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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Since I made the move from full-time employment to full-time freelance almost three years ago, I’ve seen a dramatic shift in my productivity—and income. With more hours in the day to devote to building my business, I was able to pitch more outlets, finally incorporate my content agency into an LLC, and eventually hire writers for large blog-development projects for brands. For 15 months of my remote work experience, I quite literally worked from anywhere: trains to the airport in Tokyo, a bus winding through the mountains of Peru, a boat, somewhere in the middle of Mexico’s Riviera Maya region. This was made possible by a sense of adventure and also by Remote Year. … [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
NYU’s Shapiro says he worries about how data from wearables used to oversee COVID-19 patients could be used against them in the future. An insurance firm could find out a patient left home when she was supposed to comply with home quarantine, for instance. “There has to be some sort of a guarantee that companies won’t get that data,” he says. … [Read more...] about ‘This could get Orwellian really fast’: COVID-19 could end privacy as we know it