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TimTalks: with Lynda Hogue, Director of Aftermarket Distribution, Carlex

TimTalks: with Lynda Hogue, Director of Aftermarket Distribution, Carlex

Lynda Hogue of Carlex talks about how she makes recycling and sustainability part of her job when it’s not actually in her job description. She shares how she created a recycling program with Rockwood Recycling. “I basically stalked them,” she told Tim.

Investors Demand Better Standards for Sustainable Palm Oil Certification

Investors Demand Better Standards for Sustainable Palm Oil Certification

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

Demand Control Ventilation Helps EHS Teams

Demand Control Ventilation Helps EHS Teams

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

Product Announcement: Plastic Compound Proves Biodegradable in the Sea

Product Announcement: Plastic Compound Proves Biodegradable in the Sea

A new plastic compound from Biologiq has been proven to be marine biodegradable: tests performed by Eden Research Laboratory show biodegradation of 97% in ocean water within a one-year period. The target applications for the new resin are drink cups, straws, lids, and grocery sacks.

Product Announcement: Dust Suppressor for Dirt Roads Protects Sensitive Habitats

Product Announcement: Dust Suppressor for Dirt Roads Protects Sensitive Habitats

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 Releases Sustainability Report, Says it Saved 34 Million KW Hours of Electricity

Ball Corporation Releases Sustainability Report, Says it Saved 34 Million KW Hours of Electricity

  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 »

Global Food Companies Test IBM’s Blockchain System for Traceability

Global Food Companies Test IBM’s Blockchain System for Traceability

Over the past year, a group of top global retailers and food companies have been working with IBM on testing blockchain technology to improve traceability in their supply chains. The companies include Nestlé, Unilever, and Walmart. Now CIO Journal reports on how some of the tests are going.

Smithfield Brings Home the Bacon with Better Wastewater Treatment

Smithfield Brings Home the Bacon with Better Wastewater Treatment

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 »

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.

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