Target Tightens Grip Over Chemicals in Bid to Make Goods Safer
January 25, 2017 | Bloomberg
Target Corp. introduced a sweeping new policy governing chemicals in products, a move that will push hundreds of suppliers to list ingredients in everything from fragrances to floor cleaner.
Carbios Develops Technological Solution to Recycle Opaque Plastics
January 25, 2017 | Packaging Business Review
According to the company, the process showed depolymerization of PET based commercial products, including bottles, packaging and films, into their original monomers such as terephthalic acid (TPG) and mono ethylene glycol (MEG).
Peer-driven Occupational Change and the Emergence of Green Chemistry
January 19, 2017 | Administrative Science Quarterly
Using extensive interviews, archival data, and observations, researchers found that advocates of green chemistry simultaneously advanced different frames, or ways of presenting green chemistry that resonated with a diversity of roles in the chemistry community. Further discussion on the resulting tensions between frames clarifies how a diverse message can both help and hinder behavior change.
Chemical Regulation: EPA Cranks Out Toxics Rules During Obama’s Last Days in Office
January 17, 2017 | C&EN
The office has been feverishly working to ensure that it meets several upcoming deadlines under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act. It has also been pushing out several proposed rules under TSCA that would ban or restrict certain uses of some high-risk solvents.
Researchers Derive Valuable Chiral Amino-Alcohol Structures from CO2
January 16, 2017 | Phys.org
Researchers at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) in Tarragona have developed new methodologies to convert small molecules like CO2 and other waste gases into useful chemicals. In previous work, they developed various catalytic routes to functional cyclic carbonates using carbon dioxide and easily accessible chemicals. Kleij and coworkers made these transformations possible with cheap and sustainable iron and aluminum catalysts.
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