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Solving Waste through Reuse

The World Needs Plastics to Live Sustainably; and to Live Sustainably, We Must End Plastic Waste Last week, the Pew Charitable Trusts released a new report, “Breaking the Plastic...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (July 24, 2020)

The reports this week were few in number and centered in housing. Both existing and new home sales are recovering after several weak months in the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of weekly new jobless claims rose slightly, ending 17...

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Can Air Sealing Help Create Energy-Efficient Buildings?

In recent years, there has been a growing focus on creating more energy-efficient buildings, and that starts with ensuring that buildings are sealed from unwanted air infiltration. Did you...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (July 17, 2020)

The reports this week were on the positive side. Retail sales featured another strong gain with increases across nearly all segments. Small business optimism bounced back as well and the latest Fed Beige Book shows economic activity increasing in...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (July 10, 2020)

The reports this week (and last), were positive. Labor markets continue to improve as evidenced by falling new claims for unemployment and the record gain in non-farm employment. Restoration, however, has a long way to go. Consumer confidence...