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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
February 18, 2011
In 2011, key BWA launches include antiscalants exhibiting 4-5 times more biodegradeability than industry standards, and a new biocide that is both cheaper and more effective for end users....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/BWA-Adds-to-Antiscalants-and-Biocide-Lines_32949.html
February 14, 2011
Antimicrobial ingredients are facing increased regulatory and public scrutiny due to concerns that they could be damaging to the environment, disruptive to the human endocrine system...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Antimicrobials-Face-Increased-Regulatory-Scrutiny_32845.html
February 9, 2011
Cefic has welcomed the European Council’s assertion at a recent summit meeting that the council will take a longer term and linked up perspective when it comes to policies...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/Industry-Welcomes-EUs-Longer-Term-Linked-Approach-to-Innovation-and-Energy_32702.html
February 4, 2011
A host of leading lights from the world of chemistry gathered in Paris, France this week to celebrate the launch of the United Nations international year of chemistry (IYC). If there...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/International-Year-of-Chemistry-Great-Launch-Shame-about-the-Communication_32540.html
February 1, 2011
BASF has added 60,000 m.t./year capacity at its Ludwigshafen based Ecoflex biodegradable polyester plant bringing the total to 74,000 m.t./year. BASF is, at the same time, ramping up a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/BASF-Completes-Expansion-of-Ecoflex-Biodegradable-Polyester-Plant_32563.html
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