Seattle, King County will stop accepting plastic bags in recycle bins

SEATTLE — Seattle and King County residents were encouraged to find alternative options to dispose of or reuse their plastic bags. Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, Seattle and King County will no longer accept plastic bags or plastic film in recycling bins. Jeff Gaisford, Recycling and Environmental Services Manager for King County, says of all the tons of recyclables processed at facilities throughout the county, less than one percent of it was plastic bags or plastic film. “The plastic bags get wrapped up in some of the equipment and you can literally see it wrapping up in the equipment as the day goes on,” said Gaisford. “They’re unable to sort those materials effectively.” Gaisford explained the tangled plastic film prevents the processing machine’s screens from filtering out trash and waste. For nearly half the staff at one recycling facility, it was their sole job to get the plastic out. “At least once a day, often twice a day because they need to go in and they literally their employees cutting with box cutters the bags off that equipment,” said Gaisford. To prevent the cluster and save time, Seattle and King County will no longer accept recycle bins with plastic bags inside...

Electric two-wheeler dealers have reduced by around 20 percent in the past year

Lack of customers, poor EV-charging infrastructure and minimal or no finance options have been the major hurdles in the electric two-wheeler retail market. India wants to go fully electric in the two-wheelers (up to 150cc) segment in the next six years. If that happens, suppliers will get that critical scale to localise EV-related components, and dealers will get the critical footfalls in their showrooms. That, however, at present is a challenge because of which many EV dealers have shut shop. There were around 860 electric two-wheeler dealerships in April this year, but this figure was at least 20 percent more. These 20 percent dealers exited during the preceding year or so. Lack of customers and poor EV-charging infrastructure, along with minimal or no finance options, have been the major hurdles in the electric two-wheeler market in India. What adds to the dealers’ challenges has been the FAME II scheme, which laid out new norms that electric two-wheelers have to meet to be able to qualify for incentives. While the intent of the scheme may have been right, it perhaps created an unintended disruption in the market. Nearly all models have had to undergo technical changes, and ...

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This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. The Royal Horticultural Society has partnered with Floral Street to create the Electric Rhubarb perfume fragrance. RHS’s new line will launch at the Chelsea Flower Show in 50ml and 10ml bottles. Bottles produce white florals and sandalwood scents that finish with English rhubarb and salty sea air. The fragrances key ingredients include rhubarb, Australian sandalwood, island gardenia, frangipani and jasmine sambac. 18/8 Stainless Steel Water Bottle “As a creator of fine floral fragrances for the modern female, who better to collaborate with than the RHS, the best-known and best-loved gardening charity in Britain,” says Michelle Feeney, founder, Floral Street. “We are looking forward enormously to launching Electric Rhubarb, the incredible result of a wonderful collaboration, in our fabulous new packaging concept, at one of the world’s most famous flower shows.” The RHS fragrance line comes on the heels of the company’s recently announced partnership wi...

The Louis Vuitton designer’s rigorous vision has shaped fashion for this era, with a reach that’s

The Louis Vuitton designer’s rigorous vision has shaped fashion for this era, with a reach that’s as wide-ranging as it is deep-seated. In our 2019 Greats issue, out Oct. 20, T celebrates four talents who, in mastering their crafts, have changed their fields — and the culture at large. They have in common an essential and fierce desire to communicate, whether through beauty or provocation, or both. Of all the questions we ask artists, “Where did you get your inspiration?” is both the most inevitable and the most impossible. To the artist herself, it can feel like a challenge, as if her interrogator needs a plausible origin story for the work before him: Surely it couldn’t just have come from within her — could it? We revere the imagination, and yet we struggle to accept it as fundamentally elusive: Every artistic biography or critical essay is, in some part, an attempt to pierce the mystery of creation, to explain what is so often inexplicable. Answering that question can be a frustrating experience. Either your response is so straightforward as to deflate your work of its magic, or it is so opaque, even to you, the artist, that it defies articulation. Art can be comprehensible;...

