Green Chemistry News
- Big businesses vow to tackle plastics problem.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, major corporations have signed on to an initiative to better reuse and recycle plastic packaging - to reap economic benefits, and in hopes of stemming an environmental crisis.
- 25 signs of hope from the Obama Era.
The eight years of the Obama presidency didn’t lack for environmental (or anti-environmental) gaffes and scams. But those years also gave us plenty of advances and signs of hope. Here are a quick twenty-five., As President Obama steps down, here are 25 signs of hope, change and environmental progress from the past eight years.
- Target takes aim at 'unwanted chemicals.'
US retailer Target has named the removal of “all unwanted chemicals” from its own-brand products among its 2020 goals.
- It’s so hard to make blue jeans without nasty chemicals.
What’s in your jeans? A rogue’s gallery of unpronounceable chemicals whose effects on humans are suspect.
- C&EN profiles ICCAS, one of China’s leading chemistry institutes.
By all measures, the Institute of Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is a rising star.
Green Chemistry Drivers
- For US science policy, big shift ahead.
Here’s how Congress and Trump could affect the chemistry enterprise.
- World chemical outlook 2017.
Business people are by nature optimists, and that was true a year ago when companies and economists forecast a buoyant 2016 for the global chemical economy. In the end, however, business didn’t live up to expectations.
- Restrictions on cosmetic preservatives ramp up.
With fewer preservatives in use, chemists worry about protecting consumer products from contamination.
- Wal-Mart is first, Amazon worst in new ranking on chemicals.
Here’s one area where Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is handily beating Amazon.com Inc.: telling shoppers what ingredients are in the products they’re buying.
- Shoppers must use their purchasing power to lead green products revolution.
It’s easy to imagine the battle for greener chemistry as a titanic struggle between government and industry - but it’s consumers who really call the shots.