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How H&M Is Leading the Charge in Sustainable Fashion

3.29.18
Source: Forbes, 3/26/18

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Forbes Magazine interviews Anna Gedda, the head of sustainability at H&M.


MnTAP releases annual environmental benefits report

3.28.18
Source: MnTAP, 3/28/18

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During 2017, over 200 businesses across the state received assistance from MnTAP engineers and scientists; 71 facilities implemented 116 MnTAP recommended process changes and realized reductions totaling nearly 60 million gallons of water, 754,000 pounds of waste, 3.0 million kWh and 192,000 therms of energy. Combined, these reductions are saving companies $1.13 million annually and prevented over 334,400 lbs of harmful air emissions. The 2017 IMPACT report summarizes the robust results and recommendations made to help businesses curb waste and lower operating costs.


New Life for Toxic Land

3.23.18
Source: Ensia, 3/12/18

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Across the U.S., Superfund sites are being repurposed as recreational areas, renewable energy facilities and more. Many offer lessons for the future.


McDonald's plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 36% by 2030

3.23.18
Source: USA Today, 3/20/18

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McDonald's has pledged to slash its greenhouse gas emissions at its restaurant and office locations by 36% by 2030, down from its 2015 levels, plus cut 31% per metric ton of food and packaging.


At Levi's, lasers wear your jeans

3.6.18
Source: Chemical & Engineering News, 3/1/18

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Levi Strauss & Co.'s new digital process produces vintage looks with fewer chemicals.


SGPIA Research Finds 'Digital Divide' in Google Street View of Environmental Issues, Slums

3.1.18
Source: The New School, 2/26/18

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For years, Arroyo Sarandí, a stream that snakes through the working class suburb of Avellaneda in Buenos Aires, has fallen victim to industrial use. Pollution and trash have caused serious flooding and health issues for the people living in villas miserias, or slums, along the river banks.

But you wouldn't know any of that by looking at Google Street View of Avellaneda: Neither the slums nor the environmental issues impacting it appear there.

The gaps in information are keeping researchers and policy analysts in the dark on the extent of the problems in villas miserias, according to a team of researchers at The New School and the University of Buenos Aires. They warn of an emerging "urban digital divide" between places visible on Google Street View and those that are not.


CYRENE: A New Bio-based Dipolar Aprotic Solvent

2.22.18
Source: Green Chemistry: The Nexus Blog, 2/21/18

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Increasing the availability of safer, sustainable solvents is expected to significantly impact industrial Green Chemistry programs. Cyrene [(-)-Dihydrolevoglucosenone] is a safer, bio-based alternative to petroleum-derived DMF (Dimethylformamide) and NMP (N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone). Despite only recently becoming available in the quantities required for solvent usage, Cyrene has been successfully employed as a greener substitute in a number of industrially relevant applications, including graphene synthesis and carbon cross-coupling reactions.


Temarry Recycling Turns Hazardous Wastes into Commodities while Cutting Emissions

2.22.18
Source: Waste360, 2/22/18

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Temarry handles three waste types: solvents, solids and water-based wastes.


Green chemistry is theme for 2019 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science

2.7.18
Source: Franklin Institute, 2/7/18

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The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the 2019 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant contributions to green and sustainable chemistry--chemistry focused on the technological design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. Objectives of green and sustainable chemistry include: minimizing the use of chemical raw materials, reducing waste, lowering the toxicity of utilized chemicals, and improving lifecycle through the use of more sustainable or renewable raw materials to produce fuels or chemicals, thereby minimizing the environmental impact of chemical processes. Prize is $250,000 USD. Submission deadline is May 31, 2018.


Bio-renewable process could help 'green' plastic

1.23.18
Source: Science Daily, 1/21/18

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Plastics are often derived from petroleum, contributing to reliance on fossil fuels and driving harmful greenhouse gas emissions. To change that, scientists are trying to take the pliable nature of plastic in another direction, developing new and renewable ways of creating plastics from biomass.


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