Sustainable Innovation: What’s Good for the World Can Be Good for Business

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It is the responsibility of science- and technology-based companies to work with customers and partners around the world to not only help solve their product challenges, but their environmental ones as well. When working environments are positively changed, it encourages ambition and innovation and results in increased certainty, reliability and new revenue streams from additional product lines.

How many chemicals are in use today? EPA struggles to keep its chemical inventory up to date

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No one, not even the Environmental Protection Agency, knows how many chemicals are in use today. EPA has more than 85,000 chemicals listed on its inventory of substances that fall under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). But the agency is struggling to get a handle on which of those chemicals are in the marketplace today and how they are actually being used.

Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon

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Iron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by man-made air pollution and washed into the sea – potentially increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that the world’s oceans can absorb, a new study suggests.

Full research article: “Air pollution–aerosol interactions produce more bioavailable iron for ocean ecosystems,” Science Advances, advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/3/e1601749

We grow it, we waste it, we dump it: fighting food waste one click at a time

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With almost 4m tonnes of food from the commercial sector going to landfill, social enterprise Yume connects suppliers with restaurants and other buyers.

Green myths

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Like any myth, the green variety may sprout from kernels of truth. More often, they are based on false or outdated information.

Below, we take aim at several common myths that we’ve come across. We’ll tackle some more in a future edition of Living Green 365.

Innovative technology provides safe drinking water in California

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A new technology, developed with NIEHS funding, will provide safe drinking water to California communities at approximately half the cost of other options and with virtually no secondary waste.

NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) small business grantee Microvi Biotechnologies celebrated installation of its advanced nitrate removal technology during a grand opening Jan. 25 at Sunny Slope Water Company. The company delivers water to 30,000 households in southern California, and the new system will provide more than 200 million gallons of treated water to its customers.