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2009 welcomes green chems

The incoming year could be a big year for Green chemistry. US president-elect Obama promises to boost the green energy market while industry talks of more chemical restriction from Congress will also boost development of alternative “green” chemicals. Another major development is California’s Green Chemistry Initiative where the state has already jumpstarted its rule-making process […]

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The Obama Nation: Will it be green?

Now that Obama is going to be the next president and the US Congress will be dominated by the blue party, there were a lot of optimism in the green sphere as well as slight pessimism (sometimes diplomatically called cautiously optimism) in the chemical and manufacturing sectors. According to ICIS news, there are high expectations […]

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FDA conflict of interest in BPA

Here’s more drama brewing in the world of bisphenol A (BPA). A US Congressional committee, which has been investigating the BPA issue since January, is said to be investigating a possible instance of conflict of interest involving the chairman of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel on BPA, Martin Philbert. Philbert is […]

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California signs green chemistry bills

California’s version of European chemical regulation REACH (registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances) might come to town sooner than later by the indication of new Green Chemistry bills, SB 509 and AB 1879, signed yesterday by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. SB 509 requires California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to establishes a website […]

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Weekly News Roundup

I’ve been juggling several work loads recently (and expecting more next week) so I apologize to the green blog readers if my posts seem to be sparse these past few days. The good news is most of the stories I am working on (three stories right now) is all focusing on green. Watch out for […]

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Regulatory and sustainability in cosmetics

On the second day of the HBA cosmetic show in New York City as I attended some presentations on their third annual regulatory summit, the buzzwords that frequently circulated throughout the program were green, California, bisphenol-A, phthalates, REACH, consumer advocacy groups, organic, certification, and of course regulation. According to Rupert Day from Milbar Labs, each […]

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Cosmetic show in full green force

I’ve been running around at the annual HBA cosmetic event in New York city for the past two days and that led me to not being able to do my blogging job, for which I apologize. Fortunately, the 3-day show is full of green news, events and presentations. For my stories on new green packaging […]

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Regulatory news heat up

I received good news that the Green Chemicals blog reached its record-breaking 4,323 readers for the month of July! Thanks for the visit and come back again! (and again and again!!) To get the momentum going, I’ll post later this afternoon this week’s roundup and the blog’s monthly new green chemical products launch. For now, […]

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EU airlines emissions law a done deal

European Union lawmakers approved a deal today that will charge airlines (including non-European carriers) that fly into and out of the EU-27 nations to pay for their carbon emissions, according to Reuters. Right now, US carriers are not charging emissions tax to its customers going into and flying out of Europe but that will probably […]

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California implements emissions reduction plan

California plans to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 30% over the next 12 years, according to the California’s Air Resources Board (ARB). Central to the plan is a cap and trade program covering 85% of the state’s emissions, which ARB said is also in conjunction with the Western Climate Initiative program covering six […]

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