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Trump attacks on Google recycle baseless claims

Aug. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of unfounded claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives. Among those claims: that Google interferes with U.S. elections, is biased against conservatives and prefers working with...

SC elementary reopening despite toxic 'Trash Mountain' fire

Aug. 19, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina elementary is reopening for the first day of school despite a smoldering, toxic fire in a 50-foot trash pile at a nearby recycling center. News outlets report Beaufort County School District decided to open Okatie Elementary as scheduled on Monday. It says a sensor at...

Editorials from around Oregon

Aug. 14, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: ___ Mail Tribune, Aug. 13, on state procedures for issuing drivers licenses: Bill Greenstein's lawsuit alleging the state of Oregon wrongly issued a driver's license to the repeat drunk driver who killed his wife is now settled. What's not settled is whether Oregon is...

How to keep your razors from contributing to landfill waste

Aug. 7, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — How bad is your disposable razor for the environment? The question is gaining attention among consumers amid a growing global campaign against plastic waste, with cities and countries introducing bans on single-use plastic bags and straws. Don't worry, there's no talk of banning your razor,...

Man reunites with $23K found in recycling sorting facility

Aug. 4, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A man who accidentally tossed $23,000 into the recycling bin reunited with his life savings Saturday after a worker at a recycling facility in Northern California spotted a shoebox stuffed with money. When the man from Ashland, Oregon, realized his mistake on Thursday, the recycling...

Shanghai tries to reduce its trash, 1 chicken bone at a time

Jul. 31, 2019 3:56 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — China's biggest city has dived headfirst into a trash sorting program that marks the country's first serious attempt at cutting the amount of garbage headed for landfills. But despite a sweeping education campaign by the ruling Communist Party and the threat of fines, Shanghai residents...

Rome tests recycling bottles for transit cash

Jul. 24, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Travelers in Rome have a new way to earn cash towards public transportation tickets: recycling plastic bottles. The city of Rome unveiled three test machines Tuesday around metro stations where passengers can drop plastic water bottles, receiving five cents apiece through a scan on their...

Plastic or paper? Trump campaign weighs in on straw debate

Jul. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president and his reelection campaign are mocking efforts to replace plastic straws with paper ones and turning that disdain into a fundraising gimmick. The president's 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, tweeted that he was "so over paper straws. #LiberalProgress." He said liberals...