Aquatic Therapy Products Market Booming Worldwide with leading Players: Sprint Aquatics, NZ Manufacturing, Danmar Products Inc, Aqua Creek Products etc.

Global Aquatic Therapy Products Market Report provides an overview of the given market analyzing the market type, major producers, applications of the product, latest technological advancements, characteristics and properties and market chain with detailed analysis of the latest market trends and expansion. Furthermore, the research report presents the potential industry supply, market demand, market value, market competition, key market players and the industry estimate from 2019-2025. Presently, the global Aquatic Therapy Products market is driven by several outstanding firms. The key market players are applying unique market strategies which include new product launches, operational and geographical expansion, partnerships and collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and sales to get a foothold in the industry. The Major Players Covered in this Report: Sprint Aquatics, NZ Manufacturing, Danmar Products Inc, Aqua Creek Products, Fabrication Enterprises, The Hygenic. & More. Get the sample copy of this report (including TOC, Tables and Figures)@:https://www.reportsmonitor.com/request_sample/690996 The report contains a detailed outlook of “Global Aquatic T...

Dublin’s latest yoga space takes a trip to the dark side

A newly opened yoga studio in Dublin 2 has nailed a certain kind of atmosphere that should appeal to those wanting to escape the stresses of modern life. Simple but transcendental design considerations mean that every aspect of the yoga studio – sound, feel, touch, taste and scent – have been given equal billing. The ambient attitude at The Space Between, on Dublin’s Fenian Street – which offers hot yoga, meditation, breathwork and movement classes, as well as a tea room that welcomes dogs – starts with the inverted sunrise of the facade. Painted in concentric circles of orange fading to yellow, the design is based on the colour theory of the abstract Josef Alber, explains its owner, Dave Smith, who spotted the former coach house as he was cycling around the city, and persistently contacted the owner, who eventually agreed to meet him. Smith has form in spotting city spaces. During the recession he set up the now-defunct Mabos, an events space housed in a former bicycle factory on Hanover Quay. It is now AirBnb’s head office in Dublin. For this venture, he joined forces with designer Jordan Ralph, whose aesthetic diners at Lucky Tortoise on Aungier Street will already know. Mea...

American Standard Circuits’ Ken Moffat on Flex and Rigid-flex Business

I almost always see American Standard Circuits’ Ken Moffat at the SMTA expos that I attend, including the Western Penn SMTA Expo. He is their director of business development and covers a fairly broad territory from his base in Toronto throughout Canada and parts of the U.S. from east to west. Patty Goldman: We were talking earlier about flex and rigid-flex, and the fact that American Standard wrote an eBook titled The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to… Flex and Rigid-Flex Fundamentals. Has that changed things for you? Ken Moffat: Yes, it has changed things for me because most of the product I’m selling now tends to be flex or rigid-flex designs. I’ve been with the company five years now, and 75–80% of my sales are in flex or rigid-flex. Moffat: These are all new customers. Where I was before for 15 years, we would turn down any flex orders and wouldn’t recommend any other shops; we just couldn’t do it, and it was all just rigid boards. So, I had no background in the flex design side. American Standard Circuits (ASC) is very good at promoting and marketing themselves, so we go to a lot of these shows or expos. Many people come to me at trade shows like this; in fact, that’s wh...

How does China view Artificial Intelligence (AI) as it applies to the country’s economy and national

How does China view Artificial Intelligence (AI) as it applies to the country’s economy and national security? In this article, Gregory Allen responds by looking at Beijing’s perspectives on AI’s importance and international security implications, China’s strengths and weaknesses in this technology, and more. He argues that Beijing perceives AI as a high strategic priority and that it’s devoting the necessary resources to cultivate its national security community’s expertise and strategic thinking. Allen also outlines what this means for the US if it wants to meet the competitive challenge posed by China. This article was originally published by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) on 6 February 2019. Image courtesy of TheDigitalArtist/Pixabay. In the second half of 2018, I traveled to China on four separate trips to attend major diplomatic, military, and private-sector conferences focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI). During these trips, I participated in a series of meetings with high-ranking Chinese officials in China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, leaders of China’s military AI research organizations, government think tank experts, and corporate executives at C...

