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Product Opportunities in Recycling and Sustainability

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

The June 2016 issue of the German Chemical Society’s magazine, Nachrichten aus der Chemie, includes a fascinating interview with Dr. Klaus Kümmerer, chair of Sustainable Chemistry and Material Resources at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg and director of the Institute of Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry. Continue reading “Product Opportunities in Recycling and Sustainability” »

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?” »

Sustainability in Instrumentation and Process Control: A Working Definition

Posted on February 11th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

My previous post presented a definition of sustainability that addresses the capacity of a solution to endure in the long term.  Development of sustainable solutions can be affected by multiple domains.

Interestingly, effective sustainable solutions Continue reading “Sustainability in Instrumentation and Process Control: A Working Definition” »

A Surprising Key to New Recycling Boom

Posted on December 7th, 2015 by in Chemical R&D

Green chemistry advances are making human waste recycling accessible in many parts of the world, and diverse projects are emerging to make wastewater containing sewage a profitable asset that promotes sustainability.

Continue reading “A Surprising Key to New Recycling Boom” »