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Amcor Report Highlights Opportunities for Flexible Plastic Packaging Recycling

Amcor Report Highlights Opportunities for Flexible Plastic Packaging Recycling

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 »

Adding Wind Energy is Not As Easy as Building Wind Turbines

Adding Wind Energy is Not As Easy as Building Wind Turbines

Adding wind energy is not as “simple” as building wind farms. It also means constructing new transmission lines. Both Germany and China know this first hand.

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China’s Environmental Pollution Regs Boost US Clean Tech Companies’ Profits

China’s new environmental pollution control laws have been a boon to US companies, which have found a new and growing market for everything from transportation emissions control technologies to wastewater treatment.

Offshore Wind Energy Making Waves in Europe, Starting to in the US

Offshore Wind Energy Making Waves in Europe, Starting to in the US

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.

30 Years After Chernobyl, Where Does Nuclear Energy Stand?

30 Years After Chernobyl, Where Does Nuclear Energy Stand?

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 »

GE zero liquid discharge

GE Wastewater Treatment Helps Coal-to-Chemical Plant Meet New Environmental Rules

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 Biothane Advanced UASB

Wastewater Treatment Plant by Veolia Takes into Account Space Constraints

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 »

From Green Bonds to Green Boom: What China’s New Green Bond Rules Mean for Sustainable Investment

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 »

China’s Underestimated Carbon Emissions: What Does It Mean for Climate Action?

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 »

Ecolab

Ecolab Is First in World to Receive Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard Certification

Ecolab’s manufacturing plant in Taicang, China, is the first site in the world to be independently certified under the Alliance for Water Stewardship’s global standard for water stewardship. The ASW Standard is an ISEAL-compliant framework developed to promote sustainable freshwater use and to evaluate water stewardship practices. This globally consistent … Read more »

US, China Announce Domestic Climate Actions

The US and China released a Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change, which includes substantial domestic climate actions that are designed to help the countries achieve their respective post-2020 climate goals announced in November 2014. China announced that it is launching a national emissions trading system in 2017. The cap-and-trade system … Read more »