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  • As Americas business grows, Pallmann announces three new appointments

    PALLMANN Group, a world leader in size-reduction technology, has made three new appointments, naming Mauro Gama Managing Director for Pallmann do Brazil in São Paulo, John Crowley sales director for Pallmann Industries’ Rubber Recycling Division, and Simon Howard sales manager for Pallmann Industries’ Process Division. The latter two are both based in the US. Gama, a Brazilian, ...

  • Collaborative Swedish water project wins Nordic fashion industry sustainability award

    A successful collaboration for efficiency in water consumption, energy and chemical use in the textile industry won the prestigious 2015 Habit Fashion Award for Sustainability this evening. Sustainable Water Resources (SWAR) is a joint initiative between Stockholm International Water Institute, Sida, Swedish fashion brands Indiska, KappAhl and Lindex, their Indian suppliers and sub-suppliers. ...

  • EnviClear purifies contaminated wastewater at biogas plants

    Individual solutions are the driving force behind A3 Water Solutions GmbH, a subsidiary of EnviTec Biogas AG. As an internationally active water treatment specialist, the company, based in Gelsenkirchen and Saerbeck, has just developed an innovative and environmentally friendly membrane bioreactor process in conjunction with EnviClear that purifies contaminated surface waters for biogas plant ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Successful Swedish water project ensures cleaner textile production in India

    By participating in a unique project for cleaner production, Sustainable Water Resources (SWAR), suppliers to the Swedish retail brands Indiska, KappAhl and Lindex have reduced their environmental impact and improved capacity through training on resource efficiency. For a garment production factory in Noida, India, the idea of coupling sustainable practices with significant financial ...

  • Indian political parties gloss over environment

    As India faces certain water scarcity and ecological decline, the country's main political parties campaigning for elections have all but ignored environmental issues seen as crucial to India's vast rural majority, policy analysts say. Environmentalists say the omission is alarming given the problems India faces. The World Bank estimates that environmental degradation costs India 5.7 percent of ...


    By Associated Press

  • SCS Global Services Releases Final “Responsible Source” Standard for the Textile Industry

    SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, announced today the release of its final standard for Responsible Source™ fiber certification in the textile industry.     The “Responsible Source™ Standard for Chip, Pellets and ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Swedish textile sustainability project turns water savings into profit for Indian suppliers

    A water management project among textile suppliers in India, led by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and Swedish fashion brands Indiska, KappAhl and Lindex, has demonstrated how efficient resource management in textile production in India can achieve substantial environmental improvements and financial gains. In an industry with low profit margins and negative ...

  • How Industry Can Help Maintain a Healthy Environment

    How Industry Can Help Maintain a Healthy Environment Conservation among residential consumers has become a mainstay of utility operations, but opportunities abound among industrial users to put conservation measures into practice. This e-mail interview with wastewater expert Daniel Theobald details the ways in which industry can incorporate recycling and reuse into their daily operations. ...

  • Sustainable laundry best practices

    A new ASTM International standard identifies and defines sustainable laundry best management practices that are used by commercial laundry facilities to reduce their impact on the environment. D7841, Practice for Sustainable Laundry Best Management Practices, was developed by Subcommittee D13.40 on Sustainability of Textiles, part of ASTM International ...


    By ASTM International

  • UL Environment Releases Second Edition of its EcoLogo® Standard for Sustainability for Toys

    UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), launched today its revised EcoLogo Standard for Sustainability for Toys: CCD 172, which establishes a points-based model for the evaluation of performance, and recognizes manufacturers for sustainability leadership and true innovation with the addition of a ...


    By UL LLC

  • Trials show established textile collection routes give best re-use value

    Recent trials undertaken by two Manchester-based recycling companies have shown that more than four out of five textile items donated via established routes such as door to door, kerbside, textile bank and charity shop collections can be successfully re-used or recycled. Eight studies conducted by textile recycler I & G Cohen Ltd and resource recovery ...

  • Myanmar (Burma): Environmental Assessment, Resource & Management Services

    SLP Environmental is pleased to announce that we now offer a comprehensive range of environmental assessment and management services throughout the fourteen states and regions that constitute the Union of Myanmar (Burma). After 50 years of isolation Myanmar is now opening up to foreign direct investment and SLP can provide specialist environmental and socio-economic services to support our ...

  • GlyEco Completes Acquisition Agreement With Renew Resources, LLC.

    GlyEco, Inc. (OTCBB: GLYE) announced today it has completed a preliminary agreement to acquire certain assets of Renew Resources, LLC., a leading provider of recycling services in Rock Hill, SC. The transaction is scheduled to close July 31, 2012. Renew Resources is a privately held company founded in 1999 by owner ...


    By Marketwire

  • SGS brings Sustainability Service to the Indian Textiles Industry

    With increasing global market pressures to create a commercial edge, sustainability is fast becoming the key concept that shapes a company’s short term prospects and overall long term success. Consumers are demanding greater transparency in the sustainability claims of the products they buy and SGS, with its sustainability service program, is at the forefront of this development. Dr. G ...


    By SGS

  • Panta Rei in Bangladesh

    Over the past few years, Panta Rei Srl Water Solutions has become the leading water and wastewater solutions provider in Bangladesh focusing on the booming textile industry. First of all, we would like to thank all our clients, who have honored us with the possibility of providing them with state-of-the-art technology for their factories. We strongly believe in the Bangladesh market, and it ...


    By Panta Rei Srl

  • Campus California Prevents Release of 12,600 Tons of CO2 Into the Air

    Campus California, a Richmond, CA based non-profit organization, has announced its end of the year results. The organization collected over 8,000,000 pounds (3500 tons) of clothing in 2011 for reuse and recycling. Based on the EPA’s Green House Gas Equivalencies Calculator, this is ...


    By PRWeb

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA Jim Jones Designated As Acting Assistant Administrator For OCSPP: On November 22, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson announced that Jim Jones, the current Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, will be designated to serve as the new Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office ...


    By Acta Group

  • CMAI Releases its 2012 World Paraxylene and Terephthalates Analysis

    Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI), acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS - ...


    By IHS

  • Sun-harvesting textiles power remote villages

    Portable solar-powered lights that combine nanotechnology with local crafts could help bring electricity to some of the nearly two billion people without access to electricity. The Portable Light Project, a non-profit initiative led by Kennedy & Violich Architecture and Global Solar Energy, in the United States, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Megola Sells Hartindo(TM) AF21, a Total Fire Inhibitor, to One of the World's Largest Textile and Chemical Manufacturers

    Prevents the Spread of Fire by Rendering Materials Non-FlammablePOINT EDWARD, ON -- (Marketwire) -- 08/18/10 -- Megola Inc. (OTCBB: MGON), a leading environmental solution provider, announces that after more than a year of product testing, a preliminary sale of its "Anti-Fire™" product, Hartindo™ AF21, a water-based, non-toxic, environmentally-friendly fire inhibitor, has been sold to a ...


    By Marketwire

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