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October 10, 2011
A survey of 50 European Union (EU) policy makers commissioned by Cefic shows that 84% of respondents either agree or somewhat agree “that there is a general perception of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/EU-Survey-Shows-Perception-of-Mistrust-for-Industry_38217.html
September 26, 2011
A report by the Business Roundtable (Washington) calls on lawmakers to take a closer look at the cumulative economic impact regulations have on business, employment and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Executives-Call-on-U-S-Lawmakers-to-Advance-Smarter-Regulation_37871.html
September 12, 2011
President Barack Obama delivers an address on jobs and the economy to a Joint Session of Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 2011. Behind...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Obama-Jobs-Bill-Draws-Mixed-Reviews-from-Industry_37565.html
September 12, 2011
European Commission vice president Antonio Tajani and Cefic president Georgio Squinzi jointly opened a four-day exhibition earlier this month within the commission’s headquarters...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/European-Commission-and-Cefic-Strengthen-Relations_37484.html
August 29, 2011
Coca-Cola says it will pay a premium for biobased materials used in its PlantBottle beverage packaging, which contains about 30% of plant-derived materials. Coca-Cola has committed to use 100% plant-derived material for all its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) PlantBottle usage by 2020. That target shows how Coca-Cola and other large companies have the ability to use their market position to drive changes that go far beyond one company....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Coca-Colas-2020-Sustainability-Goals-Set-to-Transform-Supply-Chain_37248.html
August 18, 2011
A panel convened by the U.S. Department of Energy has released consensus-based recommendations for disclosure and management of shale gas resources that emphasize enhanced data collection and public disclosure. The panel says the risk to public health from fluid leakage into drinking water wells is remote, but that there is no reason to block public disclosure of the chemicals used in fracturing fluids....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/DOE-Panel-Advises-Increased-Tracking-Disclosure-for-U-S-Shale-Gas_36849.html
August 8, 2011
Steve Elliott, CEO of industry body the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London), has welcomed the U.K. government’s paper on plans for transitioning to a green economy. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/U-K-Industry-Welcomes-Sustainability-Discussion-Plans-Still-Harbors-Concerns_36767.html
August 1, 2011
Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the pharmaceuticals and personal care giant, has published a series of sustainability performance goals that include requirements for all of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Johnson-and-Johnson-Issues-Sustainability-Requirements-for-Suppliers_36564.html
August 1, 2011
Codexis says it has signed a deal with Chemtex, an engineering and technology firm owned by Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G), to develop and produce sustainable detergent alcohols for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Codexis-Chemtex-Develop-Sustainable-Detergent-Alcohols_36560.html
August 1, 2011
Codexis says it has signed a deal with Chemtex, an engineering and technology firm owned by Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G), to develop and produce sustainable detergent alcohols for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Codexis-Chemtex-Develop-Detergent-Alcohols-from-Cellulosic-Biomass_36556.html
August 1, 2011
The European Commission will invest almost €7 billion ($10.1 billion) in innovation-focused research through 2013. The research package is known formally as the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/EU-to-Invest-$10-Billion-for-Research-to-Solve-Environmental-Problems_36555.html
July 26, 2011
The European Commission will invest almost €7 billion ($10.1 billion) in innovation-focused research through 2013. The research package is known formally as the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/EU-Unveils-$10-Billion-of-Funding-for-Innovation_36424.html
July 19, 2011
Cargill says all the palm oil products it sells to Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and the U.S. will be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) by 2015. RSPO...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Cargill-Details-Sustainability-Goals_36236.html
June 20, 2011
BioAmber (Minneapolis) and Genomatica (San Diego) were among the 2011 recipients of EPA’s Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. The award recognizes technologies that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/U-S-Green-Chemistry-Awards-Honor-Innovations-Including-Bio-based-Succinic-Acid-BDO_35619.html
June 6, 2011
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is convening a series of teleconferences on potential changes to the Safer Consumer Products Alternatives regulations...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/California-Officials-Take-Public-Input-on-Green-Chemistry-Program_35293.html
April 25, 2011
As ACC’s Responsible Care program approaches its 25th anniversary, it needs to be updated to meet new and growing challenges, said speakers and attendees at ACC’s Responsible Care...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Responsible-Care-Review-Targets-Product-Safety-Communications_34361.html
April 11, 2011
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD; Geneva) has introduced a guide to enhance business understanding of the value of natural resources, including fresh water, food, fiber and natural hazard protection. WBCSD’s guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) will enable firms to explicitly account for the full value of ecosystem impacts and inputs, including the benefits derived from ecosystems as well as the costs associated with their loss, the group says....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Sustainability-Council-Launches-Business-Guide-to-Ecosystem-Valuation_33992.html
March 29, 2011
China's State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) says it plans to introduce legislation to prevent hazardous chemicals exposure. State Decree 591, as it is known, will involve a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/China-to-Roll-out-Chemical-Safety-Legislation_33805.html
March 25, 2011
Resource scarcity, renewable energy and energy efficiency, water, oceans, agriculture, and materials will be among the most important policy topics to be negotiated at next...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Rio-+20-Comes-into-View-A-Challenge-and-Opportunity-for-Industry_33647.html
February 28, 2011
Walmart (Bentonville, AR), one of the U.S. industry’s most influential customers, has notified suppliers that it will begin June 1 testing certain products for polybrominated...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Walmart-to-Restrict-PBDE-Flame-Retardants_33109.html
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