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Green Chemistry News Roundup: June 17-24, 2016

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SiGNa Marks Opening, Talks Expansion

June 23, 2016 | Democrat and Chronicle

A New York City-based green chemistry company celebrated the grand opening a new manufacturing and research center Thursday at Eastman Business Park — but already is nearing capacity and planning for expansion.

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June 22, 2016 | University of California Irvine

A new way of recycling millions of tons of plastic garbage into liquid fuel has been devised by researchers from the University of California, Irvine and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China.

Strange Brew: How Chemical Reform Legislation Falls Short

June 21, 2016 | Green Biz

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the national law designed to regulate potentially toxic chemicals, hasn’t been updated since 1976, and there’s wide agreement that the law is inadequate to keeping consumers safe. Now, after years of back and forth, both the House and Senate have finally passed a compromise bill, which the President is expected to sign by the end of the month.

EU Proposes Criteria for Identifying Chemicals That Alter Hormones

June 20, 2016 | C&EN The European Commission last week proposed long-awaited criteria to help regulators determine which chemicals in pesticides and biocidal products such as hand disinfectants are—and are not—endocrine disruptors.

Chemical Plant, Nutrient Recovery Facility Bring Circular Economy One Step Closer

June 20th, 2016 | Sustainable Brands

Two new industrial facilities that will bring the circular economy one step closer were officially opened in Europe on Friday: a carbon dioxide-based chemical plant in Germany and a nutrient recovery facility in the Netherlands

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