Archive | December, 2008

Holiday tips from chemical group

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is sharing some holiday tips when it comes to recycling. ACC says Americans will generate this holiday season an extra 5 million tons of garbage. “During the excitement of the holidays, it’s easy to forget about the extra waste we generate, but recycling plastics can be refreshingly easy,” says Jennifer […]

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Obama picks US green team

President-elect Barack Obama plans to hold a press conference today to formally announce members of his energy and environment team, according to the NY Times. The rollout is expected to include Steven Chu for energy secretary, Lisa Jackson as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Carol Browner to lead the policy council on environment […]

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Dow Corning in billion dollar solar investments

Thanks to Jeff (of Apco Worldwide) for providing me with this news about Dow Corning investing several billion dollars to construct a new monosilane manufacturing facility in Hemlock, Michigan, and a new site in a new site in Clarksville, Tennessee, to increase manufacturing capacity for polycrystalline silicon. Dow Corning says the investment will provide critical […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The weird NY warm/freezing weather of December (and deadline work/school pressures) has unfortunately struck the green blogger with a very bad case of cold and unable to form a coherent post. She will try to get some worthwhile green information while recovering but for now will leave you with last week’s news roundup. Air Products […]

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Temporarily out of operation

The green blogger is indisposed for the next three days due to assignments and deadline overload. She’ll be back as soon as she’s resuscitated by small doses of shopping.

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Lead on Xmas lights

Instead of love, it’s “give lead on Christmas Day…”, according to environmental analyst Joe Laqatra of Cornell College of Human Ecology. According to his study, which is published in the December issue of the Journal of Environmental Health, lead levels in indoor/outdoor Christmas lights that they tested were all said to be above regulatory limits […]

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Woodchips to ship

I sometimes see used and [or] broken wooden cabinets, chairs and even tables on the sidewalk during recycled trash pick-up and often wonder what is their worth for recycling. Now that I know wood chips for fuel are in demand worldwide, I might have to start supplementing my meager income by picking up wooden trash […]

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It’s not easy being green

Members of the European Union are finding out that it is not that easy to implement any type of green-based regulations as what is happening with their Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and Electronic Recycling Law. A report from ICIS News (subscription required) alerted the green blog that the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) – the […]

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Chinese soy ban in Europe

Soybean-based food products for infants and kids such as soy milk (even soy sauce and edamame?) that are imported from China is now ban from Europe, according to today’s statement from the European Commission. The Commission was informed by the Member States of the European Union that high levels of melamine have been found in […]

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Bleached bags are out

Plastic packaging is not the only one seeing big changes (e.g. more demand for recycled, bio-based plastic products). Pulp and paper companies are also being affected by the green demand in packaging, whether from their industrial or consumer-based customers. Soy ingredient company Solae, for one, is changing all of its product packaging by eliminating as […]

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