Day: January 28, 2020

GoGo squeeZ to transition to 100% recyclable pouches by 2022: ‘This is a critical step in the evolution of our brand’

Read the full story at Food Navigator.

Fruit pouches are light, convenient, and fun. Right now, however, despite the best efforts of organizations such as TerraCycle, most of the them end up in landfill, says the firm behind GoGo squeeZ, which is promising to bring a recyclable version onto the market by 2022.

MRC’s Bye Bye Mattress program recycles 5 million mattresses

Read the full story from Recycling Today.

Five million mattresses have been recycled by the Bye Bye Mattress program in California since the program began in 2016, according to a Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) news release. The program has helped the state save more than 6 million cubic yards of landfill space.

Institutional Water Treatment program now tests facilities for bacterium causing Legionnaires’ disease

Read the full story from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.

With the start of a new year, ISTC’s Institutional Water Treatment (IWT) program is offering a new service to test water sources for Legionella, the bacterium that causes Legionnaires’ disease, to decrease exposure for clients with weak immune systems.

Caught Off Guard: The Southeast Struggles with Climate Change

Read the full story at Inside Climate News.

Reporters from Southeastern newsrooms hold leaders in their communities accountable for reducing emissions and preparing for climate change-related emergencies.

PFAS Contamination of Drinking Water Far More Prevalent Than Previously Reported

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New laboratory tests commissioned by EWG have for the first time found the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS in the drinking water of dozens of U.S. cities, including major metropolitan areas. The results confirm that the number of Americans exposed to PFAS from contaminated tap water has been dramatically underestimated by previous studies, both from the Environmental Protection Agency and EWG’s own research.

Brewer perfects algae solution to remedy beer’s impact on climate change

Read the full story from the New Daily.

In an Australian first, a 400-litre bag of algae has been installed at a Sydney brewery to reduce carbon emissions and produce food, pharmaceuticals and even bio-plastic.

A Surge of New Plastic Is About to Hit the Planet

Read the full story in Wired.

A world awash in plastic will soon get slammed by more, as major oil companies ramp up their production.

The race to decipher how climate change influenced Australia’s record fires

Read the full story in Nature.

Researchers have started an attribution study to determine how much global warming is to blame for the blazes that have ravaged the continent.

Discovering millions of datasets on the web

Read the full post from Google.

Across the web, there are millions of datasets about nearly any subject that interests you. If you’re looking to buy a puppy, you could find datasets compiling complaints of puppy buyers or studies on puppy cognition. Or if you like skiing, you could find data on revenue of ski resorts or injury rates and participation numbers. Dataset Search has indexed almost 25 million of these datasets, giving you a single place to search for datasets and find links to where the data is. Over the past year, people have tried it out and provided feedback, and now Dataset Search is officially out of beta.

Draft Risk Evaluation for Carbon Tetrachloride

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In the draft carbon tetrachloride risk evaluation, EPA reviewed 15 potential uses, all of which are associated with industrial and commercial work and are primarily associated with the manufacturing process of other chemicals. There are no consumer uses of this chemical.

Upon publication of the Federal Register notice, the agency will accept comments on the draft risk evaluation for 60 days in docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2019-0499. EPA also will hold a peer review meeting of EPA’s Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) on the draft risk evaluation for this chemical’s conditions of use on February 25-26, 2020.

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