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Plant-based plastics going to landfill

Many businesses selling food and drink are now turning to the containers in a bid to be greener. But Keep Wales Tidy said there was a risk that they could lead to “unintended consequences” because of the lack of places that can compost them. Could plant-based plastics help tackle waste pollution? Are we stuck with plastic straws? Four ideas to tackle coffee cup waste How it works Food waste is recycled using a process called anaerobic digestion, helping to produce electricity and fertiliser as by-products. But plant-based items, including those…

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These paintings are literally made with love

There is nothing quite as pure as watching animals try to eat cumbersome people food. Dogs and peanut butter, hamsters and crackers — it’s a match made in viral video heaven.  But our personal favorite physical manifestation of cuteness comes in the form of turtles trying to eat strawberries. Their mouths are just too small to wrap completely around the strawberry, and their bodies too slow to chow down on the fruit. Adorable. SEE ALSO: 2018: The Year Humans Called Animals Hot If you need to purify your internet browsing…

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Kushner readies for spring launch of US Middle East peace plan

Washington (CNN)The United States is beginning to prep allies for a spring rollout of its plan for Middle East peace, with President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, outlining the timing and methodology of the plan at the Middle East security conference in Warsaw, Poland. The silence surrounding the plan has become a source of frustration and uncertainty that some diplomats worry could eventually scuttle the proposal’s chances. Fears about the plan Kushner has rebuffed major US allies’ requests to circulate the plan, one diplomat said, as he…

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2020 Dems hit early voting states; Weld explores GOP bid

Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, who ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2016, said Friday that he was considering challenging President Donald Trump in a 2020 Republican primary. A look at midterm campaign activities ahead of Presidents Day weekend: ___ GILLIBRAND Gillibrand, in New Hampshire, participated in a walking tour of downtown Concord before visiting businesses in Dover and meeting members of the LGBT community in Somersworth. On Friday, she called Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border…

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Travelers to be provided nonbinary gender option by some airlines: report

The modification is being put into effect as a means to promote inclusivity, according to the airlines. DELTA CONNECTION PASSENGER’S VAPE PEN BURSTS INTO FLAMES, IGNITES BAG IN OVERHEAD COMPARTMENT “Undisclosed” or “unspecified” will reportedly be among the new options made available. The booking tools used to arrange flights on American, Delta and United airlines are currently being restructured with the new selection, which is expected to be changed in the coming weeks, they told The Associated Press. American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller was optimistic about the rollout while noting…

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Stephen Colbert calls Trumps national emergency plan ‘insane’

Donald Trump is set to declare a national emergency in order to unlock $8 billion in additional funds for his border wall, on top of the lowered $1.375 billion allocated in a bipartisan budget bill the president is also expected to sign.  The Late Show host Stephen Colbert unpacked the troubling situation in his opening monologue Thursday night, casually calling Trump’s plan “insane.” “He claims he could get all the funding he wants for his wall if he just declared a national emergency. That, of course, would be insane,” Colbert…

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Here are the top five moments where women stole the show at this years GRAMMYs

Image: Davied Howells / Corbis via Getty Images Just days after unveiling a plan to hand out certain Oscars during commercial breaks, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided it will air every Oscars category live after all.  “The Academy has heard the feedback from its membership regarding the Oscar presentation of four awards – Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Action Short, and Makeup and Hairstyling,” said the organization in a statement. “All Academy Awards will be presented without edits, in our traditional format.” SEE ALSO: 4 categories…

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The Shirk Report Volume 511

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – You know it’s cold outside when | And | And – Ya Adam! – Wait for the ref – When you’re at a house party and there’s a dog – Protip – Tony Hawk 10 year challenge…

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