L&L previews exhibitors and their products on show at the latest installment of the leading label

L&L previews exhibitors and their products on show at the latest installment of the leading label and package printing trade show, Labelexpo Europe 2017. Labelexpo Europe 2017 takes place September 25-28 in Brussels, Belgium, and is set to be the biggest edition in the show’s history. As well as the below exhibitor-by-exhibitor preview, read Andy Thomas’ opinion article on how Labelexpo Europe is broadening its horizons in 2017, and L&L editor James Qurk’s leader from issue 4 on how boundaries are shifting and the term ‘label’ is being redefined. There’s also a look at the new Automation Arena feature area debuting at Labelexpo Europe this year, and a lowdown on the Label Industry Global Awards 2017 finalists, also reported here, plus more on the new FoodSaveUV industry group that proposes food safe UV certification. And if you missed the pre-show webinar, catch up with it here. Further, see the image gallery below for visual highlights of what will be presented on the show floor at Labelexpo Europe 2017. AB Graphic | ACE | acpo | Actega | adphos Digital Printing | Ahlstrom-Munksjö | Shanghai Ako Printing Technology | Albertin | Alphas...

StrongVPN will help keep your browsing secure for just $4.37 a month

There are lots of VPN options available and picking the right one can be a bit difficult. The prices vary, some lock you into long commitments, and some are just not as feature-rich as others. Right now, you can grab one year of StrongVPN access for just $52.49, which breaks down to just $4.37 a month. If you aren’t quite sure whether you need a VPN or not, you can try it out for just one month for only $7.50 right now if you want. Both of these are thanks to a limited-time coupon code, WIREGUARD25, so don’t miss out. This is another great option if you’re in the market for a VPN to secure your computer a bit more. You can try it out for a month, or go all-in and grab a one-year subscription. StrongVPN is compatible with quite a range of devices, including iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, Fire TV Sticks, and more. The subscription gets you access to over 950 servers in 26 different countries and 46 cities, and there are 59,500 VPN IPs. You can run up to 12 simultaneous connections, and each one will have access to the “best available location” feature to ensure you get the best speeds. There are no speed limits or logging from StrongVPN, so your data i...

Two APS members are among the recipients of 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The prize is

Two APS members are among the recipients of 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The prize is awarded to APS Fellow John B. Goodenough (The University of Texas At Austin), APS Life Member M. Stanley Whittingham (Binghamton University; State University of New York), and Akira Yoshino (Asahi Kasei Corporation; Meijo University) for development of lithium-ion batteries. Goodenough, Whittingham, and Yoshino will share the prize equally for their separate breakthroughs that contributed to the creation of the rechargeable batteries that power much of today’s technology. Lithium-ion batteries also play an important role in the viability of renewable energy use, providing storage for solar and wind power, and powering long-range electric cars. As such, the technology is poised to play an increasing role in mitigating the effects of energy use on climate change. “The development of lithium battery technology has had far-ranging effects in nearly all walks of life,” said APS CEO Kate Kirby. “We are delighted that APS Fellow John Goodenough, APS Life Member M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino have been recognized for their pioneering work.” Whittingham began develop...

The best backpacks for women in 2019: Dagne Dover, Everlane, & more

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. The search for a nice backpack often lands you squarely in two camps. On the one hand, you can choose to look like you’ve stumbled into an 8 a.m. lecture with a large coffee in hand. On the other hand, you have a cute accessory to go along with your outfit, but you still don’t have enough space to store your phone, much less a laptop. Tote bags and other types of bags that go over one shoulder are one solution, but let’s face it. It’s simply more comfortable to carry a backpack and distribute the weight across your back and both shoulders.  And that’s how you end up here, in our guide for the best backpacks for women. You want a bag that’s practical and can carry your work, gym, or everyday essentials — or all of the above. You also want a bag with style and personality, an accessory that doesn’t look like all the other backpacks in the market.  Below, you’ll find our favor...

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