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P&G faces shortage of recycled plastic in race to meet sustainability goals

Procter & Gamble Co has lofty goals for cutting its environmental impact by 2030 but obtaining recycled plastic for more sustainable packaging is challenging, the company’s vice president of global sustainability said at the Reuters Next conference. Global supply chain issues are making obtaining environmentally sound packaging materials more difficult, Jack McAneny said, as the […]

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Californian firm touts ‘mushroom leather’ as sustainability gamechanger

Vegan alternatives to leather could save more than just animals. The scientists behind fashion’s new latest must-have – the “mushroom leather” handbag – believe that mycelium, a material grown from fungi which can be engineered to look and feel like calfskin or sheepskin, could help save the planet. Dr Matt Scullin, CEO of biomaterials company […]

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Indoor farming no silver bullet for environment issues

While indoor farming is a nice addition to existing systems for growing food, more must be done to make the sector economically viable and environmentally sustainable. Indoor farming has become the latest buzzword associated with technology and the environment. It is even hailed as the future of agriculture. Without the use of soil, crops are […]

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Real vs. fake Christmas trees: which is better?

We spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of trees and why you shouldn’t cut down trees, but you may be wondering, what about about Christmas trees? Are Christmas trees eco-friendly? Are real Christmas trees better for the environment? Or is it better to purchase a fake Christmas tree to save the real […]

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Pangaia Elevates Its Environmental Credentials With Colorifix Bacteria-Based Dyes Collection

Portuguese clothing company Pangaia has announced a new capsule collection powered by bacteria-based dyes. The move is a response to synthetic dye run-off. Contaminating waterways, conventional dyes contribute to the textile industry’s impact on pollution. UK-based Colorifix has used DNA blueprinting to access unlimited natural pigments and Pangaia is using them. The downsides of fast […]

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Mitsubishi Chemical’s CEO Makes Mark With Petrochemicals Exit

Less than a year into the job, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp.’s foreign chief executive officer is taking the scalpel to one of the company’s main businesses in a major push to reduce emissions. The Japanese chemical giant will exit its carbon products and petrochemicals businesses over the next several years as a step toward carbon […]

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EPA to Report Animal Use in Chemical Safety Tests in 2022

The EPA will report how many laboratory animals it uses in chemical safety tests, or requires chemical and pesticide manufacturers to use, starting next year. The Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement was part of its first update to its plan to reduce the use of animals in chemical testing through 2024. Chemical and pesticide manufacturers increasingly […]

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Europe’s chemicals industry assessed possible threats from EU plans

Industry leaders made an urgent call to the European Commission to work together to develop an EU Chemical Industry Transition Pathway to sustain the massive investments required to meet the objectives of the EU Green Deal. This call follows the release by European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) of the first in a series of studies, […]

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