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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.

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.

Kodak Opens Facility For Zero-Water, Zero-Chemical, Low-Energy Print Solution
Kodak Opens Facility For Zero-Water, Zero-Chemical, Low-Energy Print Solution

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Kodak today opened a new manufacturing line at its Columbus, Georgia facility that will produce its KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates. Kodak says SONORA Process Free Plates deliver the productivity, quality and print capabilities of mainstream processed plates while eliminating the water, chemical and energy use required by processed plates, without sacrificing quality or productivity..

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Patagonia Out to Change the 'Filthy Business' of Denim
Patagonia Out to Change the 'Filthy Business' of Denim

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Knowing how conventional cotton is grown and denim is made, always-a-better-way outdoor apparel brand Patagonia has set out to change the industry. The company has partnered with chemical company Archroma on a new denim collection, launched this week — which is Fair Trade certified and said to use 84 percent less water, 30 percent less energy and 25 percent less CO2 compared to conventional denim dyeing processes — as well as a campaign telling us all about it.

U.S. Water Launches Breakthrough in Sustainable, Cost-Saving Water-Cooling Treatment
U.S. Water Launches Breakthrough in Sustainable, Cost-Saving Water-Cooling Treatment

WASTE NOT - U.S. Water Services, a water treatment company providing industrial and commercial water management, has announced a breakthrough in sustainable chemistry for cooling water treatment.The PhosZero™ family of water treatment products is designed to provide scale and corrosion control similar to “traditional” phosphorus containing chemistries, but without the discharge or aquatic toxicity of older technologies.The PhosZero products are made with E-FexTM technology, which the company says includes the following benefits:

Trending: Coca-Cola, Liquid Light, Monadnock Advancing Sustainable Packaging Technologies
Trending: Coca-Cola, Liquid Light, Monadnock Advancing Sustainable Packaging Technologies

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The Coca-Cola Company has launched a development agreement with Liquid Light, a technology company focused on converting carbon dioxide into major industrial chemicals, to accelerate production of mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) – a component used to make Coca-Cola’s plant-based PET PlantBottleTM.

Dow Implementing Sustainable Ag in Brazil as Part of Carbon-Mitigation Program for Rio 2016 Olympics
Dow Implementing Sustainable Ag in Brazil as Part of Carbon-Mitigation Program for Rio 2016 Olympics

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Dow Chemical Company, the “Official Chemistry Company” of the Olympic Games and Official Carbon Partner of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, announced Tuesday that Dow AgroSciences Brazil is working with Brazilian farmers from the state of Mato Grosso to implement more sustainable agricultural practices that will generate climate benefits for the mitigation of Rio 2016’s direct carbon footprint.

2015 Green Chemistry Challenge Award Winners Tackle Climate Change, Water, Biobased Materials
2015 Green Chemistry Challenge Award Winners Tackle Climate Change, Water, Biobased Materials

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - For the 20th year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing landmark sustainable chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities, spurring innovation and economic development.

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Trucost, ASBC Report Outlines #BusinessCase for Safer Chemicals
Trucost, ASBC Report Outlines #BusinessCase for Safer Chemicals

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Trucost recently released a report, commissioned by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), evaluating the market potential of safer chemicals — as well as the business and economic risks of not adopting them.

General Mills Removing Artificial Flavors, Colors from Cereals by End of 2016
General Mills Removing Artificial Flavors, Colors from Cereals by End of 2016

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - General Mills cereals has committed to removing artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources from the rest of its cereals in response to consumers’ changing preferences. The company says more than 60 percent of its cereals, including Cinnamon Toast Crunch and original Cheerios (which also went non-GMO last year), are already made without artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources, and have been that way for some time.

Trending: Subway, Kroger Face Public Pressure to Ditch Antibiotic-Laden Meat
Trending: Subway, Kroger Face Public Pressure to Ditch Antibiotic-Laden Meat

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Growing public health and consumer safety concerns about the overuse of antibiotics in food has sparked a wave of resistance, with both Subway and Kroger facing pressure this week to curb their reliance on antibiotics — which the companies say they use to promote growth and produce their meat efficiently.Opposition to the excessive antibiotics use has arisen from the spread of antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ bacteria, which render infections that are normally treatable with antibiotics more severe and even deadly. Food contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria is one way in which ‘superbugs’ can be transmitted from farms to people.

