Adidas pledges to only use recycled plastics by 2024

A lot of that cost likely has to do with economies of scale. Recycled polyester can carry up to a 20 percent premium over the freshly-made variety, and it could prove daunting to process the material in Adidas-level quantities. The company is likely betting that refined techniques will bring the costs down over time.

The company wouldn’t be on the vanguard of embracing recycled plastics. Stella McCartney’s fashion label has vowed to stop using brand new nylon by 2020, as an example. It’d be uncharted territory for a company the size of Adidas, however, and that could have a significant effect on the viability of recycled plastics across the apparel industry. There’s certainly an impetus to make the transition. Eco-conscious design is good for the public image, of course, but it’s also crucial when ocean plastic is a serious problem that will only get worse [...]  read more

Amazon Prime Day: the 27 absolute best Prime Day deals so far

If you’re looking to cut through the noise and zero in on the absolute best Amazon Prime Day deals so far, you’ve come to to the right place.

We’ve spent the last 12 hours searching through every single Amazon Prime Day deal to pick out the very best options. If you’re interested in reading our mega deals round-ups with all of the best Prime Day deals in every product category, you can find them here:

But if you want to just get straight into the very best Prime Day deals this year, you can find our selection of the absolute best options below! At the top you’ll find the best Prime Day deals in the US, and if you’re in the UK you can scroll past the US deals and see our pick for the best deals in the UK.

The best Amazon Prime Day USA deals so far:

2. Top-end 4KTV: LG 65-Inch 4K ThinQ AI Smart TV just $846
This LG TV has every bell and whistle you can throw at a 4K UHD set, even [...]  read more

Uber is being investigated for gender discrimination in a federal probe

As Uber tries to chart a new course, it still can’t manage to outrun news that paints its corporate culture in an ugly light.

As The Wall Street Journal reports, Uber is being investigated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for gender disparities pertaining to hiring practices and pay. The EEOC probe began in August 2017 and the commission has been interviewing employees and collecting relevant documents since. The EEOC declined to provide details to TechCrunch due to “confidentiality provisions,” adding that details of an EEOC investigation “[become] public only when the EEOC files a lawsuit, which is typically a last resort.”

An Uber spokesperson told TechCrunch that the company has “proactively made a lot of changes in the last 18 months.” Those changes include creating and enacting a new “salary and equity structure,” reforming the way it conducts performance reviews to emphasize high-quality feedback, putting out diversity and inclusion reports [...]  read more

Muore a 24 anni dopo la cena al ristorante

La giovane di Navacchio ha accusato un malore forse causato da uno shock anafilattico. Non sono serviti i farmaci antiallergici e l'intervento del 118. PONTEDERA — Dramma nella notte. Una giovane di 24 anni di Navacchio, Chiara Ribechini, è morta per …
by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #thisisnews

Future earns highest-charting streaming-only album on Billboard 200

Future’s new album, Beastmode 2, is now the highest-charting streaming-only album, Billboard reports, debuting at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 200. With this album, Future has dethroned Chance the Rapper, whose Coloring Book became the first streaming-exclusive album to chart on the Billboard 200, peaking at No. 8. Coloring Book also went on to earn Chance the Rapper the first Grammy awarded for a streaming-only album.

social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #engadget https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/16/future-highest-charting-streaming-only-billboard-200/

Trump-Putin Press Conference Gave Russia Everything It Wanted

Over the course of a roughly 45-minute press conference Monday, President Donald Trump stood beside Russian leader Vladimir Putin both physically and metaphorically. He repeatedly, pointedly declined to acknowledge that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, contrary to the assessment of every relevant US intelligence agency and a fistful of detailed indictments from special counsel Robert Mueller. Moreover, he seemed open to Putin’s suggestion that Russian intelligence assist in running down the evidence.

For Putin, an avowed judo enthusiast, Monday’s events must have come as a pleasant change of pace, less a grapple than a hug. “Between this and the World Cup, I don’t think Russia’s had a better foreign policy week since the defeat of Napoleon,” says Brandon Valeriano, an international conflict researcher at Marine Corps University.

But for the United States, Trump’s fealty to Putin’s version of events raises alarms. It comes just two days after Homeland [...]  read more