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U.S. Recycling: The Come Back is Better than Ever (Commentary)

Stagnant for 15 years and punched in the gut by China’s decision to stop importing any recycled materials from the US at the end of 2017, recycling rates have fallen for three years. Across the U.S., programs were cancelled and recycled materials sent to landfills and incinerators. The national recycling rate fell from 35% to

By |2021-04-09T17:21:45+00:00April 9th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on U.S. Recycling: The Come Back is Better than Ever (Commentary)

California Air Resources Board proposes cuts to VOC limits in consumer products

Proposed amendments to consumer products regulations would affect retailers and manufacturers of aerosol air fresheners, hair care products, fragrances, and insecticides. Suppliers and distributors of many consumer products sold in California are currently subject to one of the strictest volatile organic compound (VOC) content standards in the world under the California Air Resources Board (CARB)’s

By |2021-03-18T15:45:24+00:00March 18th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on California Air Resources Board proposes cuts to VOC limits in consumer products

EPA should ‘reconsider’ strategy for chemical risk evaluations: National Academies

Washington — The systematic review process used by the Environmental Protection Agency to complete chemical risk evaluations under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act contains multiple shortcomings, and the agency should “reconsider its overall strategy” for such assessments, concludes a recently published report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering

By |2021-03-11T18:11:24+00:00March 11th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on EPA should ‘reconsider’ strategy for chemical risk evaluations: National Academies

9 Upfront Decisions That Affect Plastic Bottle Recyclability

In the path to creating packaging components that can be recycled, many brands fail to understand how upfront decisions can have a dramatic impact on downstream results. For example, having a basic understanding of how a package journeys through a “materials recovery facility” or MRF, as it is commonly referred to, is critical knowledge necessary

By |2021-03-11T01:43:56+00:00March 11th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on 9 Upfront Decisions That Affect Plastic Bottle Recyclability

Audit slams state air board for ‘overstating’ greenhouse gas cuts

In summary The air board’s lack of accounting threatens to derail the state’s climate change goals, the audit says. “California is in need of more reliable tools,” state auditor Elaine Howle wrote. Lea este artículo en español. An audit of California’s climate change program released today criticizes state officials for overestimating the benefits of its efforts

By |2021-02-24T18:34:38+00:00February 24th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Audit slams state air board for ‘overstating’ greenhouse gas cuts

Microsoft releases new all-in-one Office app for iPads

Microsoft yesterday released an all-in-one Office app for iPads, bringing a new approach to Office on mobile previously seen on iOS and Android to iPadOS. The app combines Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and a number of mobile device-specific features, including PDF management tools and a file browser. Read more

By |2021-02-24T18:30:51+00:00February 24th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Microsoft releases new all-in-one Office app for iPads

Nestlé and Microsoft on financing circular innovations

A circular economy looks different within each industry, but its broad vision of healing the harm from the industrial economy’s extractive, polluting original sins is appealing more to a variety of businesses. A small number of influential large companies are creating internal funds to support sustainability goals specific to circular economy initiatives, such as designing

By |2021-02-22T17:11:04+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Nestlé and Microsoft on financing circular innovations

Increase in Online Shopping Spurs Innovation for Shipping Packaging

Effective shipment packaging relies as much on science and engineering as it does diligence and common sense. Matching the right box for the product and properly securing palletized shipments is crucial in the physically challenging environment of a less-than-truckload or parcel network. That’s a viewpoint shared by many across the industry as innovations in packaging

By |2021-02-10T17:03:18+00:00February 10th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Increase in Online Shopping Spurs Innovation for Shipping Packaging

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