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Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants to reduce waste going into the ocean

HONOLULU — Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of cities across the country have banned plastic foam containers, but Hawaii’s measure would make it the first to do so statewide. The liberal [...]

By | 2019-03-20T14:23:03+00:00 Thursday, March 21, 2019|

Fort Worth’s $1.2B Panther Island raises questions

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth’s nearly $1.2 billion Panther Island project is pitched as a flood control measure that would bring a vibrant riverfront neighborhood to the city, but critics are questioning whether it’s disguised as a flood plan to tap into federal money. The Army Corps of Engineers quietly excluded the project [...]

By | 2019-03-20T14:16:16+00:00 Thursday, March 21, 2019|

Starbucks CEO sees more stores, faster innovation as key

Starbucks President and CEO Kevin Johnson wants his company to move faster. In China, Starbucks is opening a store every 15 hours as it tries to stay ahead of cheaper competitors. At home, Johnson is creating smaller teams to speed product development. Starbucks’ new Cloud Macchiato was developed, tested and approved in four weeks last [...]

By | 2019-03-20T14:17:17+00:00 Thursday, March 21, 2019|

Startup Weekend: A 54-hour event at which ideas are born, cultivated

The Techstars Startup Weekend Columbus kicks off tomorrow, bringing entrepreneurs, designers, coders and others to create viable ventures in one weekend. The event will be held at ScriptDrop Inc.’s new office space at 855 Grandview Ave. in Columbus. The company provides prescription delivery, connecting pharmacies to its network of couriers, according to its website. Participants [...]

By | 2019-03-20T14:39:42+00:00 Thursday, March 21, 2019|

Reducing food waste not only helps environment, also lowers the grocery bill

An expired date on an egg carton. Browning avocados. The Chinese takeout from last week. They’re all foods likely destined for the trash. If you’re hoping to reduce household food waste, experts say there are two key things to do: Eat what you have, and buy only what you need. Practicing smarter shopping is not [...]

By | 2019-03-20T14:33:06+00:00 Thursday, March 21, 2019|