Earth911 Reader — Business: Retailers Ditching Plastic Bags, The Social Cost of Carbon and Recyclable Snack Wrappers

Grocers Support Ditching Single-use Plastic Bags Walmart, Target, and CVS announced a partnership with Closed Loop Partners to develop a sustainable alternative to the ubiquitous single-use Plastic #4 shopping bag. The group will put up a $15 million investment to support companies’ identification and funding that offer viable solutions. The…

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Earth911 Reader: Civilian Conservation Corps and the Economic Impact of Extreme Temperatures

The Earth911 Reader collects and comments on useful news about science, business, sustainability, and recycling to save you time and keep you informed about the trends in environmental issues. IN SCIENCE Temperature Changes Negatively Impacts Economic Growth One of the characteristics of global warming is much broader day-to-day temperature ranges….

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