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Unacceptable Levels

by Ensia  (Aug. 25, 2014)

Synthetic chemicals are poisoning our bodies from the moment of conception. What are we going to do about it? Since the end of World War II, our planet has undergone massive human-influenced environmental change, unnoticed by most. A few decades ago, chemistry was the new frontier for corporations and consumers. New technologies offered stability, ...

Green labels: The walk behind the talk - `Biodegradable`

by green24  (May 6, 2011)

The word “biodegradable” is probably one of the easiest green labels to understand, so one may assume it is also the least likely to be subject to false claims. However, the term is still interpreted very loosely and frequently used on products that are toxic, that break down into harmful environmental contaminants, or that can take ...

Questions and answers on the Commission Communication `Towards a Circular Economy` and the Waste Targets Review

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 2, 2014)

What is a circular economy? A circular economy preserves the value added in products for as long as possible and virtually eliminates waste. It retains the resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value. It may involve: Increasing the time products ...

Industrial Biotechnology - ASTM Organizes New Technical Committee

by ASTM International  (Jun. 19, 2014)

With a total population of nearly 7.2 billion people, and a new birth every eight seconds, our modest planet is straining at the seams. Finding ways to maximize the sustainability of the resources that support us all is of critical importance. One such effort falls under the general heading of industrial biotechnology, which is based on a ...

Environmentally friendly printing case study

by EMG CSR Consulting LLP  (Dec. 6, 2013)

Environmentally friendly marketing materials for complete Cradle to Cradle recycling: Case study of promoting sustainability and CSR in an ethical way. The medium should be the message. It makes no sense to promote sustainable practices by printing marketing materials on non-recycled paper, or featuring fancy extra packaging. We are experts in ...

Styrofoam is filling up landfill

by Technologies Co., Ltd  (Jan. 24, 2013)

Styrofoam has the potential to affect the entire ecological system of this planet. Used in product packages and the shipping industry, the world produces tons of Styrofoam each year which is now a major environmental problem. Landfills are filling up at a record rate and Styrofoam is one reason and Styrofoam is non-biodegradable adds to ...

New research may solve the problem of plastic wastes

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 8, 2013)

GLOBE-Net, May 8, 2013* - Plastic - it is an indispensable part of our everyday lives and an almost indestructible part of the garbage that daily ends up in our landfills, incinerators, junk yards, in our rivers or oceans, or in the bellies of fish or animals that form part of our food chain.  Every year, over 260 million tonnes of ...

Compostable Plastics And Environmental Marketing Claims

by BioCycle Magazine  (Oct. 1, 2012)

According to a bottled water survey conducted by Perception Research Services International (PRS) for Brand Packaging published in August 2011, where shoppers were interviewed in person to gain some insights on marketing claims, environmental and recycling messages were misunderstood and not even noticed by a majority of consumers interviewed. In ...

Corporate recycling, sunny side-up

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Apr. 11, 2012)

Food manufacturing and packaging go hand in hand.  What may not be so obvious, however, is that the links between the two are about to become a lot more, er, ineggstricable. That’s right, thanks to some pioneering work out of England, we’ve learned that eggs themselves may contain the answers to some of the world’s ...

London Strives For Zero Waste Summer Olympics 2012

by BioCycle Magazine  (Sep. 1, 2012)

When London made its bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, not only was “sustainability” front and center, equally paramount was leaving a legacy of public benefits to help justify the nearly $18 billion price tag. Both were also critical to London winning the right to host the games, which marks both the first time a city has done so ...

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