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Congress members want to simplify food expiration dates

Aug. 6, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A pair of U.S. representatives from different parties and opposite ends of the country are introducing a bill intended to curb consumer confusion about food date labeling. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine and Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington are proposing the Food...

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...

Big plastic user Japan fights waste ahead of G-20 summit

Jun. 26, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has a plastic problem. In a country where cleanliness and neat packaging have long been considered good service, almost everything, from single bananas to individual pieces of vegetables, pastries, pens and cosmetics is sold plastic-wrapped. But as world leaders descend on Osaka for the...