A Hong Kong-based private equity firm has purchased natural skincare brand Trilogy for $211 million, a move that is indicative of the fast-growing natural and organic cosmetics market in Asia, according to Ecovia Intelligence. The recent acquisition by CITIC Capital China Partners reflects the growing importance of Asia in natural … Read more »
Australian multinational packaging company Amcor commissioned a report published this month that details new challenges and opportunities around flexible packaging recycling and recovery. Called “Toward Circularity of Post-consumer Flexible Packaging in Asia,” the report was introduced at the recent Responsible Business Forum in Singapore. The publication notes that “the global … Read more »
With all the permitting issues and the hassles of building onshore wind energy, it would seem that the industry would look increasingly to constructing turbines offshore. Increasingly it has been closely examining those options but the experience in the United States and in Europe are quite different.
Exactly 30 years ago, Chernobyl happened. The damage done in the Ukraine that day was unimaginable. And the damage done to the nuclear sector also seemed insurmountable. This area of the world will long suffer. But nuclear energy is coming back. Despite the uncertain political and economic environments, most of … Read more »
To help meet new environmental regulations governing wastewater treatment at Chinese coal-to-chemical plants, a facility in Yulin City will install General Electric’s advanced zero liquid discharge (ZLD) technology. GE’s ZLD evaporator and crystallizer system will eliminate liquid discharge of waste and enable water reuse at the Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical … Read more »
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (Thailand) has provided a wastewater treatment plant to multinational food manufacturer Associated British Foods (Thailand). This project integrates several of Veolia’s technologies, including its Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF), Biothane Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB), AnoxKaldnes Biological Activated Sludge (BAS), and Hydrotech Drumfilter – within ABF’s … Read more »
China has become the first country in the world to issue official rules on issuing “green bonds” — bonds that are dedicated to financing sustainable solutions. The new rules are aimed at kickstarting a booming green bond market in China to raise much-needed capital from the private sector globally to … Read more »
The New York Times revealed in a Nov. 4 article that China has been burning as much as 17 percent more coal annually than previously thought, citing new Chinese government data. It was sobering news to all of us who are working to reduce China’s dependency on fossil fuels, but not … Read more »