On Eastman’s mass balance protocol, transparency and keeping materials out of landfills

September 11, 2020 by  
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On Eastman’s mass balance protocol, transparency and keeping materials out of landfills Eastman wants to prove to the world that waste can be valuable. That’s according to Scott Ballard, vice president of specialty plastics at the company. “We believe the world has an urgent waste problem and like many others, we also believe a circular economy is the only reasonable solution,” Ballard said. “For that to happen, there’s a massive amount of change, innovation and collaboration that has to take place.” Heather Clancy, editorial director at GreenBiz, interviewed Scott Ballard, vice president of specialty plastics at Eastman, during Circularity 20, which took place on August 25-27, 2020. View archived videos from the conference here . Back in March, Joel Makower, GreenBiz executive editor, visited Eastman’s sprawling industrial site, covering roughly 900 acres in Kingsport, Tennessee. Read his story ‘Inside Eastman’s moonshot goal for endlessly circular plastics.’ Deonna Anderson Fri, 09/11/2020 – 16:41 Featured Off

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INFOGRAPHIC: How food waste has become a huge global problem

May 20, 2015 by  
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Every year, an estimated 1.2 to 2 billion tons of food is wasted—a massive amount of food that, if saved, would be more enough to feed the world’s hungry. Food waste isn’t just a humanitarian issue however; the problem is also a waste of land, water, energy and money. To put food wastage in perspective, Arbtech created an infographic that points out some of the world’s worst offenders and explains how food loss occurs throughout the supply chain. Click through to learn more about food waste and, most importantly, what you can do to help. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How food waste has become a huge global problem Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arbtech , food wastage , food waste , infographic , reader submitted content

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It’s raining millions of spiders in Australia

May 20, 2015 by  
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First they show up like shooting stars, but as they come closer, it’s clear that they’re some kind of UFO. Then, by the time they’re really close up—perhaps too close—you can see that it is, in fact, a spider with some kind of web-based parachute. The nightmarish phenomenon is known as “spider ballooning” and for the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia it recently brought a rain of millions of tiny baby spiders and their silk down over farms, homes and—yes—people in the area. Read the rest of It’s raining millions of spiders in Australia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal migration , arachnid migration , australia spiders , australia wildlife , flying spiders , insect migration , migration techniques , new south wales , raining spiders , spider ballooning , spider rain , spiders fly

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Swiss Research Team Develops Silicon-Free, Low-Energy Molybdenite Microchip

December 6, 2011 by  
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Computing has an enormous impact on the world . While computers are behind the mechanization of many global industries, the planet’s millions of computers also use a massive amount of energy. On top of that, they also use numerous precious metals including gold, platinum and silicon. However, a Swiss team may have found an alternative to silicon which could result in smaller, more flexible and less energy hungry microchips – not to mention a possible name change for Silicon Valley . Read the rest of Swiss Research Team Develops Silicon-Free, Low-Energy Molybdenite Microchip Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: molybdenite , molybdenite computing , molybdenite electronics , molybdenite graphene silicon-free microchip , molybdenite lanes laboratory , molybdenite lanes professor kis , molybdenite microchip , molybdenite professor kis , molybdenite silicon free microchip , molybdenite transistor , silicon free microchip

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Water Released by Dam Killing 100,000 Fish a Day

May 31, 2011 by  
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Photo: prw_silvan / cc At the foot of the Grand Coulee Dam, fish are dying by the hundreds of thousands.

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Former Skeptic Denounces GOP’s "Ideologically Driven Magical Thinking" on Climate

May 31, 2011 by  
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Image credit: ecoAmerica With Fox New spreading anti-climate talking points , and GOP candidates falling over themselves to deny climate change exists , ecoAmerica ‘s new blog couldn’t launch at a more important time.

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Boreal Forests Store Twice as Much Carbon as Tropical – So Why Aren’t We Doing More to Protect Them?

November 12, 2009 by  
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photo: Gabriel Legaré via flickr. With all the focus on tropical forest conservation and the amount of carbon emissions resulting from its deforestation, are we overlooking protecting the massive amount of carbon stored in the world’s boreal forests ? That’s the question asked in a new report, The Ca..

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