‘Planet is a dumping ground’

Kingston garbage bag debate is typical of how we view waste, according to a Queen University researcher.

not being discussed is what waste are we producing. Why are we producing this much and what do we do with it? said Prof. Myra Hird, director of the genera Research Group.

Council recently approved a bylaw that restricts the number of free bags of garbage to one a week.

There is no limit on recyclable materials.

are really downstream discussions. We pay taxes and feel we have the right to do this, said Hird. quickly leads to a discussion of people rights. A right to consume what we want and when we want and dispose of it when we want. An upstream discussion is why is our culture and our lives so dependent on consuming and omega watches discarding? has teamed up with Prof. Kerry Rowe, a Queen expert in landfill site design, to conduct a long range study of waste flow in Canada.

danger is we get taken up with these issues and don think about the bigger, more important issues which are our relationship with waste and our ideas about how we treat the planet, she said. planet is a dumping ground. waste diversion policies and the recent public uproar about reducing pickup to one b omega watches ag a week are included in the research.

But the city issues with waste are by no means unique.

project is much bigger than I initially anticipated, Hird said. roads lead to garbage. Waste is just an enormous topic, particularly in Canada, because we landfill most of our waste. said that we view waste in a way that is disconnected from reality.

Municipal waste and recycling operations are efficient, telling us what waste should be placed in which colour of container and when to put it out at the curb.

Then it disappears.

people don know what happens to it, Hird said.

society has done a very good job of taking waste away from visibility. But this means we don think about what that means. We think about the inconvenience of one bag or two bags without looking at the bigger picture. collaborator on the project suggested to Hird that landfills should be in the midddle of cities.

point is, this out of sight, out of mind attitude, she said. we were surrounded by our waste, we might have a different relationship with it. We are encouraged not to care. also interviewed Kingston city councillors about the one bag limit that they narrowly passed in July.

councillors were supportive of moving to a one bag policy. They also were concerned about what the financial bottom line i omega watches g> omega watches s, she said.

Hird says we have an intense and short lived relationship with waste.

For example, we will buy a product wrapped in Styrofoam, which we rip away and discard.

spends very little time in use. A bulk of everything we handle we use pretty quickly and discard them, said Hird. interested in how many products spend their life as garbage. many European countries, incineration is used to dispose of waste because space for landfills is in such short supply.

But even burning garbage poses a problem with the ash that is left over and must be dumped.

not removing the problem of landfilling, she said.

Ultimately, Hird believes, we have to engage in a more serious discussion about how much we buy and throw away.

economy is based on relentless consumption of goods that are discarded, she said.

Hird hopes the study will generate a dialogue that will make people think about their buying habits, just as the one bag limit has done in Kingston.

observation is that discussions of one free bag versus two free bags versus no free bags are important discussions. It clearly where people encounter waste, with a change of policy, she said.

like waste demands an inter disciplinary approach. We know a lot about landfills. We know a lot about toxicity. Science doesn provide the solution. It a social solution we need. It something we need to talk about.

‘PK’ actor Sushant Singh Rajput bags a Yash Raj film

Mumbai: Popular TV actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who shot to fame with serial ‘Pavitra Rishta’, has bagged a movie to be made under the Yash Raj Films banner. Earlier, actor Shahid Kapoor was to feature in this YRF’s untitled film that is to be directed by Maneesh Sharma of ‘Band Baaja Baarat’ and ‘Ladies vs Ricky Behl’ fame.

However, the shooting schedule of the film got pushed after the director fell ill and Shahid had to opt out of the project due to some other work related commitments.

As Shahid could not re adjust the dates for the revised schedule of the film, the makers launched a hunt for a su omega watches itable hero and finally zeroed in on Sushant.

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Beef Products Inc. sued the television network in 2012 seeking $1.2 billion in damages. Dakota Dunes based BPI says ABC’s covera omega watches ge led to the closure of three plants and roughly 700 layoffs by misleading consumers into believing the product is unsafe.

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You have viewed 20 free articles omega watches or blogs allowed within a 30 day period. FREE registration is now required for uninterrupted access. A circuit judge has refused to throw out a defamation lawsuit against ABC related to its coverage of a meat product called lean, finely textured beef, which critics have dubbed “pink slime.”

Beef Products Inc. sued the television network in 2012 seeking $1.2 billion in damages. Dakota Dunes based BPI says ABC’s coverage led to the closure of three plants and roughly 700 layoffs by misleading consumers into believing the product is unsafe.

Attorneys for ABC say BPI might not like the phrase “pink slime,” but like all ground beef it’s pink and has a slimy texture.

In her Thursday ruling, Judge Cheryle Gering dismissed some claims but allowed most to go forward.

Foreign pills prompt recall of Alli drugGlaxoSmithKline is recalling the weight loss drug Alli after receiving reports that other pills and tablets are being found in the bottles.

The over the counter drug comes in a turquoise blue capsule with a dark blue band and the text “60 Orlistat.” However, consumers have been finding a range of tablets in the bottles, the British drugmaker said Thursday,

GlaxoSmithKline also said some bottles have tamper resistant seals that are not authentic. Alli comes in bottles with an inner foil barrier labeled “Sealed for Your Protection.”

Some of those bottles are missing labels.

The company is asking pharmacies and retailers in the United States and Puerto Rico to immediately remove the drug from store shelves.

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Malloy appeared Thursday at the same New Britain restaurant where he dined earlier this month with President Barack Obama and several other New England governors. The president was in town to advocate for a national $10.10 minimum wage.

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