Emergency generators and additional back-up systems at the Arkema plant in Crosby, TX, are now known to have both failed during flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey last week, and the first lawsuit over the event has been filed. In all, a million pounds of air pollutants were released in storm-tossed Texas from refineries and petrochemical operations; Bloomberg warns that effects from Irma could be worse.
CVS Health, one of CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens in 2016, has joined the dozens of companies that have pledged to reduce product packaging waste by joining the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. The drugstore and pharmacy company says that its expanding environmental footprint – with thousands of retail pharmacies and … Read more »
Companies are increasingly focusing on measuring and reporting their chemical footprint via several tactics including creating a management strategy and conducting a chemical inventory, according to a new report from the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP). Participating companies represent annual revenues totaling over $670 billion, across all sectors, sizes and locations, and … Read more »
An Ontario-based dry cleaning company has been fined several thousands of dollars for violations of tetrachloroethylene regulations. The chemical, a chemical used in dry cleaning that has been linked to cancer, can enter the soil and eventually into groundwater. Peter’s Drive-In Cleaners has been fined a total of $10,000; the … Read more »
The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, was passed in June of 2016 and made sweeping changes to the nation’s primary chemical law. The new law requires the EPA to implement the changes through a number of regulations, which … Read more »
Ninety percent of buyers of natural and organic personal care products in the UK are going out of their way to avoid products that contain synthetic chemicals, according to a Consumer Insights report by Organic Monitor. When asked to name specific chemicals they look to avoid, almost two-thirds of buyers … Read more »
ChemSec’s annual Substitute It Now, or SIN list, has been updated with the addition of 28 chemicals identified as Substances of Very High Concern, using criteria defined by the EU’s REACH regulation. In addition, the update marks the launch of SINimilarity, a tool for identifying SIN-like chemicals to assist companies … Read more »