I don’t know whether this day will ever come, but I don’t want the entire onus to be on me. I just want to throw things in the recycling bin and have them be recycled. I am busy, I have other things happening in my life, and if the national recycling rates are any indicator, I am not alone. As a nation, we will never reach the San Franciscan utopian levels of recycling without legislating what private industry can produce. The EU came to this conclusion in 2017 and set a goal of having all plastic packaging be recyclable by 2030. A year later the EU decided that directive alone wouldn’t do enough to reduce the amount of garbage Europe generates, and it mandated that single-use plastics (which make up 80% of litter on European beaches) be replaced by recyclable or compostable materials. Unless we want a future where we swim in plastic seas and drive over combustible land, these mandates need to become U.S. law. … [Read more...] about How America’s least sustainable city learned to love recycling
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Businesses can afford to pay more The ability to grow a company without a lease is becoming more and more attractive. When Chris Neumann started his company, Cro Metrics, in 2011, he knew he wanted a remote workforce. In addition to being able to offer a flexible work-and-life balance and attract top-tier professionals, he also understood how not paying office rent would translate into happier employees. “Most companies spend 10 to 15% of revenue on rent. We use that savings to pay our employees above-market wages,” he says. “We are providing really great jobs that team members would otherwise not have access to, and in return we are able to attract the best talent from around the country.” … [Read more...] about We’re in the midst of a massive work-from-home experiment. What if it works?
Coronavirus pandemic | Centre tells states, UTs to take action in maintaining hygiene in jails, handling prisoners Coronavirus pandemic | Donald Trump signs $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill, tells Americans 'help is on the way' Coronavirus pandemic: GoAir offers to fly migrants back home … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Ralph Lauren to make masks, gowns for medical workers