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Weekly News Roundup

Apologies for the people whose emails I have not yet responded to. Our office is officially in chaos this week with the move to another floor and I’m currently working on my article about zero energy homes, and at the same time, purging tons of trash that have mysteriously accumulated in my drawers, shelves and […]

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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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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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Cash for Clunkers bill: Is it green?

Finally, I was able to read more about the new Cash for Clunkers bill now to be officially called Car Allowance Rebate System (C.A.R.S) by July 22, which was passed by the US Congress last week and about to be signed by President Obama. This bill generated several debates as well although not as intense […]

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Philly rejects plastic bag tax

It looks like I’m having a field week with plastics… The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Progressive Bag Affiliates said today that Philadelphia’s City Council rejected on May 14 the proposed 25-cent-per-bag tax on plastic and paper grocery bags. The ACC welcomed the City Council’s vote and said that recycling is the answer and not taxing […]

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KC recycles tissues, launch natural diaper

US consumer products company Kimberly-Clark (K-C) launched early this month its line of Scott Naturals composed of bath tissue, towels, napkins and flushable wipes that contain a blend of recycled and virgin fiber.40% recycled fiber in bath tissue, 60% in towels, and 80% in napkins to be exact.Thecompany said the products perform comparably to competitors’ […]

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Sears to sell Teijin’s eco suits

At Teijin’s press conferencein New York yesterday, the Japanese chemical company announced that bigUS retailer Sears has partnered with them and will start selling on May15 (in 500 stores) a washable business suit made from Teijin’s Eco-A-Wear fabric. Thefabric is composed of 54% recycled polyester, 42% wool and 4% stretchedspandex. Teijin’s recycled polyester by the […]

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Plastic recycler produces oil

Oregon-based plastic recycler Agri-Plas claims to be the first company in the US to convert unrecyclable agricultural plastics — dirty agricultural film, greenhouse cover, mixed nursery and jug material, prepackaged food containers and lids, etc. — into crude oil. The plastics were usually discarded in landfills or is abandoned, burned or buried on Northwest farms […]

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Financial folks turn to trash

Several ex-Wall Street bankers turned their financial wizardry into creating green shoes for a good cause, according to this Reuters report. After being laid off because of the Wall Street collapse, partners Stephen Chen, Iris Chau, and Alastair Onglingswan founded GreenSoulShoes, where local artisans in Southeast Asia make their shoes using recycled scrap tires materials. […]

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Weekly News Roundup

I will be in Illinois on Tuesday attending Elevance’s renewable chemistry round table as well as the opening of their new Bolingbrook facility. The round table panelists include Robert Grubbs of the California Institute of Technology, John Warner of Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, David Long of Environmental Sustainability Solutions, Andrew Gilicinski of Clorox […]

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