Make recycling the starting point of production processes

By |2021-02-08T17:55:18+00:00February 8th, 2021|Recent News|

To achieve more and better recycled raw materials, recycled raw materials must be taken as the standard.By 2050, the Netherlands will be circular. It’s a great ambition which demands hard work from us. The report “Integral Circular Economy” by PBL [2021] shows how big this challenge is. They rightly write that, although recycling is an

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Eight States Join CA to Make Manufacturers Responsible for Plastic Waste

By |2021-02-04T00:58:48+00:00February 4th, 2021|Recent News|

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — When it comes to the ever-growing problem of plastic waste and what to do about it, state legislators are hoping there is strength in numbers. On Monday, lawmakers from nine states, including California, joined forces to hold producers of plastic packaging responsible for the waste they generate. Read more

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Bills would make companies pay for a new recycling system in Oregon

By |2021-02-04T00:05:18+00:00February 4th, 2021|Recent News|

SALEM — Oregon lawmakers are considering two bills that aim to overhaul the state’s recycling system by requiring packaging companies to take responsibility for their products. Both bills would create a statewide list of what is recyclable in curbside bins, and both would ban the use of the chasing arrows recycling symbol on packaging that

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Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, January 2021

By |2021-01-25T16:54:55+00:00January 25th, 2021|Recent News|

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Seeks Comments On Draft Compliance Guide Addressing Surface Coatings Under PFAS SNUR: On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of a draft compliance guide that outlines which imported articles are covered by EPA’s July 2020 final significant new use rule (SNUR) that prohibits companies from manufacturing, importing,

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Biden puts US back into fight to slow global warming

By |2021-01-25T16:46:43+00:00January 25th, 2021|Recent News|

Washington: President Joe Biden returned the United States to the worldwide fight to slow global warming in one of his first official acts and immediately launched a series of climate-friendly efforts that would transform how Americans drive and get their power.Read more

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

By |2021-01-22T18:09:06+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Recent News|

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

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

By |2021-01-22T17:45:09+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Recent News|

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

By |2021-01-13T17:45:03+00:00January 13th, 2021|Recent News|

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

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

By |2021-01-11T17:15:32+00:00January 11th, 2021|Recent News|

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

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