Monthly Archives: January 2021

‘I’ve never met my team but have lunch with them weekly’

When Randi Lippert moved to London from Canada for work she was looking forward to getting to know her new colleagues. Unfortunately, she relocated just before the first coronavirus lockdown last year. "I didn't have much in-office time to bond with my new team members before we all had to work from home," says the

By |2021-01-22T18:09:06+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on ‘I’ve never met my team but have lunch with them weekly’

Innovations to Foster Sustainable Packaging to Influence Plastic Containers Demand: Fact.MR

Burgeoning plastic pollution concerns across developing and developed economies are spurring manufacturers to investigate sustainable packaging solutions, thus prompting major breakthroughs. Read more

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Using Science To Make Informed Decisions About Risk

Every day we are inundated with various social media posts and news sources telling us about what does or does not work, that some things may be harmful, or that a product is not safe because it contains a chemical that causes cancer or other adverse health effects in animals. You may wonder if you

By |2021-01-13T17:45:03+00:00January 13th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Using Science To Make Informed Decisions About Risk

China Quits Recycling U.S. Trash As Sustainable Start-Up Makes Strides

In November, I wrote that China was giving up taking American (and European) recyclables. Local trash deposits were telling me this as far back as August, that they had no one to take container fulls of broken glass and plastic containers. I was advised to just throw it in the standard kitchen trash bag. But

By |2021-01-11T17:15:32+00:00January 11th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on China Quits Recycling U.S. Trash As Sustainable Start-Up Makes Strides

EPA releases final risk evaluation for perchloroethylene

Washington — The chemical substance perchloroethylene poses unreasonable risk to workers under certain conditions, according to a final risk evaluation recently released by the Environmental Protection Agency, which is now compelled to propose within one year regulatory action to mitigate the chemical’s hazards. Read more

By |2021-01-08T00:22:11+00:00January 8th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on EPA releases final risk evaluation for perchloroethylene

Productivity Is About Your Systems, Not Your People

Leaders are always seeking to improve employee productivity (including their own). All too often, that quest goes no further than time management training provided by the HR department. Those classes cover the pros and cons of Inbox Zero, the Pomodoro technique, the Eisenhower matrix, Getting Things Done, and countless other approaches that tantalize us with

By |2021-01-07T20:14:47+00:00January 7th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Productivity Is About Your Systems, Not Your People

Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far?

The free trade deal between the UK and EU, announced on Christmas Eve, takes effect from 1 January. What does the agreement mean and what other trade deals has the UK made? What is a free trade deal? A free trade deal aims to encourage trade - usually in goods but occasionally in services -

By |2021-01-01T00:40:42+00:00January 1st, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far?