Cal/OSHA board members call for transparency around California’s workplace outbreaks

Members of California’s workplace safety board are questioning the state’s tight-lipped approach to releasing information about COVID-19 workplace outbreaks after reviewing an investigation by this news organization that found most county health departments — as well as the California Department of Public Health — are refusing to make specific outbreak data public. Read more

By |2021-07-28T15:44:18+00:00July 28th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Cal/OSHA board members call for transparency around California’s workplace outbreaks

May Steel Shipments Up 46.2 Percent From Prior Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of May 2021, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,987,038 net tons, a 46.2 percent increase from the 5,461,851 net tons shipped in May 2020.  Shipments were up 1.8 percent from the 7,845,008 net tons shipped in the previous month, April

By |2021-07-20T17:58:34+00:00July 20th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on May Steel Shipments Up 46.2 Percent From Prior Year

Create Connections with Customers Through Packaging

For both existing and start-up businesses, competition has always been a challenge. With the shift towards convenience and eCommerce retailing, brands can develop marketing strategies to create unique experiences that differentiate their brand from competitors in the market. Read more

By |2021-07-12T20:40:45+00:00July 12th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Create Connections with Customers Through Packaging

California legislators take aim at plastics with new bill package, including contested producer responsibility plan

On our watch list: Dive Brief: California lawmakers have reintroduced SB 54, a bill that would require all single-use disposable packaging, including food service packaging, to be recyclable or compostable by January 2032. The bill debuted as part of a unified Democrat-led package of almost a dozen other plastic waste-related bills on March 9. Read

By |2021-06-04T17:37:12+00:00June 4th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on California legislators take aim at plastics with new bill package, including contested producer responsibility plan

Is recycling a waste? Here’s the answer from a plastics expert before you ditch the effort

Terracycle and Loop founder and CEO Tom Szaky says the economics of the recycling business are broken in key ways, but consumer and corporate interest in building a circular economy continues to grow. Low oil prices, bans on imported recyclables in countries like China, and the latest trends in packaging design make it harder to

By |2021-05-24T19:03:03+00:00May 24th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Is recycling a waste? Here’s the answer from a plastics expert before you ditch the effort

Industry group calls for billions in recycling investment

The Recycling Partnership says $17 billion in funding for the domestic residential recycling sector could increase the national recycling rate to nearly 70%. The industry group today released a report titled “Paying it Forward: Investment in Recycling Will Pay Dividends,” which found that massive spending on recycling infrastructure would improve the country’s materials recovery system. 

By |2021-05-19T23:38:46+00:00May 19th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Industry group calls for billions in recycling investment

California’s carbon offset program might be pumping millions of tons CO2 into the air, new study says

California has set an ambitious goal to be carbon neutral by 2045. One tool the state plans to use is a process called forest carbon offsets. It works by giving credits to landowners who vow to preserve forest on their properties. They can then sell those credits to polluters in the state for the right

By |2021-05-14T17:00:15+00:00May 14th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on California’s carbon offset program might be pumping millions of tons CO2 into the air, new study says

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