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Weekly News Roundup

Last week was rife with news about the EPA’s plan to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants and manufacturing facilities, as well as planned shake up of EPA’s existing chemicals management program (TSCA). Chemical industry organizations seem ok with the TSCA reform although the same cannot be said with the greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Grade your plastics!

Starting September 30, manufacturers, purchasers and government agencies can soon evaluate how green and sustainable plastics are via a new “Plastic Scorecard” developed by nonprofit group Clean Production Action (CPA) and sustainability consulting firm Pure Strategies. The Scorecard rates plastics from F to A+ on a set of criteria that simultaneously advance sustainable raw materials, […]

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Recycled plastic for the army

The beauties might get their bioplastic (see last post on Miss USA) but the brawns are commending the use of recycled plastic in their military bridges. According to an email from Axion International, they have just completed construction of two 100% recycled plastic bridges for the US Army stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Vacation is over and news are piling up. Here are last week’s supposed weekly news roundup but was never done in the green blog’s eagerness to skip town early this week. The good news: there’s another one coming up on Monday! I can’t believe summer’s almost over! Sugar in deicers Midwest Agri Commodities will supply […]

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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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April green chemicals

A record-breaking product launch last month for chemicals that arepurportedly eco-friendly, green, sustainable (etc) maybe in celebrationof earth week? There were lots of twittering this week about green washing and growing skepticism on “green” products and so I wonder which one of these will not make the green cut… 1. Rhodia eco-solvent – Rhodia says […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The buzz last week was the adoption of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)regulation by California Air Resources Board. The LCFS targetsreduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation fuelsto 16m tonnes/year in the state by 2020. The standards are alsoexpected to be a template for federal policy makers as they seek toimplement national renewable […]

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Who is Pepsico’s plastic maker?

I am trying to guess whose plastic technology PepsiCo uses for its new Eco-Fina water bottle, which is said to be the lightest half-liter water bottle in the market. The new bottled water is now available in retail stores nationwide this month. Pepsico said it weighs 10.9 grams and is made with 50% less plastic […]

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Wood or plastic?

The National Wooden Pallet and Container Association put out a press release yesterday about the possible toxic hazards of plastic pallets because they contain the flame retardant deca-bromine. Non-fire retardant plastic pallets, meanwhile, can pose fire hazards according to the group. “We recognize that alternative materials each have their place, and competition breeds innovation and […]

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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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