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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....
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
January 31, 2011
Efforts to adopt chemical management programs at the state level, reform of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and relief from federal policies that disadvantage consumers...
January 28, 2011
Dow Chemical and The Nature Conservancy (TNC; Arlington, VA) have launched a collaboration aimed at helping companies “incorporate nature into global business goals, decisions, and...
January 28, 2011
President Obama’s executive order for a review of all government regulations has prompted calls from industry for greater scrutiny of the economic models and scientific data...
January 17, 2011
Dow Chemical chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris will announce on January 24 a “groundbreaking collaboration to help save the planet” at a presentation with The Nature Conservancy...
January 17, 2011
The Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) recently rolled out an initiative for enhancing its position on nanomaterials by introducing the Nanotechnologies Supply Chain Forum...
December 6, 2010
The Chinese government says it aims to cut dioxin emissions in the country by 10% in the next five years. China has over 10,000 enterprises in 17 key industries discharging dioxin, the...
November 22, 2010
Brazilian petrochemicals firm Braskem (São Paulo) and trading company Toyota Tsusho (Nagoya, Japan) say a life-cycle assessment of Braskem’s polyethylene (PE) made from...
November 19, 2010
Brazilian petrochemicals firm Braskem (São Paulo) and trading company Toyota Tsusho (Nagoya, Japan) say a life-cycle assessment of Braskem’s polyethylene (PE) made from...
November 12, 2010
Industry group PlasticsEurope (Brussels) has hailed its IdentiPlast conference on plastics recycling and recovery, which took place this week in London, a success. The event succeeded...
November 9, 2010
Written by Richard P. Hubner, president of The Sapphire Group (Bethesda, MD)  and his colleagues. The Sapphire Group is a risk management consulting firm. California is known for...
November 8, 2010

The European Commission recently proposed banning phosphates and limiting phosphorus-containing compounds in all domestic laundry detergents across the European Union (EU). If approved by the European Parliament and the EU member states, the regulation would take effect January 1, 2013. The proposed regulation would limit phosphorus content to 0.5 % of the total weight of the product in all laundry detergents on the EU market. The draft regulation excludes detergents used with automatic dishwashers and the use of detergents by professionals “as technically and economically feasible alternatives are not yet available throughout the EU,” the commission says.


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