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Biobased Polyethylene Self-Adhesive Label Supports Brands In Their Quest For More Sustainable Packaging
Biobased Polyethylene Self-Adhesive Label Supports Brands In Their Quest For More Sustainable Packaging

PRESS RELEASE - Philadelphia, PA (June 6, 2016) – EEQO, a privately owned company located in The Netherlands, Europe, which produces a broad range of natural cleaning and maintenance products under the brands Rhinoc, Rhinoc Sport, and Seesoo, announces a partnership with companies Avery Dennison and Braskem to use biobased polyethylene self-adhesive labels in their packaging. All EEQO’s products use mainly natural ingredients, are biodegradable and, in some cases, even probiotic.

Smarter Soap, Soccer Balls, Seats and Supply Chains: The 2016 SBIO Semi-Finalists, Part 2
Smarter Soap, Soccer Balls, Seats and Supply Chains: The 2016 SBIO Semi-Finalists, Part 2

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Sustainable Brands ’16 San Diego is coming up June 6-9, and part of the fun includes this year’s competition for game-changing, purpose-driven startups — the SB Innovation Open, hosted by Target. In part two of our two-part introduction to our inspiring semi-finalists (meet the rest in part one), we meet a soccer ball manufacturer fighting poverty; a truly natural, earth-friendly soap; a clean way to extract copper, and more.

P&G Removing Phosphates from All Dishwasher Tablets, Boosting Performance and Water Savings
P&G Removing Phosphates from All Dishwasher Tablets, Boosting Performance and Water Savings

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Procter & Gamble announced today that it will eliminate phosphates from all of its Fairy dishwasher tablets by 2017. This change will apply to retail brands globally, going beyond current legislation*, and represents the removal of 14,000 tons annually — enough phosphates to cover 270,000 soccer pitches**. Additionally, P&G will also remove phosphates from all of its professional dishwasher tablets globally, an area currently unregulated.

Student Scientists Develop Bacteria That Could Take a Bite Out of Plastic Pollution
Student Scientists Develop Bacteria That Could Take a Bite Out of Plastic Pollution

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - 21- and 22-year-old Jeanny Yao and Miranda Wang are making the most of their student years; since high school, the pair have filed 2 patents, founded a company, and raised about $400,000 in pursuit of developing a bacteria that can break down ocean-bound plastic waste.

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Inaugural CFP Report Benchmarks Progress, Best Practices in Chemical Management
Inaugural CFP Report Benchmarks Progress, Best Practices in Chemical Management

NEW METRICS - In the first initiative of its kind to publicly benchmark corporate chemicals management, the Chemical Footprint Project has published its inaugural report. The results provide valuable insights into how leading companies manage chemicals in their products and supply chains, and how all companies might manage these issues in the future.

AkzoNobel Partners to Develop Sustainable Cellulose Products from Sugar Beet Waste
AkzoNobel Partners to Develop Sustainable Cellulose Products from Sugar Beet Waste

THE NEXT ECONOMY - AkzoNobel and agro-industrial cooperative Royal Cosun have partnered to develop novel products from cellulose side streams resulting from sugar beet processing. The partnership will combine Royal Cosun's specialist knowledge in separating and purifying agricultural process side streams with AkzoNobel's expertise in the chemical modification of cellulose.

Europeans Want Cheap, Pesticide-Free Food; Industry Campaign Says It Can’t Be Done
Europeans Want Cheap, Pesticide-Free Food; Industry Campaign Says It Can’t Be Done

SUPPLY CHAIN - Do Europeans have unreasonable expectations for the agriculture industry? New poll results suggest that 91 percent of consumers think food should remain affordable, but just 54 percent think that farmers should be able to use pesticides to keep prices down.

Dow’s Microfoaming Technology to Help Mitigate the Carbon Footprint of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Dow’s Microfoaming Technology to Help Mitigate the Carbon Footprint of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

PRESS RELEASE - As the Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games and the Official Carbon Partner of Rio 2016, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has launched an innovative Microfoaming Technology for the packaging industry in Latin America. The project is part of a comprehensive Dow program focused on mitigating the carbon footprint of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. "Packaging plays an important role in helping minimize food waste. The leveraging of the Microfoaming technology as one of the Rio 2016 carbon mitigation projects promotes a rational utilization of packaging and showcases how it can help enable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,” said Paloma Alonso, Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics Latin America commercial vice president.

Business Leaders, NGOs Ask IRS Employees to Give Up Coffee Buzz for Bees During Tax Week
Business Leaders, NGOs Ask IRS Employees to Give Up Coffee Buzz for Bees During Tax Week

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - It’s the pinnacle of tax season here in the U.S. this week, and it’s easy to imagine coffee being in high demand at the Internal Revenue Service. So in the midst of their most grueling week of the year, a group of businesses and advocates are calling on the IRS to go one day without coffee — one of many crops that relies on pollination — to help drive home the potential implications of a future without pollinators.

