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Disney’s green dreams coming true

I always thought that theme parks could be one of the most wasteful, unsustainable places on earth as I imagine piles and piles of garbage in their gigantic trash warehouse; tons of water being used to keep their gardens and lawns nice and pretty as well as to operate their water rides; and all that […]

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Fly ash for cement

After their coal fly ash spill in December, maybe Tennessee Valley Authority should contact our good friends from Nalco regarding the company’s development of fly ash application as a cement substitute. Nalco’s subsidiary Nalco Mobotec recently announced a joint venture deal with Canada-based SONIC Technology Solutions to expand the use of fly ash from coal-powered […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The green blogger was trying to multitask: writing this post, watching the Superbowl, and eating popcorn. She failed. The Steelers won and the blogger lost her office pool bet. Oh well…Here is this week’s news roundup: DSM joins green roundtable DSM Pharmaceutical Products joined the Green Chemistry Institute® Pharmaceutical Roundtable of the American Chemical Society […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The green blogger is attending the Soap and Detergent Association meeting in Florida and so posts for this week will be erratic (gotta do her daytime job diligently!). For now here is this week’s news roundup which seem to be centered mostly on renewable energy. Trash to Energy system IST Energy launched its new GEM […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Some interesting news that came out from the past week are the further greening of electronic products and IT as reported from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas; further confirmation from the incoming US president Barack Obama on his intention to boost jobs coming from the green industry; and more planned hybrids and […]

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Food container ban in California

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is battling another proposed plastic ban in California this time on food containers. The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) proposed yesterday a ban on polystyrene (the styrofoamy ones) take out containers as well as a statewide fees for plastic bag use as ways to clean out ocean litter. OPC said […]

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Dow Corning cuts waste

Silicone manufacturer Dow Corning said it made significant progress in reducing their waste partly through its materials conversion program, which converts or recycles its waste, scrap and off-spec silicone materials instead of sending them to landfill or incineration. Materials are then reprocessed into new products that meet customers’ specifications. In Europe, the company said it […]

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From garbage to gas to cash

“In California, they don’t throw their garbage away – they make it into TV shows.” – Woody Allen. And that’s how garbage is being revolutionized by following Woody Allen’s sage (or should we say green) advice. There are so many developments now of turning trash into cash, garbage into gas, and… (what else rhyme’s with […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The US financial crisis is this week’s big news with Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy, insurance firm A.I.G being bailed out by the federal government (following their earlier bailouts of two other giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae), and Merrill Lynch to be acquired by Bank of America. Will this crisis affect federal funding and […]

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E-waste export ban introduced

A bill banning the export of electronic waste to developing nations was introduced last week in Congress by Environment and Hazardous Materials subcommittee chairman Gene Green (D-Texas), and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), a member of the Congressional E-waste Working Group. The H.RES.1395 resolution also calls for the U.S. to join other developed nations to ban […]

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