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San Francisco aiming to be zero waste by 2020, Fiji bans live coral and aquarium rock harvesting, and $13 million defense fund to help less priveleged women protect themselves from sexual misconduct

San Francisco is repurposing 80% of its trash in an effort to be zero waste by 2020; 

Fiji has banned the harvesting, purchasing, sales and export of live coral and aquarium rock; and three hundred prominent women in the entertainment industry have formed Times Up and set up a $13 million defense fund to help less priveleged women protect themselves from sexual misconduct and the fallout from reporting it.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How coal-rich Wyoming is investing big in wind power because it is becoming a fiscally responsible component of a diverse energy future. Read more here

• How another pub chain in the UK is saying no to plastic straws. Read more here

• How Australia's first electric plane will soon be running passengers between Perth and Rottnest Island. Read more here

• VIDEO: How San Francisco is repurposing 80% of its trash in an effort to be zero waste by 2020. View here

• How Fiji has banned the "harvesting, purchasing, sales and export of live coral and aquarium rock." Read more here

• How Vanuatu will be banning single-use non-biodegradable plastic from January 31 and says it will go further than its Pacific neighbours to eventually become plastic-free. Read more here

• How Time's Up, a group of 300 prominent actresses and female agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives, have formed a legal defense fund, backed by $13 million in donations, to help less privileged women — like janitors, nurses and workers at farms, factories, restaurants and hotels — protect themselves from sexual misconduct and the fallout from reporting it. Read more here

 

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