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Bioplastic pros and cons – Video

Just filed my article about Walmart’s sustainability goals (and how it affects the chemical supply chain). Check that out on ICIS Chemical Business‘ May 10 issue. Now back to blogging! I’m pretty sure there are plenty of green news out there trying to position themselves for Earth Day’s 40th anniversary. I’ll be busy scanning my […]

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YouTube stars at Novozymes

While I’m at my break from transcribing tons of interviews for my green investment article, I discovered this hilarious video from Novozymes describing their Biobusiness 2018 strategy through a song. Their song might stick in your brain though so beware! Enjoy!

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Jessica Biel and stars make a splash at Dow Live Earth Run for Water launch event

BY JOSEPH CHANG Celebrity Star Power! – not at your typical chemical industry event. But the launch of the Dow Live Earth Run for Water event – “the largest global water initiative in history” – drew out a number of celebs supporting the cause, including actress Jessica Biel, musicians Pete Wentz and Angelique Kidjo, water advocate Alexandra Cousteau […]

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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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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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Colbert interview on BPA and frogs

This is a hilarious (but I think needed to be taken seriously) interview by Steven Colbert about supposed endocrine disruptors in water bodies causing genital malformations in male frogs and other amphibians. Colbert interviewed New York Times columnist (and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner) Nicholas Kristof who wrote an article on June 27 about growing deformed […]

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Shell Eco-Marathon Wrap-up

I had a fun time at Shell’s Eco-marathon Americas event although I forgot how exhausting it is sometimes just to be around teenagers (my age is showing lol!). Morethan 500 students from different high school and universities acrossthe US as well as from Brazil, Mexico, Canada and even from Indiashowed their creativity, skills, camaraderie and […]

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Green-slapped Gwyneth Paltrow

Now to the more serious side of green issues…Itseems that green protagonist celebrity Gwyneth Paltrow is getting redin the face from recent scaremongering accusation and green-washingsort of claim.In February, the Times Onlinereported that while championing green issues, Paltrow’s London house issaid to be wasting 1,020kWh of heat/year. The Times emphasized on itsreport that Paltrow backed […]

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