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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Report Exposes Failures of Fragrance Industry's Self-Regulated Safety Policies
Report Exposes Failures of Fragrance Industry's Self-Regulated Safety Policies

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A report released Thursday by national women’s health non-profit Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) exposes the failings of the fragrance industry’s self-regulated safety program.

BASF Presents New Types of the Readily Biodegradable Chelating Agent Trilon®
BASF Presents New Types of the Readily Biodegradable Chelating Agent Trilon®

PRESS RELEASE - At the SEPAWA Congress 2015, BASF will present new types of the readily biodegradable chelating agent Trilon® M, which has established itself in the market as the high-performance phosphate alternative for automatic dishwashing detergents. EU regulations stipulate that phosphate will be virtually prohibited for this application in Europe from 2017. In the US, 16 states have already banned phosphate in this application since 2010.Trilon® M binds the hard water ions particularly effectively and prevents limescale buildup on the dishes during the dishwashing cycle. It is readily biodegradable and fulfills the criteria for the EU Ecolabel.

New EWG Verification Identifies Personal Care Products Free of Toxic Ingredients
New EWG Verification Identifies Personal Care Products Free of Toxic Ingredients

MARKETING AND COMMS - Environmental health non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) has launched its new verification program to help consumers quickly and easily identify consumer goods that do not contain toxic ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED: For Your Health™ mark will appear on personal care products and cosmetics that meet criteria set by EWG scientists.

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BASF launches new bio-based Polyol for VOC free* 2K PU applications
BASF launches new bio-based Polyol for VOC free* 2K PU applications

PRESS RELEASE - Sovermol® 830 promotes sustainable development for industrial flooring systems, coatings exposed to potable water and semi-structural adhesivesExcellent hardening and mechanical characteristics even under difficult conditionsBASF has extended its range of high-quality bio-based polyols sold under the Sovermol® trademark. The products are used for manufacturing extremely low-emission 2K PU coatings for interior and exterior applications. With Sovermol 830 BASF is launching a new polyol that makes indoor floorings, e.g. in industrial warehouses or sports halls, more resistant.

BASF Presents New Types of the Readily Biodegradable Chelating Agent Trilon® M
BASF Presents New Types of the Readily Biodegradable Chelating Agent Trilon® M

PRESS RELEASE - Trilon® M Max as the high-performance phosphate alternative for automatic dishwashing detergentsExtra benefits in terms of enhanced formulation flexibility and esthetic choice of the end productTrilon® Ultimate as 2-in-1 solution for improved stability and extra glass protectionLudwigshafen, Germany – October 14, 2015 – At the SEPAWA Congress 2015, BASF will present new types of the readily biodegradable chelating agent Trilon® M, which has established itself in the market as the high-performance phosphate alternative for automatic dishwashing deterge

Trending: Whether or Not Insects Are Our Next Superfood, They Could Help Solve Our Styrofoam Problem
Trending: Whether or Not Insects Are Our Next Superfood, They Could Help Solve Our Styrofoam Problem

WASTE NOT - It seems increasingly likely that certain types of worms could be an amazing solution to our plastic problem — and that we may eat them and their cousins afterwards.Last week, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a risk profile to address the potential biological, chemical and environmental hazards as well as allergenicity associated with the use of farmed insects as food and feed.

Target Expands Sustainable Product Index to Include 1,000+ Toxic Chemicals
Target Expands Sustainable Product Index to Include 1,000+ Toxic Chemicals

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Target has improved its sustainable product standard by beginning to test category-specific criteria and consider more toxic chemicals. The retailer’s Sustainable Product Index evaluates products based on a points system and the highest-scoring options are promoted under its “Made to Matter” banner.

EPA, Unilever Partnering to Advance Non-Animal Methods of Chemical Risk Assessment
EPA, Unilever Partnering to Advance Non-Animal Methods of Chemical Risk Assessment

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Unilever have announced a research collaboration to develop groundbreaking scientific approaches to better assess the safety of chemicals found in some consumer products without using animal data.The alternative approaches represent the first steps in a paradigm shift for chemical safety testing and risk assessment by making them faster, cheaper and more relevant to humans. These new tools will provide a robust scientific basis for assessing and managing chemical safety and efficiently quantifying human health risks for thousands of chemicals.

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CDP: Competitive Advantages for Chemical Companies Leading in Preparing for a Low-Carbon Economy
CDP: Competitive Advantages for Chemical Companies Leading in Preparing for a Low-Carbon Economy

LEADERSHIP - The latest quarterly sector research report from CDP ranks companies in one of the highest-emitting sectors — diversified chemicals — based on a number of emissions-related metrics which, in aggregate, could have a material impact on company performance. It reveals which companies in the sector are best prepared for the future in developing sustainable products, enhancing efficiency or addressing regulatory change across sector-specific environmental metrics.

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