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Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference Coming Up May 14-17

Posted on May 8th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Big green ideas will be in the spotlight from May 14-17 as the second Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference takes place in Berlin, Germany. This conference aims to create a forum for a broad dialogue that encompasses many different fields, and is particularly focused on engaging in discussion around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Continue reading “Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference Coming Up May 14-17” »

Design Facilitating Recycling

Posted on March 6th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Most of us live in a single-use, convenience-focused world. We have disposable clothing, coffee cups and cameras. Packaging is usually built to be thrown away as soon as it has fulfilled its original purpose. Continue reading “Design Facilitating Recycling” »

The Economics of Recycling

Posted on February 17th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Last time we briefly looked at the European Commission’s (EC) recently published roadmap for its Strategy on Plastics under the Circular Economy Initiative. One of the key problems the EC is looking to tackle is the low rate of recycling and reuse of plastics. Continue reading “The Economics of Recycling” »

Can the Chemical Industry Transform the Way We Consume?

Posted on June 16th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

For years now, there has been a large, sustained effort to try to reduce the amount of waste that is going into landfills and ending up in oceans around the world. But though there have been incremental improvements in the way we think about reuse and recycling, the fact is that our global consumption problem remains massive. Continue reading “Can the Chemical Industry Transform the Way We Consume?” »

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