Flexible packaging, such as pet food bags and snack pouches, offers several environmental benefits: it uses less energy and materials than other packaging options and reduces waste by protecting products and minimizing food spoilage. But it’s typically not accepted in North American recycling programs, which means that flexible packaging usually … Read more »
The $30.8 billion bioplastics market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.8 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a report by Big Market Research. Major drivers for this growth include growing environmental concerns and the packaging sectors moving towards biodegradable plastics, the report says. The bioplastics … Read more »
Dow Chemical will stop making its rooftop solar shingles, called the Powerhouse Solar line, less than five years after it launched the product. A July 28 letter sent to builders says Dow will accept orders for its Powerhouse Solar System 2.0 through July 28, reports MLive. Dow spokesperson Jamie Ellis … Read more »
Greenhouse gas emissions data from the world’s 500 largest companies shows that for the first time, the Global 500 are beginning to grow their businesses and manage their emissions at a rate that follows the global scientific consensus on the risks of climate change, according to a Thomson Reuters report. … Read more »
The Net Positive Project, a coalition of companies that aim to go beyond reducing their negative sustainability impacts to contribute in a “net positive” way to society, the environment and the global economy, launched yesterday. “With the recent adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the ratification of the … Read more »
Dow Chemical has developed a sustainable packaging technology that the company says can reduce manufacturers’ greenhouse gas emissions. Several manufacturers in Latin American have implemented the microfoaming technology as part of Dow’s program to mitigate the carbon footprint of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Microfoaming is a licensed technology that … Read more »
Today is World Water Day, an annual event started by the United Nations to raise awareness about global water scarcity and water safety. Both issues have affected the US this year as some regions struggle with drought and thousands of people were exposed to unsafe levels of lead following the … Read more »
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