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CVS Health Nixes Harmful Chemicals from Beauty, Personal Care Products
CVS Health Nixes Harmful Chemicals from Beauty, Personal Care Products

WALKING THE TALK - Following the announcement of its new store renovation initiative, CVS Pharmacy has revealed that it will be eliminating parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors in nearly 600 beauty and personal care products in its CVS Health, Beauty 360, Essence of Beauty and Blade lines. CVS Pharmacy will stop shipping store brand products that don’t meet these standards to distribution centers by the end of 2019.

Toxic Chemicals in Recycled Plastic Electronics Threaten Circular Economy
Toxic Chemicals in Recycled Plastic Electronics Threaten Circular Economy

WASTE NOT - A recent report by UK-based charity CHEMTrust has linked the recycling of plastic components of electrical and electronic products to dangerous human health risks, creating obstacles for the recycling industry and the widespread adoption of a circular economy.

BASF Sustainable Living Laboratory unveiled at newly constructed Patrick F. Taylor Hall on the campus of Louisiana State University
BASF Sustainable Living Laboratory unveiled at newly constructed Patrick F. Taylor Hall on the campus of Louisiana State University

PRESS RELEASE - BATON ROUGE, LA, and GEISMAR, LA, April 6, 2017 – Louisiana State University (LSU) officials joined BASF executives in the public unveiling of the BASF Sustainable Living Laboratory on campus. The Lab, which is the first-of-its-kind at LSU and in the Southeast region, is an innovative space that promotes problem-based teaching and research focused on sustainable solutions to meet global challenges. As part of BASF's workforce development and science education efforts in the region, the Lab is the result of a $1 million donation BASF made to LSU Foundation and the College of Engineering first announced in 2014.  

Trending: Chemistry Giants Partner to Advance Supply Chain Transparency, Drive Industrial Research
Trending: Chemistry Giants Partner to Advance Supply Chain Transparency, Drive Industrial Research

COLLABORATION - Following the launch of Applied DNA Sciences’s CertainT platform that utilizes molecular tags to certify authenticity and origins of products, AkzoNobel, Advanced Biochemical Thailand Co. and EY have introduced a new online tool that allows businesses, for the first time, to use e-certification to track bio-based content along the chemical value chain.

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AkzoNobel, AB InBev Latest in Spate of Companies Switching to 100% Renewables
AkzoNobel, AB InBev Latest in Spate of Companies Switching to 100% Renewables

CLEANTECH - This week, two more multinationals joined the ranks of companies energizing their sustainability agendas with bold commitments to power their entire operations with renewables.

Trending: Nike, Britvic Using Recycled Drink Containers, Wood Fiber to Revolutionize Packaging
Trending: Nike, Britvic Using Recycled Drink Containers, Wood Fiber to Revolutionize Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The development of innovative packaging solutions continues to help brands reduce impact and drive future growth.

ICN Calls on Major Brands to Address Exploitation in Indian Leather Industry
ICN Calls on Major Brands to Address Exploitation in Indian Leather Industry

LEADERSHIP - The textile and apparel industries are widely known to have considerable environmental and social impacts on both local and global levels. The leather industry is no exception — in India, approximately 2.5 million workers are exposed to poor working conditions that violate their human rights and negatively affect their health.

BASF Selects HPE to Build Supercomputer for Global Chemical Research
BASF Selects HPE to Build Supercomputer for Global Chemical Research

PRESS RELEASE - BASF SE and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that the companies will collaborate to develop one of the world’s largest supercomputers for industrial chemical research at BASF's Ludwigshafen headquarters this year. Based on the latest generation of HPE Apollo 6000 systems, the new supercomputer will drive the digitalization of BASF's worldwide research.

China Using Electron Beams to Treat Textile Wastewater
China Using Electron Beams to Treat Textile Wastewater

CLEANTECH - Textile dyeing accounts for one fifth of all industrial wastewater pollution generated worldwide and much of it, particularly in developing countries in Asia, goes untreated. Now, China is employing electron beams to treat effluent from textile dyeing plants, ushering in a new era for radiation technology.

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Trending: Breakthroughs in EPS, PE, PP Recycling Bring Plastics Closer to Circularity
Trending: Breakthroughs in EPS, PE, PP Recycling Bring Plastics Closer to Circularity

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, only 2 percent of the 78 million tons of plastic used each year for packaging is actually recycled. The remaining 98 percent finds its way into landfills, incineration plants and the environment. New innovations and initiatives from across the U.S. and Canada, however, are offering new solutions to tackle the ever-growing plastics problem.

