Archive | March, 2009

Big oil stingy with green investments?

According to advocacy group the Center For American Progress, oil companies BP, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, ExxonMobil, and Shell are said to be big misers when it comes to renewable energy investments even though they spend millions of advertising dollars in green energy promotion. The group’s new report says that the five companies made a combined […]

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New York buzz on BPA

Several New York news are recently buzzing about bisphenol-A (BPA) in polycarbonate baby bottles as Senator Charles Schumer (along with Senator Dianne Feinstein of Calif. and Rep. Edward Markey of Mass.) led a nationwide proposal to ban the plastic bottles. Early March, New York’s Suffolk county legislators voted to ban the plastic in baby bottles […]

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Teijin launches eco technologies

Japanese chemical company Teijin has been very active in their green product development these past few years and I will in fact attend their New York press conference tomorrow morning (March 31). At the event, they will globally launch their Eco-A-Wear, said to be the first environment-friendly fabric made from recycled plastic bottles, and Eco-Circle, […]

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Less chemicals on P&G’s gel detergent

Procter & Gamble (P&G) says its new Ariel ExcelGel, which was recently launched in Western Europe is currently transforming the detergent category in that region. Gianni Ciserani, P&G president, Western Europe said last week at the 7th Annual European Business Summit that the detergent uses less chemicals, less water and less energy. “A small dose […]

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Cleaners under pressure to be green

Spring has sprung (although it seems winter wants to stay forever!) and cleaning is again a hot topic to cover. According to the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), the current economy is influencing a lot of consumer’s buying choices and cleaning habits this year. In their 2009 Spring Cleaning survey, more than four in ten […]

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Chinese drywall in the spotlight

Another bad mark for Chinese-made products is this news I came across a few weeks ago about toxic Chinese-made dry wall. According to advocacy group America’s Watchdog, toxic imported Chinese dry wall are being discovered all over the state of Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and New Orleans. Some of the signs that a house (especially […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The green blogger is back in the virtual world and don’t know where to start after a few days of computer-free vacation. I can’t believe I survived! Thank God for Iphone! Before tackling a massive amount of green information and piled e-mails, here are some of the news my trusted Google Reader provided for me […]

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Green blogger on vacation

The blogger is on a much-needed break for the next 7 days but will try to post as much as possible if she can get hold of a computer and internet access. However, you can still follow her on twitter thanks to the amazing wonders of Iphone.

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Booming green construction

The building and construction market might be down but demand for construction chemicals geared towards green is expected to do well, according to several chemical companies. You can check out my article on this on ICIS Chemical Business’ March 9 issue featuring commentaries from BASF, Dow Chemicals, Nova Chemicals and Ashland. Terry Knowles, a consultant […]

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Palo Alto to ban plastic bags

The City Council of Palo Alto, California, last week plans to ban single-use plastic checkout bags as well as imposed a fee on single use paper check out bags from large supermarkets effective September 18, 2009. The City Council said their Bring Your Own Bag campaign conducted between April 1, 2008 and January 31, 2009 […]

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