An in-depth look: Institutional investors, increasingly concerned about the risks of deforestation on their investment portfolios, have called for stronger provisions for certifying the sustainable production of palm oil. More than 90 investors, representing more than $6.7 trillion in assets under management, sent
There is no replacement for safe lab practices and following the guidance of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) professionals. So, is there a role for new technology and advancement in the EH&S profession? And can this technology assist in making labs more intelligent and provide better worker protection? Intelligent airflow management platforms employing demand control ventilation (DCV) technology provide the EH&S teams at research centers with the ability to gather data about air quality within laboratories and to proactively identify, and in many cases
Momar, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for industrial and institutional markets, has announced the introduction of Resinator, a dynamic road and soil enhancer designed specifically for use on unpaved roads in and around sensitive habitats. Resinator has been approved by the Penn State Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies, making it one of only six products that meet their stringent environmental requirements for high performance under heavy traffic conditions, Momar says.
Ball Corporation, a Colorado-based company best known for its food packaging products, recently published its sixth biennial sustainability report, covering calendar years 2016 and 2017, which details how it addresses systemic challenges in the areas of circular economy, climate change, water stewardship and responsible sourcing, as well as its … Read more »
Smithfield Foods has completed its $2.4 million upgrade to its wastewater treatment plant in Sioux Center, Iowa. The plant treats industrial discharge from the company’s manufacture of bacon before it goes to the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The newly updated plant will help offset outside water treatment costs, and will also … Read more »
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 »
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 »