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Honeywell taps Metabolix for a biodegradable alternative to personal care microbeads

1:58 PM MST | March 3, 2015 | Rebecca Coons

Biopolymers firm Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) announced today that it has entered into a global, exclusive commercial and technology alliance with Honeywell to offer new marine biodegradable biopolymers for use in cosmetics and personal care products...


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ACC highlights recent conclusions on BPA: 'FDA and EFSA assessments clearly state that BPA is safe'

ACC today began a communications campaign to highlight recent conclusions from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) and the US FDA regarding the safety of bisphenol A (BPA). The council says that it “believes that it is important to...

Mixed responses to reform of European emissions trading system

The European Union’s emissions trading system (EU ETS) allows businesses to purchase permits for carbon dioxide emissions. The current glut of allowances on the market has caused the price of permits to drop to €7–€8 ($8–9) per...

Industry welcomes clean water bill

Industry is praising A new Senate bill, S.460, aimed at amending the Safe Drinking Water Act to better protect America’s drinking water from cyanotoxins. ACC says the bill is a “strategic plan [that] will improve coordination among...

Informex 2015: Regulatory hurdles persist as industry expects growth

Regulatory issues, most prominently reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and trade barriers, have been key topics of discussion at Informex 2015, held this week in New Orleans. Fine and specialty chemical manufacturers are concerned about...

ABF writes down UK bioethanol venture Vivergo Fuels

Associated British Foods (ABF; London) said on Tuesday that it would write down its investment in the UK bioethanol joint venture Vivergo Fuels, and will book an exceptional charge of £98 million ($148.8 million) in its first-half results. Vivergo...

ACI 2015: Groups, governments, consider changes to recycling policies

Groups are advocating, and governments are considering, changes to recycling policy to increase recycling rates in the US, according to a panel discussion on packaging held yesterday at ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida. US recycling rates are...

ACI 2015: TSCA reform tops regulatory agenda

Modernization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the chemicals management law in the United States, was a major topic at Wednesday’s ACI issues briefing, held during ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, FL. The heads of ACI’s various...

ACI 2015: Standards harmonization key to international agenda

Executives at international cleaning products associations say that harmonizing regulatory and sustainability standards across different countries will be a key focus in 2015. Association executives also pointed to initiatives in individual countries or regions, such as Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) in Europe or education about proper use of cleaning products in Brazil. The executives spoke Tuesday at the global issues briefing at ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, FL....

IHS Energy: China releases basic framework for national carbon trading

China is expected to finalize and release the key design aspects of its much-awaited national carbon trading market during the course of 2015, with possible implementation as early as 2016, according to IHS Energy. The National Development and Reform...

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