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Montreal Protocol Parties Move Closer to Managing Hydrofluorocarbons under Most-Successful Environmental Treaty
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Parties to the Montreal Protocol, the world's most-successful environmental treaty, moved closer to finalizing a mandate for a contact group on the feasibility and ways of managing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the treaty during their thirty-sixth Open-ended Working Group meeting (OEWG 36) held from 20 to 24 July in Paris, France. HFCs are man-made fluorinated chemicals that do not deplete the ...

Automotive designers urged to consider ‘simpler’ materials for future vehicle recyclability
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Automotive engineers and manufacturers should consider ‘simpler’ materials over high-performance composites at the initial design stage so that new motor vehicles can be more readily recycled at the end of their lives, urges a leading UK-based plastics recycler. With no currently viable recycling routes for many of the recently developed materials used in modern lightweight vehicles, ...

What`s New at the 2015 Safety in Action EMEA Conference
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International behavior and process safety experts will meet at the annual Safety In Action™ Conference this October in Belgium. The 2-day event provides a platform for industry and workplace safety experts to share best practices and lessons learned from past failures to avoid major incidents. Focused on the key issues of the European, Middle East and African regions, Safety In ...

Carbon Trust calls for pathfinders to pilot new product water footprinting scheme
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The scheme will help businesses to demonstrate their leadership in sustainability by certifying the life cycle water use of their products to an international standard. They will also be able to communicate certification this with confidence through use of the Carbon Trust’s Water Footprint label. Water footprinting can help businesses to better understand the life cycle sustainability ...

Officials hope 1st US offshore wind farm will boost industry
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Construction has begun off Rhode Island's coast on the nation's first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Monday that lenders, regulators and stakeholders can now see a path forward. "It's great to witness a pioneering moment in U.S. history," she said during a ...

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