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In the 40 years between passage of the Toxic Substance Control Act in 1976 and the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act last year, a generation and a half grew up drinking from baby bottles and cups laden with Bisphenol A, playing with toys manufactured with phthalates and wearing pajamas and T-shirts treated with flame retardants.
New announcements from two major financial institutions could expand sustainability investment and drive it towards the mainstream
Rubicon Global has announced a partnership with Santa Fe, NM to bring its proprietary technology to the city’s Environmental Services Division for a pilot program.
The World Economic Forum’s 2015 global risk report ranks “water crises” as the top societal risk to the global economy, ahead of infectious disease, weapons of mass destruction and cross-border conflict.
This year, the European Commission will release its “Strategy on Plastics in the Circular Economy”. So, what will be the role for plastics? Isn’t the problem of waste and today’s low recycling rates suggesting we should simply restrict the use of plastics?
Picture, if you will, a tracking system that discreetly verifies the provenance of products as they move across a supply chain — sending proactive alerts about unexpected detours that could signal potential tampering or environmental conditions that might pose safety issues. Did we mention that it’s virtually tamperproof?
New York City’s $170.6 billion pension system will analyze its carbon footprint for the first time amid concerns of potential investment risks from companies that fail to adapt to climate change, its custodian said in a statement on Thursday.
The New York City Retirement Systems’ five pension funds hired Mercer and Trucost to make their investment portfolios more sensitive to the impact of climate change.