The first commercial-scale, renewable bio-based BDO (butanediol) facility in the US will be built as a joint venture between Cargill and HELM; the facility will provide brands the ability to replace fossil-based chemistries with bio-based intermediates and thus reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Announced in 2020, the much-anticipated Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) has launched today, aiming to help businesses assess nature-related risks and opportunities, such as legal liabilities and systemic loss of soil fertility. A framework for reporting and action is expected by 2023 to support a shift in global financial ... Read more »
Plastic waste continues to be a huge problem because much of the plastics produced winds up in landfills and often ends up in water supplies. The cumulative production of plastic has already surpassed eight billion metric tons worldwide, with further increases expected in the coming decades. Meanwhile, the current supply ... Read more »
Yogurt maker Stonyfield Organic is promoting its organic “obsession” by donating funds to shift three of the country’s most famous parks — Central Park in New York City, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and Grant Park in Chicago — to 100% organic maintenance. The organic transition is part of the company’s #PlayFree program, intended to keep parks and playing fields free
JetBlue has announced a set of short- and medium-term ESG targets to achieve net zero carbon emissions for its airline operations by 2040, increase usage of renewable energy, and increase usage of sustainable fuel, among other goals.
DuPont Water Solutions recently announced a collaboration with Vulcan Energy Resources, a lithium and renewable energy project developer, to test and scale up direct lithium extraction solutions for Vulcan's Zero Carbon Lithium extraction process.
The EPA classifies PFAS compounds as “emerging chemicals of concern,” meaning the agency cannot enforce any of the guidelines set for PFAS substances. The latest evolution of their initial draft suggests the agency will be renewing its efforts to impose formal regulations.
During his Feb. 3 confirmation hearing, EPA administrator nominee Michael S. Regan focused on a handful of issues, including his plans to rebuild the agency and to focus on environmental justice. His plans include the appointment of new justice officials in each of its regulatory offices who would focus on air, water and land pollution. A fourth official in each
Rio Tinto, a metals and mining corporation, has launched START, a sustainability label for aluminum based on blockchain technology.
Metals recycling company Schnitzer Steel in West Oakland, California, will pay more than $4 million in a settlement over allegations that the its metal shredding facility violated the state’s environmental laws. The company will also install an air filtration system, at a cost of nearly $1.9 million.
Organic Valley is launching a pilot program that uses satellite photography to measure pasture health on its dairy farms; the company expects that its farmers will be able to capture at least a 20% increase in pasture utilization through the use of this technology.
Boeing is committing that its commercial airplanes are capable and certified to fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuels by 2030.