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4 Steps to Get Product Life Cycle Assessment Right

To find out what’s key for successful life cycle assessment, Ethical Corporation spoke with Molson Coors, Eastman Chemical, Amcor and Continental Clothing about challenges and insights to measuring social and environmental impacts of products and services. The free report offers practical insights on: Strategy: How to identify corporate sustainability priorities … Read more »

DuPont Leads Chemical Firms Preparing for a Low-Carbon Economy

DuPont Leads Chemical Firms Preparing for a Low-Carbon Economy

DuPont leads the chemical industry in preparing for a low-carbon economy, according to CDP’s latest quarterly sector research report. The report ranks companies in one of the highest-emitting sectors: diversified chemicals, based on a number of emissions-related metrics which in aggregate could have a material impact on company performance. The … Read more »

Big Opportunity for Chemical Firms from Phthalate Phaseout

Plasticizers called phthalates — used in everything from plastic shower curtains to car dashboards — are being phased out of the marketplace due to environmental, health and safety concerns. This presents a major opportunity for chemical manufacturers, such as those that make phthalate replacements, reports Chemical and Engineering News. The … Read more »

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Waste Management, Ecolab, CH2M Hill Make ‘Most Ethical Companies’ List

Waste Management is the only company in the environmental services industry to make the Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list. This year’s list includes 132 companies. Others that made the 2015 list are chemical companies Ecolab and Eastman Chemical, consulting firm Accenture and design and engineering firm CH2M Hill. … Read more »

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Eastman, DSI Repurpose Copolyester

Eastman Chemical has teamed with DSI Plastics to develop a regrinding and reuse stream for Eastman Tritan copolyester and its other copolyester materials, including Eastar and Durastar. The partnership is part of Eastman’s ongoing work to maximize the recyclability of its polymers. DSI is a designer and integrated producer of … Read more »

toxic chemicals

EPA Adds BPA, 22 Other Chemicals to TSCA List

Twenty-three chemicals, including bisphenol A (BPA), seven phthalates and two flame retardants, have been added to the EPA’s list of chemicals for assessment under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Manufacturers of some of the newly added chemicals include Dow Chemical, DuPont, Eastman Chemical, Mexichem S.A.B de C.V., Momentive Performance Materials … Read more »

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Chemical Giants Publish Environmental Footprint Guide

Major chemical companies including AkzoNobel, BASF and Eastman Chemical, working with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, have published a guide to help chemical industry customers and stakeholders use more sustainable products. The guide, Life Cycle Metrics for Chemical Products, is the result of a collaboration between leading chemical … Read more »

ExxonMobil

Exxon, PG&E Fined for Not Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

ExxonMobil and Pacific Gas & Electric are among the nine companies that have been fined by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) for violating the state’s mandatory greenhouse gas reporting rule. That rule requires facilities, including those covered by California’s cap-and-trade regulation, to report their GHGs annually. The companies fined … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: 597-County Drought, UN Mercury Talks, LNG Export Battle

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: 597-County Drought, UN Mercury Talks, LNG Export Battle

The USDA declared drought natural disaster areas across 597 counties in 14 states; much of the central and southern wheat belt is included in the declaration. The Agriculture Department made growers in large portions of four major wheat-growing states – Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas – eligible for low-interest emergency loans. The … Read more »