Archive | July, 2009

Chemicals can make the world green…but

No argument here as every single thing in the universe is made out of chemicals. But I guess what the chemical industry wants to point out is that while environmentalists are accusing them of dirtying the planet and making people become mutants (while at the same time everybody is lapping out the luxuries and convenience […]

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Top G8 emissioners

As the G8 summit heats up in Italy, the WWF in partnership with German financial firm Allianz put out their G8 climate scorecard which ranks G8 countries based on how they addressed climate change issues. The report showed Germany, followed by the UK and France, as performing better than the rest of the rich nations’ […]

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New product labeling bill introduced

Summer school is over! (Yey!) And now I have more time to devote myself to blogging and twittering…and oh yes, I do have several articles to write. Yesterday, I saw this news about a new legislation proposed by House Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) requiring household products manufacturers to provide a list of all ingredients on […]

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Plastic Industry gets into YouTube

I am besieged by plastic news lately… As mentioned in my previous post, the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) mentioned their quest to be more proactive when it comes to relaying the benefits of plastic to consumers and environmental groups. SPI is launching a long-term public outreach campaign with an annual budget of up […]

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UK plastic debate launched

The UK’s plastic industry just launched its Plastics 2020 Challenge campaign inviting environmental groups, consumers, government agencies, and plastic manufacturers and processors themselves to have an open debate on how to reduce plastic waste from going into landfill. Discussions on marine littering and bioplastics will be covered (among other topics) in a regular web debates […]

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Wanted: Real Chemical Engineers

This is a hilarious video shared by my ICB colleague Ivan Lerner! As a chemical engineer however, I just wanted to say that if you’re husband/wife accidentally(??) ingested toxic chemicals, don’t look for a chemical engineer. They’re usually assigned to build chemical plants not create antidotes for these chemicals. Try calling 911 instead…

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Chemical Industry wants to be green…really?

I am finally able to post this recently released sustainable chemical industry survey from ICIS (the company I work for) and green chemistry company Genomatica. An article about it was published from ICIS Chemical Business last week. For those who haven’t checked it out yet (as I’ve been tweeting about it the past week or […]

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New Luxurious Smart Cars

I am working on really serious green news posts when I just got this forward email from my uncle in California and decided to pass this on. I have no idea who’s the original source but that’s the problem with forward emails. Oh well, I hope you enjoy them! GREAT NEW SMART CAR CHOICES IN […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Hopefully the green blogger will be more productive this week in posting new info. Regulatory sessions are on break (thank goodness!) so we won’t probably see as much news about the climate change bill aside from ongoing debates about it. I’ve been hearing a lot about China being way ahead in terms of renewable energy […]

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Looking for perc-free fireworks

Just in time for the July 4th fireworks, I saw this news from ICIS about scientists trying to develop pyrotechnic formulations in missiles and fireworks that eliminate the use of perchlorate, a chemical identified as a groundwater contaminant. Perchlorate is used as an oxidizer in fireworks and missile weaponry. A 2007 EPA report said the […]

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