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Report Reveals 67% of Cans Contain BPA; Campbell Soup, Del Monte to Switch Packaging
Report Reveals 67% of Cans Contain BPA; Campbell Soup, Del Monte to Switch Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A report released today by six non-profit organizations found that 67 percent of nearly 200 tested food can linings contained Bisphenol A (BPA). The report also identified the replacement materials and to what extent their safety has been studied. Ahead of the report’s release, both Campbell Soup Co. and Del Monte Foods announced plans to switch to BPA-free packaging.

Methane-Eating Bacteria Could Be a Win-Win for Reducing Emissions, Impacts of Fish Farming
Methane-Eating Bacteria Could Be a Win-Win for Reducing Emissions, Impacts of Fish Farming

SUPPLY CHAIN - A non-animal, non-vegetable feed for fish farms could help reduce the negative impacts of our fish consumption. Fish is likely an inevitable part of how the world will meet the protein demands of over 9 billion people by 2050, and the World Bank predicts that fish farms will produce nearly two thirds of global supply by 2030.

BASF: 'The Chemistry Between People' Key for Co-Creating a Sustainable Future
BASF: 'The Chemistry Between People' Key for Co-Creating a Sustainable Future

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As the old African proverb famously asserts: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Chemical giant BASF has taken this to heart, as evidenced by its collaborative approach to sustainability innovation. We spoke with Peter Gräve, director of Communications and Advocacy at BASF Española, to learn more about the many ways the global company is engaging and collaborating to fulfill its commitment to “create chemistry for a sustainable future.”

P&G Applauded for Fragrance Chemical Transparency
P&G Applauded for Fragrance Chemical Transparency

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) praised Proctor & Gamble (P&G) this week after the family, personal care and household products company expanded its chemical disclosure. P&G has listed the ingredients it uses in its fragrances and scents on its website since 2012, but a list of over 140 fragrance chemicals that it excludes from its products was added on Monday.

Trending: Boeing, JetBlue Join Collaborative Efforts for Sustainable Biofuels
Trending: Boeing, JetBlue Join Collaborative Efforts for Sustainable Biofuels

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Biofuels have been a topic in aviation sector corporate responsibility for several years, leading to numerous initiatives from airplane manufacturers and airlines to advance their research and development. Boeing, for example, has been working with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other partners towards a goal of producing 1 billion gallons of aviation biofuel by 2018.

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Trending: Biomimetic Design Solutions Collecting Clean Water from the Air
Trending: Biomimetic Design Solutions Collecting Clean Water from the Air

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - According to the United Nations, 1.2 billion people live in areas of physical water scarcity and another 1.6 billion people face economic water shortage or lack the infrastructure to take water from rivers and aquifers, making water scarcity one of the most significant global problems to be faced this century.

Trending: Wastewater, Algae Have Untapped Potential for Clean Water, Energy Generation
Trending: Wastewater, Algae Have Untapped Potential for Clean Water, Energy Generation

CLEANTECH - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is funding a project to cultivate microalgae as biomass for fuels and an array of consumer products. The microscopic single-cell organisms could unlock an affordable way to generate energy using only sunlight and carbon dioxide (CO2).

Trending: Biomimetic, Phase-Changing Materials Could Hold Keys to Climate-Resistant Surfaces
Trending: Biomimetic, Phase-Changing Materials Could Hold Keys to Climate-Resistant Surfaces

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Whether the presidential candidates pay attention to it or not, climate change is a looming threat. Failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation was considered to be the greatest global risk in the World Economic Forum’s newly-released 2016 Global Risks Report. Luckily, researchers are making progress on mitigation and adaptation solutions to combat the changing temperatures, thanks to beetles and adaptive building materials.

Trending: Bio-Based Materials Breakthroughs Thanks to Seashells, Fructose
Trending: Bio-Based Materials Breakthroughs Thanks to Seashells, Fructose

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New research on natural materials has the potential to unlock innovations in packaging, clean energy, and other industries. Fructose, a sugar found in many plants, and calcium carbonate, the material that crystallizes into chalk, shells, and rocks, have each led to chemical discoveries.DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) have developed a methodology that uses fructose to produce cost-efficient, renewable chemicals and polymers for plastics and textiles.

Food Waste the Elephant in the Room for the Hospitality Industry
Food Waste the Elephant in the Room for the Hospitality Industry

WASTE NOT - Energy, water, waste, chemical consumption and support for local communities are now issues that hotels may take into consideration when adopting a sustainability approach, whether they do so for ethical, financial, or branding reasons. However, one fundamental aspect of hotel operation remains neglected - one with a staggering environmental impact that’s not included in the criteria for the most advanced green hotel certification schemes. And it can cause tremendous damage to a hotel’s income statement. Too often considered a necessary evil by hoteliers, food waste is the elephant in the room that the vast majority of operators still try hard to ignore.

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Orange Peels + Sulphur = Mercury Remediation?
Orange Peels + Sulphur = Mercury Remediation?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Researchers from Australia’s Flinders University say they have found a “dirt cheap” solution to mercury contamination. Dr. Justin Chalker and his students have developed a dark red polymer from industrial waste products — sulphur and limonene — that turns bright yellow when it absorbs mercury. The color change allows the material to be a mercury detector on top of its remediation capabilities.

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