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Top Green blogger stories

School is over for now (yey!) and I am back (somewhat) in my blogging form. While I scan last week’s news, here are some of the green stories I did for ICIS Chemical Business — just to prove that I’m really working and not really playing hooky with the blog (lol!) Walmart’s green goals will […]

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Ubiquitous bioplastic

I’ve been noticing several bioplastic products cropping up such as a restaurant plastic bag called “BioBag” made from Novamont’s Mater-Bi, and today during my lunch, I was sipping my “extreme berry” smoothie at this burger joint in Midtown NYC when lo and behold, my smoothie cup has this logo that says “GreenWare” with the website […]

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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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BPA Q&A with metal packaging group

As part of my bisphenol-A (BPA) article published March 29 on ICIS Chemical Business (ICB), here is my interview with John. M. Rost, chairman of the North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA). Some of the blog’s faithful readers might recall NAMPA on the spotlight of a certain Milwaukee newspaper last year. ————–Q: Several food companies […]

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A chemical consultant’s view on BPA

As noted on my previous post, here is my full Q&A interview with Michael Brown, president of consulting firm StrategyMark, on his views about bisphenol-A. Mr. Brown’s previous chemical career highlights include as global coatings director of Quaker Chemical (2006-08), partner and VP of ChemQuest Group (1999-2006); business manager at DuPont (1981-1999), process engineer at […]

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Cytec forms green chemistry alliance

It’s 4am here in Munich and my body clock is still adjusting so instead of staring at the ceiling, might as well make myself useful by scanning recent tweets from my green chemistry friends. @BeyondBenign sent me this news about their recent new green chemistry alliance with specialty chemicals company Cytec Industries, and product lifecycle […]

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Dictionary of cleaning ingredients

Consumers are now demanding transparency on product ingredients that they use and the trade group Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) are working on compiling information on these ingredients in a so called “Consumer Product Ingredient Dictionary.” CSPA, which deals with the markets for air care (such as air freshners and air sprays), floor care, automotive […]

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Green out of Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympic games is over but of course environmentalists have to check if there is a heavy carbon footprint left behind. According to the David Suzuki Foundation, the recent Vancouver Olympic games garnered a Bronze medal for overall efforts to reduce the event’s climate impact. Achievements include building energy-efficient venues, using clean-energy sources, relying […]

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Green Building trends

I mentioned that ICIS Chemicals Business featured in its January 18 issue several articles about green/sustainable building trends including my own article about chemical firms increasing their investments and activities in developing/marketing green construction materials. According to companies such as Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, Celanese, RPM International, and Bayer MaterialScience, the chemical sector has a […]

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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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