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Monsanto sues California to prevent listing of glyphosate as carcinogen

8:44 AM MST | January 22, 2016 | Jing Chen

Monsanto on 22 January filed a lawsuit against the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to prevent the listing of glyphosate under California’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65), which requires the state to maintain a “list...

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Stora Enso and Kemira complete water management, corporate responsibility project in China

Stora Enso (Helsinki) and Kemira have completed a three-year corporate responsibility initiative on water stewardship run in Guangxi Province in Southern China.The initiative, launched in 2013, was designed to find new responsible water management solutions...

10th European Bioplastics Conference Berlin: Bioplastics as a centerpiece of the circular economy

The 10th European Bioplastics Conference, which took place December 5 and 6 in Berlin, attracted more than 350 attendees from over 200 companies and nearly 30 countries around the world. Delegates came from industry, government, research, non-governmental...

Dow and The Nature Conservancy release study on use of natural defenses for storms and flooding

Dow Chemical and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have released a new study focusing on how nature can help protect business assets from natural disasters. Based on research completed as part of the ongoing Dow-TNC collaboration, the study demonstrates that asset...

EPCA educational film to showcase role of chemistry, value of STEM education

The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA; Brussels) will launch its third educational film on 26 September during the Berlin mini-marathon. EPCA's 49th annual meeting will take place in Berlin on 3-7 October. The film, entitled Petro & Chemistry...

Clariant holds inaugural sustainability event in Germany

Clariant is hosting an inaugural sustainability dialog in Frankfurt on Wednesday to examine the role of sustainability within the specialty chemicals industry and the company’s contribution to a sustainable society. The event at the Clariant innovation...

BASF and Cargill promote production of certified coconut oil

BASF, Cargill and the German International Development Agency (GIZ; Bonn) have worked together for over three years to establish the world’s first certified production of copra —the dried coconut flesh needed to process coconut oil— in the...

Business Climate Summit calls on policymakers to take action on climate change

The two-day Business Climate Summit took place this week in Paris, bringing together 2,000 international business leaders, policymakers, and investors. The summit was opened by President François Hollande of France and concluded with a video-message...

NPE2015: The untapped value of plastic waste, civil society and industry approaches

“There is a lot of value in plastic often found in landfills, a value that is not getting captured [in the right way], because the plastics are either not being sorted the right way or not being utilized. Every year, 280 million m.t. of plastic is...

ACI 2015: SC Johnson CEO says industry must rebuild consumer trust

SC Johnson chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson says industry must take steps to rebuild public trust while “standing up for chemistry, for scientific truth, and for the health and wellness of consumers and the planet.”...

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