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EPA Withdrew ‘Once In Always In’ Policy – So What Does That Mean?

EPA Withdrew ‘Once In Always In’ Policy – So What Does That Mean?

On January 25, 2018, the EPA issued a guidance memorandum withdrawing the “once in always in” policy for the classification of major sources of hazardous air pollutants under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Within the air compliance and permitting community, this guidance memorandum has been thought of as

Product Announcement: BioClean Spray Comes from Coco-Oil & Corn Syrup, Not Chemicals

Product Announcement: BioClean Spray Comes from Coco-Oil & Corn Syrup, Not Chemicals

Building owners or facility managers of warehouses or office buildings who struggle with removing soil and stains from hard surfaces have a new, environmentally responsible option to check out. Cortec Corporation says its EcoAir BioClean Spray is predominantly derived from coco oil and corn syrup – renewable resources and natural components … Read more »

Biodegradable Plastics: Yes or No?

Biodegradable Plastics: Yes or No?

Brand owners, food producers and manufacturers must carefully consider what packaging format they use and make an informed decision based on the reality of our current waste management infrastructure and level of public understanding, says Richard McKinlay, head of circular economy at Axion.

Supply Chain Transparency Map Reduces Time, Expense for Big Brands

Supply Chain Transparency Map Reduces Time, Expense for Big Brands

Six apparel sector brands have joined a new real-time supply chain transparency tool launched this month by the Natural Resources Defense Council in the United States and the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) in China. Target, Esprit, New Balance, PUMA, Gap Inc., and Inditex are now publicly linked … Read more »

Manufacturers May Soon Profit from Bio-Nylon Process

Manufacturers May Soon Profit from Bio-Nylon Process

Materials used by the nylon industry have traditionally been derived from crude oil, but manufacturers will soon be able to create their own “bio-nylon” made from plant-based renewable ingredients: Aquafina and Genomatica have announced an agreement to create sustainable caprolactam, an ingredient

Trump To Rollback Obama-era Fracking Rules to Help Manufacturers

Trump To Rollback Obama-era Fracking Rules to Help Manufacturers

The Trump administration has now given formal notice that it will repeal an Obama-era rule that has strict standards for hydraulic fracking on public lands — all part of what the president says is his ongoing effort to rollback regulations and to encourage domestic energy production that will reduce cost for US manufacturers. 

EPA Formally Ask Stakeholders How to Change the Clean Power Plan

EPA Formally Ask Stakeholders How to Change the Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a formal proposal on Monday asking stakeholders how they would change the Clean Power Plan that would require industry to reduce CO2 emissions by 32% by 2030.

How S&P Credit Ratings Change by Environmental & Climate Factors

How S&P Credit Ratings Change by Environmental & Climate Factors

S&P Global’s corporate credit ratings – the organization’s predictions about a company’s capacity and willingness to meet its financial commitments as they come due – are affected by environmental and climate (E&C) factors for more than

Manufacturers: Please Use More Recycled Resins and Become ‘Champions,’ Urges APR

Manufacturers: Please Use More Recycled Resins and Become ‘Champions,’ Urges APR

Manufacturers are being asked to identify and use more postconsumer resin in their industrial applications; the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) is calling on the manufacturing industry to increase the use of these recycled resins in order to boost market demand and improve