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Category: Sustainability

At Greenbuild 2018, chemistry helps build sustainability

This week in Chicago, architects, designers, builders and product manufacturers are gathering at Greenbuild 2018, to learn about, discuss and be inspired by the latest trends in high-performance, sustainable,...

ACEEE symposium: Energy efficiency is a sustainability strategy

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)’s International Symposium on Energy Efficiency (#ISEE18) in Washington last month provided a prime opportunity to explore how energy efficiency can contribute...

Building sustainability and resilience through chemistry

At the AIA Conference on Architecture this week, architects, designers and firms are gathering in New York City to share their perspectives, and learn from others, about how to...

A dip in plastics recycling. Now what?

This year on America Recycles Day (November 15, #BeRecycled), there’s a lot of discussion about challenges facing the recycling industry. A recent example: the 2016 dip (2.4%) in plastic...

More plastic, less waste? Yes. Seriously. 

A new study in the journal Science Advances looks at the “Production, Use and Fate of All Plastics Ever Made.” We welcome this new study, and the opportunity it...