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How Can We All Help Sustain HUMAN Ability?
How Can We All Help Sustain HUMAN Ability?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - In this four-part series, Shaw will be exploring trends in where and how we live, and the movement toward more sustainable housing, offices and other buildings that embraces occupant wellbeing.

Good Scents: An Inside Look at Cradle to Cradle’s New Certified Fragrances
Good Scents: An Inside Look at Cradle to Cradle’s New Certified Fragrances

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - What do actress Michelle Pfeiffer; William McDonough, creator of the Cradle to Cradle® design framework and a pioneer of the circular economy movement; and perfume have in common? Likely nothing, until recently — when two newly launched products brought the certification into new territory.

Beverage Giants, L’Oréal, Tupperware Continue Paving Way for Circular Plastics Economy
Beverage Giants, L’Oréal, Tupperware Continue Paving Way for Circular Plastics Economy

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Expanded collaborations aimed at scaling the use of the world’s first enzymatic plastic-recycling technology and introducing recycled polymers into durable storage ware.

Saskia Van Gendt: Her ‘Method’ for Optimism & Innovation
Saskia Van Gendt: Her ‘Method’ for Optimism & Innovation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - How does Saskia Van Gendt, Method’s Senior Director of Greenskeeping, stay so positive facing the globally unsustainable manufacturing processes still in play today?

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P&G Brands Aim to Expand Leadership in Responsible Consumption
P&G Brands Aim to Expand Leadership in Responsible Consumption

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - At SB’19 Paris this week, P&G presented a forward-looking framework, including innovation strategies that will inspire and enable responsible consumption for the five billion consumers served by the company’s many brands each day.

Trending: Players Large and Small Leveling Up Sustainable Personal Care
Trending: Players Large and Small Leveling Up Sustainable Personal Care

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While momentum builds around improving our food system — what we put in our bodies — chemical giants and savvy startups alike are hard at work creating next-generation products that take just as much care of the environment as they do for our bodies.

EDF Unveils Crowdsourced Platform to Accelerate Sustainable Supply Chains
EDF Unveils Crowdsourced Platform to Accelerate Sustainable Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Site offers tools to help supply chain professionals meet corporate environmental targets.

Q&A: How to Know When Products Are Truly MADE SAFE®
Q&A: How to Know When Products Are Truly MADE SAFE®

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The MADE SAFE® certification is on the verge of certifying its 1,000th product. Three years ago, this program didn’t even exist.

Novozymes, VTT Crafting Next-Gen Solutions to Plastic Waste (and More)
Novozymes, VTT Crafting Next-Gen Solutions to Plastic Waste (and More)

WASTE NOT - Promising technologies from Finland, France could bring waste-free future closer to reality.

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How Your Company Can Tackle Toxics in 2019
How Your Company Can Tackle Toxics in 2019

WALKING THE TALK - Brands should take note of a new retail sustainability trend that responds to growing consumer demand for healthier products and full ingredient disclosure.

Trending: BASF, Coca-Cola, EC Break New Ground on Plastics Recycling
Trending: BASF, Coca-Cola, EC Break New Ground on Plastics Recycling

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Continuing this year’s wave of near-constant innovations aimed at responsible management of post-consumer plastics are new advancements from both the private and public sector. BASF making products with chemically recycled plastics BASF announced it has broken new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling provides an innovative way to reutilize currently unrecyclable plastic waste, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics. Depending on the region, such waste is usually sent to landfill or burned with energy recovery.

BASF receives Honda of America’s Waste Stewardship award
BASF receives Honda of America’s Waste Stewardship award

PRESS RELEASE - HUNTSVILLE, AL, November 28, 2018 – BASF’s facility in Huntsville, Alabama received the Green Excellence Recognition in Waste Stewardship Award by Honda of America Manufacturing. The award recognizes BASF’s continuous and innovative efforts toward sustainability by significantly reducing production waste and achieving a Zero Waste to Landfill validation from UL. Less than 0.2 percent of waste goes to the landfill at the production facility.

DuPont Sustainable Solutions Introduces New Innovation Management Consulting Practice
DuPont Sustainable Solutions Introduces New Innovation Management Consulting Practice

PRESS RELEASE - DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) today announced the launch of a new global Innovation Management consulting practice that is specifically designed to enable B2B clients to bring more high value-added products and business models to market, profitably.

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Dow Wins Six Prestigious 2018 R&D 100 Awards from R&D Magazine
Dow Wins Six Prestigious 2018 R&D 100 Awards from R&D Magazine

PRESS RELEASE - Six innovative technologies from Dow, the world’s leading materials science company, were recognized with R&D 100 awards on November 16, 2018. The R&D 100 Awards, a signature program of R&D Magazine, is designed to identify and celebrate the top 100 revolutionary technologies introduced during the past year.

BASF produces methanol according to the biomass balance approach
BASF produces methanol according to the biomass balance approach

PRESS RELEASE - BASF has started production of methanol on the basis of renewable raw materials according to the biomass balance approach. The product name is EU-REDcert-methanol. The company replaces fossil raw materials with second-generation renewable raw materials and uses waste as well as residual materials. As a result, BASF reduces emissions of climate-damaging greenhouse gases by at least 50 percent compared with conventionally produced methanol. In terms of its chemical and physical characteristics, biomass balanced methanol is identical to methanol produced from fossil resources. BASF markets the EU-REDcert-methanol to customers and also uses it itself as an intermediate for other biomass balanced products.

Mimicking Nature, But Not as Nature Intended: An Introduction to Geomimicry
Mimicking Nature, But Not as Nature Intended: An Introduction to Geomimicry

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - This is the first in a series of posts by Dr. Gregory Unruh about geomimicry and its implications for sustainability.

Beyond Transparency: The Next Essential Step in Product Optimization
Beyond Transparency: The Next Essential Step in Product Optimization

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - If you’ve been around the building products industry in the last five years, you’ve probably encountered conversations about transparency — around material health, chemical hazards, environmental impacts, you name it. To be fair, if you were around the building products industry 10 years ago, no one was really talking about transparency (at least not like today). The buzzword of the day back then was recycled content. Before that, it was indoor air quality. And over time those attributes have become commonplace for most manufacturers; transparency is the next attribute to achieve.

ExxonMobil and BASF Corporation demonstrate new solvent to decrease sulfur emissions
ExxonMobil and BASF Corporation demonstrate new solvent to decrease sulfur emissions

PRESS RELEASE - HOUSTON, TX –  ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC and  BASF Corporation are conducting a full scale commercial demonstration of a new gas treating solvent at Imperial Oil’s Sarnia Refinery.

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Benchmarking to Advance Safer Chemicals Management
Benchmarking to Advance Safer Chemicals Management

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - From competitor and public policies to non-profit and investor pressures, there is more demand than ever to advance safer chemicals programs at your company. One proven way to help get on the right course is through benchmarking. Benchmarking does not need to be a daunting task. In fact, there are tools available to help companies evaluate and compare their safer chemicals performance to standardized criteria. This process can help foster safer chemicals management by driving program changes based on industry best practices and successful management techniques.

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