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September 13, 2010
AkzoNobel has been ranked as the most sustainable chemical company in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DSJI). Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Sustainability-Ranking-Rates-Akzo-Top-Performer-Drops-BP-and-Shell_29446.html
September 13, 2010
by Lawrence D. Sloan, Socma President & CEO As Chemical Week noted in a recent issue, sustainability and product stewardship are buzzwords that won’t go away.  Between...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Sustainability-and-Medium-sized-Businesses_29436.html
August 30, 2010
By Peter Hsiao, partner with law firm Morrison & Foerster (Los Angeles), and colleagues William F. Tarantino, and Andrea L. Tozer. In a highly anticipated new development...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Analysis-Updates-Californias-Green-Chemistry-Program_29087.html
August 30, 2010
A new ban on substances added to the list of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) under the UN’s Stockholm Convention took effect last week. The nine substances or groups of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/UN-POPs-Ban-on-Nine-More-Substances-Takes-Effect_29088.html
August 30, 2010
ACC says it has formed a formaldehyde panel, a self-funded unit housed under its Chemical Products and Technology (CPT) unit. The panel will represent producers, users, and suppliers...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/ACC-Forms-Formaldehyde-Advocacy-Group_29092.html
August 30, 2010
By Peter Hsiao, partner with law firm Morrison & Foerster (Los Angeles), and colleagues William F. Tarantino, and Andrea L. Tozer.     In a highly anticipated new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Update-on-Californias-Green-Chemistry-Requirements_29064.html
August 16, 2010
Procter & Gamble (P&G) says it has contracted with Braskem to purchase plastic from its polyethylene plant in Brazil that uses ethanol derived from sugarcane instead of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/P-and-G-Contracts-with-Braskem-for-Plastics-Sourced-from-Sugarcane_28810.html
August 2, 2010
Researchers at Leeds University (Leeds: U.K.) have discovered a carbon neutral method to generate hydrogen gas from waste vegetable oil created by restaurants and pubs. Hydrogen gas is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Scientists-Novel-Carbon-Neutral-Way-to-Develop-Hydrogen-Gas-from-Waste-Oil_28485.html
August 2, 2010
U.S. EPA rules is developing regulations for coal-fired power plants that could prompt utilities to switch to natural gas-powered utilities, sources say. Such ‘fuel-switching’ has...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/U-S-EPA-Rules-Deepen-Concerns-About-Fuel-Switching_28486.html
July 19, 2010
Rising concentrations of antidepressant drugs in coastal waters around the U.K. could be changing sea-life behavior and potentially damage the food-chain, according to a new study...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Pharmaceuticals-May-Alter-Sea-Life-Behavior_28138.html
July 2, 2010
A recent World Economic Forum (WEF) report says biorefineries could help mitigate climate change and that they have the potential to infuse up to $230 billion into the global economy...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Biorefineries-Expected-to-Generate-$230-Billion-by-2020_27811.html
July 2, 2010
Cefic says it has introduced a Responsible Care “toolkit” to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) boost their activities relating to corporate social responsibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Cefic-Offers-SME-Toolkit-for-Responsible-Care_27812.html
June 22, 2010
Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., and Codexis (Redwood City, CA), an enzymes firm, have been honored with the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. EPA for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/BASF-Codexis-Dow-and-Merck-Win-U-S-Green-Chemistry-Awards_27556.html
June 7, 2010
Chemical manufacturers are failing to take advantage of premiums that they could earn from the sale of greener products to their customers including those in the construction sector...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Survey-Indicates-Firms-Not-Taking-Advantage-of-Trend-for-More-Green-Products_27265.html
June 7, 2010
U.S. EPA is setting a one-hour exposure standard for sulfur dioxide (SO2), intended to limit short-term exposure to the chemical, the first change in several decades. The one-hour...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/U-S-EPA-Sets-Short-Term-Exposure-Standard-for-Sulfur-Dioxide_27261.html
May 26, 2010
U.S. Pacific Nonwovens Industry (Hong Kong) will distribute its biobased spun-melt nonwovens in the Asia Pacific Region....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/NatureWorks-Signs-Biopolymer-Distribution-Deal_27031.html
May 25, 2010
Patents pending that relate to techniques for generating synthetic cells could provide the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) with a “monopoly” position on a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Monopoly-Concerns-Over-Patents-for-J-Craig-Venter-Institutes-Synthetic-Cell-Technology-update_27001.html
May 24, 2010
Some chemical companies say it is more profitable and environmentally beneficial to design and produce chemicals that may be readily recovered as raw materials once a product’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Promoting-Cradle-to-Cradle-Design_26993.html
May 20, 2010
The cradle-to-cradle thesis stats that materials that are not readily degradable, dubbed “technical nutrients,” should only be used in products if they can be fully recovered and reused without any environmental release; products containing biodegradable materials, or “biological nutrients,” should be designed to be readily degradable when composted....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Non-Profit-Established-to-Advance-Cradle-to-Cradle-Concept_26865.html
May 10, 2010
Much of the focus this past week has been on chemical industry activity in the Middle East, not least with the start-up of the world’s largest ethane cracker at Ras Laffan...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up_26591.html
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