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  1. Wasteful Food Packaging Swamps Landfills

    Not one of them earned high honors. An analysis of 47 major U.S. food and beverage chains found that most companies aren’t doing a good job of reducing paper and plastic packaging that ends up in the garbage or, worse, in the ocean. Only Starbucks and McDonald’s earned the second-best rating of “Better Practices” for using some post-consumer recycled content in their disposables. Eight laggards showed little interest in recycling at all, which probably won’t change unless consumers make a stink.

    NPR

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