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Score One for Savvy Marketing: Branding Tap Water in Venice

Up until recently, bottled water has had one major advantage over tap water in Venice. No, it's not water quality, taste, or health benefits: bottled water, unlike the stuff that comes free out of the taps, comes in a branded bottle. Through brand loyalty or merely the emotional response to a pic...

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Tags: Ad, Advertising, Communication, Europe, Italy, Marketing, News, Resources, Water
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Poland: Food Waste and Meat Consumption

It's always interesting to see how environmental ills affect other regions. A report out of Poland says that food waste is a problem there, too. Approximately 4 million tons of food will be wasted in Poland this year, while over 2.5 million people will suffer from poverty and undernourishment. Ha...

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Tags: Agriculture, Diet, Europe, Meat, Nutrition, Poland, Poverty
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NYPD Green: Teaching Respect for the Environment, One Summons at a Time

On the New York City streets, polluters are learning to fear green-uniformed environmental protection police. It would make a great addition to the number of crime procedural TV shows set in the city: watch the officers crack down on undersize trout! Watch them in a sting operation on a supermark...

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Tags: City, Europe, Law, New york, Policy, Recycling, Trash, Urban
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GMO Pros and Cons: Europe vs the US

Okay, we all kind of suspect that the oil business is a dirty business, and that lobbyists and wealthy corporations probably have their fingers in a lot of pies, holding up the progress in finding alternatives to conventional cars and fuels as a result. But could you imagine the same kind of tact...

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Tags: Eu, Europe, Farming, Gmo, Monsanto, Organic food
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Should Not Recycling Correctly Become a Crime?

This via Everyday Trash. Living in Sweden, one gets used to recycling. “To not recycle” is one of the things you just don’t_do, should you want to be able to blend in with your average crowd of people. We take it very seriously. A few years ago, municipal authorities brought a 77-year old woman ...

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Tags: Community, Crime, Europe, Policy
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Does Being German Mean You Have to Eat A Lot of Meat?

From the Guardian; Schnitzel off the menu as Germans are told to cut down on eating meat. Germany's federal environment agency has issued a strong advisory for people to return to prewar norms of eating meat only on special occasions and otherwise to model their diet on that of Mediterranean cou...

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Tags: Europe, Meat reducation, Reducing meat
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