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Product Announcement: Rockwool Multifix Insulation Comes from Rock, Regulates Temperature

Product Announcement: Rockwool Multifix Insulation Comes from Rock, Regulates Temperature

Stone wool insulation manufacturer Rockwool has released Rockwool Multifix, an insulation product with a mineral-coated fiberglass facer that, when used as an insulating coverboard over other insulations, can improve performance by regulating the temperature of the entire assembly, the company says. Multifix is a stone wool insulation and coverboard in … Read more »

Soaring Population & Technology Advances Drive Smart Agriculture Market

Soaring Population & Technology Advances Drive Smart Agriculture Market

Driven by increasing pressure on the agriculture industry to boost production to serve a steadily rising population, the global market for smart agriculture will see a 13.5% CAGR over the period between 2017 and 2025, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research. The market will rise from a valuation … Read more »

TimTalks: with John Loheit, Dir. of Strategic Initiatives, Energy Management Collaborative (EMC)

TimTalks: with John Loheit, Dir. of Strategic Initiatives, Energy Management Collaborative (EMC)

John Loheit of EMC talks about the confusions surrounding the start of some energy management initiatives, as well as ways to decrease that confusion for quick deployments and improvements to energy and bottom-line savings.

Ketchup Slips Smoothly from These Packets, Reducing Food and Plastics Waste

Ketchup Slips Smoothly from These Packets, Reducing Food and Plastics Waste

A new method for making food packaging more “slippery” could help cut food and plastic waste, researchers say. According to a study in Scientific Reports (via New Food Magazine), a technique that involves wicking chemically compatible vegetable oils into the surface of common extruded plastics – like the small packets … Read more »

Auto Industry Responds To Fuel Efficiency Standards Rollbacks

Auto Industry Responds To Fuel Efficiency Standards Rollbacks

In the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement last week rolling back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards, several automakers are responding with prepared statements and calls to reporters. US auto industry experts are also weighing in what to expect next.

19 States plus DC Plan Suit against Trump’s Emissions Rule Rollback

19 States plus DC Plan Suit against Trump’s Emissions Rule Rollback

The Trump administration announced plans Thursday to revoke an Obama-era rule limiting tailpipe emissions of carbon dioxide – and 19 states plus Washington, DC, are planning to sue the EPA if the rule is rolled back, according to WHEC TV. California has long had a waiver to set its own … Read more »

Levi Strauss & Co. Takes Aim at Supply Chain Emissions

Levi Strauss & Co. Takes Aim at Supply Chain Emissions

Levi Strauss & Co. announced a new climate action strategy this week that sets targets for reducing carbon emissions across its owned-and-operated facilities and global supply chain by 2025. These aggressive goals have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

DS Smith Pledges Packaging Products Will Be 100% Reusable or Recyclable by 2025

DS Smith Pledges Packaging Products Will Be 100% Reusable or Recyclable by 2025

DS Smith has pledged to manufacture 100% reusable or recyclable packaging by 2025, a move that mirrors commitments from many consumer-facing companies – including Kraft Heinz and Nestle – to improve the sustainability of their packaging. DS Smith says that the company has worked with a range of external stakeholders to … Read more »

More Chemical Contamination in H2O Leads to State of Emergency for Michigan

More Chemical Contamination in H2O Leads to State of Emergency for Michigan

Michigan declared a state of emergency this week for communities whose drinking water is contaminated with perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA); these commercial chemicals were once widely used but are no longer manufactured in the US. The state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) discovered the contamination on July … Read more »

Tesla Plans to Sink $5 Billion into Shanghai Factory to Boost Chinese EV Sales

Tesla Plans to Sink $5 Billion into Shanghai Factory to Boost Chinese EV Sales

The trade war between China and the US is making it more imperative than ever for Tesla to establish production in that country, according to Industry Week; China is the world’s largest market for electric cars, and the company has plans to sink $5 billion into its factory near Shanghai, … Read more »

China Crisis: Mixed Recyclables Ban Forces UK Biz to Rethink Waste Management

China Crisis: Mixed Recyclables Ban Forces UK Biz to Rethink Waste Management

China’s recently-imposed restrictions on importing recyclable material have had major repercussions on waste management in the UK – but the biggest pain is yet to come. The financial implications of the ban have predominantly been felt by local councils and waste management suppliers who are no longer able to obtain rebates … Read more »

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