Ahoy! Five Global Shippers Collaborate to Drive Sea Freight Sustainability
Ahoy! Five Global Shippers Collaborate to Drive Sea Freight Sustainability

COLLABORATION - This week, five major companies from the beverage and chemical industries announced a collaboration on sustainability initiatives in the shipping sector. FrieslandCampina, AB InBev, AkzoNobel, DSM and Huntsman will join forces under the BICEPS (Boosting Initiatives for Collaborative Emission-reduction with the Power of Shippers) network to create momentum for sustainability improvements in shipping.

FDA Bans Trans Fats: What Does This Mean for Palm Oil Consumption in the US?
FDA Bans Trans Fats: What Does This Mean for Palm Oil Consumption in the US?

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) moved to ban the use of partially hydrogenated oils, the main dietary source of artificial trans fats, after determining they are not safe to use in food. This move is hardly surprising, given that in November of 2013, the FDA made this preliminary determination. The announcement likely means an increased amount of palm oil, a trans fat-free vegetable oil, in the American diet — and an opportunity for companies to source only palm oil that is deforestation and peat-free.

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Staples, Marriott Now Requiring Suppliers to Assess 'Chemical Footprints'
Staples, Marriott Now Requiring Suppliers to Assess 'Chemical Footprints'

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Next Wednesday, June 17, U.S. businesses representing more than $50 billion in investment and purchasing power will require that their vendors, suppliers, and builders use a new assessment tool that measures usage of harmful chemicals in their products and production processes.

Eastman Chemical Company Joins Together for Sustainability
Eastman Chemical Company Joins Together for Sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - PRESS RELEASEThursday, June 4, 2015 - 2:45pmKingsport, Tenn., June 4, 2015 – Eastman Chemical Company today announces that it has joined Together for Sustainability (TfS) through

How UL Environment Is Helping Industry Develop Credible Claims Around Product Chemical Safety
How UL Environment Is Helping Industry Develop Credible Claims Around Product Chemical Safety

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - On Tuesday evening, I had a chance to speak with Dr. Angela Griffiths, Director of the UL Environment Advisory Services group in the Activation Hub at SB ’15 San Diego. She shared with me the newest research and recommended best practices for assessing product health risks associated with chemical content.

#SB15sd Workshop Demystifies Range of Tools for Evaluating Chemicals in Products
#SB15sd Workshop Demystifies Range of Tools for Evaluating Chemicals in Products

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Kicking off Sustainable Brands ‘15 San Diego this morning was an informative workshop on evaluating product chemicals and the most useful tools for doing so. Consumers have recently become hyper-aware of chemicals used in their products, but the way they receive that information and the way the information is gathered differs according to the tools brands use. The panel discussed chemical hazard, exposure and risk capabilities, software usability and other factors to consider when deciding which framework or software solution best meet a company’s chemical assessment needs.

Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Announces New Material Health Certificate Registry
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Announces New Material Health Certificate Registry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - This morning, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute launched the Material Health Certificate Registry, a new online tool for identifying and communicating the work of manufacturers toward chemically optimized products. Two pilot companies, Owens Corning and ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas, are the first to obtain certificates and today announced several products assessed against the Material Health requirements of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard.

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Report: Recycling Refrigerants Can Easily Eliminate Billions of Tons of Greenhouse Gases
Report: Recycling Refrigerants Can Easily Eliminate Billions of Tons of Greenhouse Gases

CLEANTECH - If only 30 percent of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) refrigerants are reclaimed for reuse by 2040, approximately 18 billion metric tons carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent would be prevented from reaching the atmosphere over the next 25 years, according to a white paper released today by EOS Climate, a company that incentivizes the complete life cycle management of harmful refrigerants — using the power of capital markets to address climate change.

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