Green Chemistry News Roundup: July 15 - July 22, 2016

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Creation of Evertree, A New International Actor in Renewable Chemistry

July 20, 2016 | Bio Based

Evertree offers plant-based alternatives to traditional VOC-emitting chemicals found in these products.  The first application will target the wood composite panel industry and will help to reduce or even remove the presence of, and exposure to, formaldehyde.

Researchers Study Whether Renewable Is Always Betternews roundup 17-22.PNG

July 19, 2016 | 4 Traders

Making plastics from plants is a growing trend. It's renewable, but is it better?  A recent study by Carnegie Mellon University researchers examines the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of three plant-based plastics at each stage of production compared with that of their common fossil fuel-based counterparts.

School’s Out but Learning Continues in Yale Summer Programs for New Haven Students

July 19, 2016 | Yale News

This summer, as in years past, hundreds of New Haven students are participating in summer programs hosted by Yale in science, medicine, arts, and humanities. Claudia Merson, director of public school partnerships at the university’s Office of New Haven & State Affairs, said Yale is committed to using its resources to provide opportunities for local New Haven students.

Grinding Chemicals Together in an Effort to be Greener

July 18, 2016 | New York Times

The timer started, and a middle school student named Tony Mack began his first chemistry experiment. As he weighed chemicals under a graduate student’s supervision, his father, James, a chemist at the University of Cincinnati, assembled glassware next to him, engrossed in his own experiment.

Students Attend Summer School For Green Chemistry

July 18, 2016 | C&EN

The annual ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry & Sustainable Energy took place on June 21–28 at Colorado School of Mines, in Golden, Colo. The program engaged 54 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from the U.S., Canada, and Latin America in a week of lectures, poster presentations, and problem-solving activities.

California Unveils Its First Green Chemistry Regulations for Children’s Foam-Padded Sleeping Product...

July 18, 2016 | Lexology

Following up on the breakthrough amendments to the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), California has reasserted its intention to proceed with its Green Chemistry Initiative to require substitution of safer chemicals in consumer products. On July 15, 2016, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its first proposed “Priority Products List” regulations under the California Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program.

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