Truly Circular

December 1st, 2022

If they aren’t recycled, discarded textiles are often incinerated or end up in a landfill like this one. Photo: Creative Commons You know the story. Textile waste is one of the largest causes of pollution on the planet.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that Americans alone generate more than 15 million metric tons of […]

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Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

October 31st, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week its call for nominations for the 2017 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a new process or product that protects public health and the environment. The deadline is December 31, 2016. “Green chemistry innovations couple scientific brilliance with the entrepreneurial […]

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EPA regulations complex and not always in sync with each other

October 18th, 2016

Paul Matthai, of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), says his agency’s regulations are complicated and often don’t “harmonize” with each other. Despite these complexities, Matthai, who presented an overview of EPA regulations Oct. 18 at IFAI’s 2016 Expo in in Charlotte, N.C., says the U.S. Congress generally strives to write environmental laws that do […]

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