Archive for June, 2011

Plastic recycling is increasing and demand for recycling is high, according to a series of recent studies that focus on the rising rate of plastic recycling in the U.S.

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Benefits of greening up chemical manufacturing are two-fold – in addition to making the manufacturing processes to produce the chemicals less energy intensive and more environment friendly, the resulting products provide greener choices to the supply chain. The Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge recognizes chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture, and use. Read more


malicious_virus_170x117.jpgA series of recent hacking attacks against corporate and federal websites reflects how each year, the scope and sophistication of cyber attacks on businesses and entire nations broadens and becomes more persistent. Learn how businesses can deal with the new wave of cyber threats. Read more.


It’s not easy to cut through the sustainability noise these days. For every company working hard to implement sustainable best practices across their enterprise, there are just as many eager to jump on the “green washing” bandwagon in an attempt to grab a few headlines. Popular beverage makers Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr. Pepper-Snapple Group are proving that you can actually do both. Read more


Attention green building product manufacturers, it may be time to get the ball rolling on third party certifications. In order to promote the use of products and materials that have been optimized to improve overall environmental, economic, and social performance, a new credit in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system gives points to projects in which at least 10 percent of non-structural products have third-party verified environmental claims, are certified to third-party verified performance standards, or have a verified lifecycle assessment report or Environmental Product Declaration. Read more


A new study highlights specific strategies that all 50 states are employing to remain competitive, restore the jobs and drive economic growth. Here is the top performer in each of the key strategies that states have been using to accelerate growth and create jobs.

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Formaldehyde, the smell of high school biology

There aren’t many of us who can smell the distinctive scent of formaldehyde without being transported back to high school biology. The substance has a long, contentious history. Though it has generally been known to be a carcinogen for a long time, only this month did the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) add it to a new report on carcinogens. With the addition of formaldehyde and several other substances, the 12th Report on Carcinogens now includes 240 listings of Stuff That Will Probably Give You Cancer, particularly if you happen to be a lab rat. Read more

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