal it killed 155 people in the city and surrounding areas last year. An occasional siren wails as paramedics rush to help people sick from the...
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