Circularity of Hazardous Chemicals Requires New Legal Framework, NGOs Say
Circularity of Hazardous Chemicals Requires New Legal Framework, NGOs Say

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Policymakers must limit chemicals entering the material cycle and adapt existing legislation in order to protect human health and the environment from toxic substances in a circular economy, say ClientEarth and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) in a new report. The NGOs indicate that the current legal framework has failed to ensure information about dangerous chemicals is diffused throughout the whole material cycle and potential subsequent lifecycles.

BASF Touts Sustainability, Efficiency Benefits of Construction Solutions in New Campaign
BASF Touts Sustainability, Efficiency Benefits of Construction Solutions in New Campaign

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Increasing economic benefits while reducing global-warming potential: How products from BASF’s Master Builders Solutions® range help achieve this is the focus of the new Europe-wide campaign, “Quantified Sustainable Benefits – Reduce your Footprint and Boost Your Bottom Line.” Through a series of ads and a dedicated website, BASF’s Master Builders Solutions experts, together with European customers, present selected cases that demonstrate how superior chemistry enables customers to increase their productivity while decreasing their operational costs and carbon footprint.

Trending: New Tech Breakthroughs Design Impacts Out of Everyday Products
Trending: New Tech Breakthroughs Design Impacts Out of Everyday Products

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While recycling most certainly plays an important role in the shift to the development of a more circular, sustainable economy, it largely focuses on a product or material’s end of life. But recent initiatives and technological breakthroughs are helping more companies design impacts out of their products’ life cycles.

Trending: AkzoNobel, Startups Sustainably Solving Chemical, Packaging Challenges
Trending: AkzoNobel, Startups Sustainably Solving Chemical, Packaging Challenges

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Finding new post-consumer uses and solutions for products is critical for making the shift towards a more circular economy, but more and more companies are turning their focus to the early stages of product production and development, effectively addressing the sustainability question before it becomes a problem.

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Target to Remove Harmful Chemicals from Products, Invest in Green Chemistry
Target to Remove Harmful Chemicals from Products, Invest in Green Chemistry

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Retail giant Target has announced its commitment to reducing harmful chemicals from its products and investing in green chemistry with the release of a new chemical strategy that covers its entire value chain, operations and products. The goal is to be transparent, proactive and innovative when it comes to managing chemicals and, where necessary, developing alternatives.

New EPA Regs Will Require Natural Gas Industry to Come Clean About Toxic Pollution
New EPA Regs Will Require Natural Gas Industry to Come Clean About Toxic Pollution

CLEANTECH - Today, in response to a petition by 19 environmental and open-government groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released proposed regulations that will require natural gas processing plants to start publicly reporting the toxic chemicals they release.

Indian Chemical Firm Makes Carbon Capture Breakthrough Turning CO2 into Baking Soda
Indian Chemical Firm Makes Carbon Capture Breakthrough Turning CO2 into Baking Soda

CLEANTECH - Whether it be turning food scraps into cold-pressed juices or transforming PET waste into raw materials or converting beer waste water into batteries — just a few of the latest examples of the circular economy at work — companies are increasingly finding unique ways to transform and repurpose their waste, byproducts and emissions.

Cradle to Cradle Design – So Much More Than Recycling
Cradle to Cradle Design – So Much More Than Recycling

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It’s easy for the concepts of Cradle to Cradle design and a circular economy to become shorthand for recycling, but both are much more complex than that.

#BusinessCase: How Companies Are Redefining the Source of Business Value
#BusinessCase: How Companies Are Redefining the Source of Business Value

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - According to a new Pure Strategies study, several billion was earned in 2015 from the sustainability efforts of 153 survey respondents, signaling a new way of defining sources of business value. Taking inspiration from sustainability’s positive performance, companies should position their programs to generate the greatest business benefits and to measure and celebrate the gains.

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Columbia Recruits Macklemore to Help Raise Awareness of the Effects of PFCs
Columbia Recruits Macklemore to Help Raise Awareness of the Effects of PFCs

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Columbia Sportswear says its new OutDry Extreme ECO Jacket, which hit shelves last week, marks a milestone in sustainability - as the first high-performance, environmentally friendly, breathable, waterproof jacket made without the use of a common synthetic additive known as perfluorinated compounds (PFCs). As part of the launch, Columbia has partnered with hip-hop artist and environmental advocate Macklemore to help raise awareness on the impact that PFCs can have on the environment. Macklemore (aka Ben Haggerty), who finds inspiration and solace in the forests in the Pacific Northwest and other natural places around the world, shares his thoughts on environmentally responsible rainwear in a new video:

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