Cabernard, L., Pfister, S., Oberschelp, C. & Hellweg, S. Growing environmental footprint of plastics driven by coal combustion. Nat. Sustain. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-021-00807-2 (2021). IEA. The future of petrochemicals. https://www.iea.org/reports/the-future-of-petrochemicals (2018). Geyer, R., Jambeck, J. & Law, K. Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made. Sci. Adv. 3, 25–29 (2017).Continue Reading

Captured CO2 from the air can be made into ‘green’ plastic

Climate change getting you down? Time to turn those lemons into lemonade. Or in the case of Israeli startup Carbonade, to take excess carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere and turn it into usable carbon-based byproducts like plastic, building materials and even detergent. Carbonade CEO Raanan Shelach explains that CarbonadeContinue Reading

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Global Website | MHIENG Awarded Contract for a FEED Study Relating to CO2 Capture for Gas Turbine Power Plants in Alberta, Canada -

Genesee Generating Station (photo courtesy of Capital Power Corporation) Tokyo, July 11, 2022 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd. (MHIENG), part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study of a CO2 capture plant applied to natural gas fired gas turbines for a repoweredContinue Reading

3D Printing Plastics Market - Technology & Vendor Assessment (Vendor Summary Profiles, Strategies, Capabilities & Product Mapping & Regional Economic Analysis) by MDC Research

Market Data Centre Sustainable E Commerce Market 2022 – 2030 – Vendor Assessment (Company Profiles, Market Positioning, Strategies, Recent Developments, Capabilities & Product Offerings / Mapping), Technology Assessment (Developments & Economic Impact), Partner & Customer Ecosystem (Product Services, Proposition & Key Features) Competitive Index & Regional FootPrint by MDC ResearchContinue Reading

End-point impacts of the ERW supply chain End-point impacts per unit area (hectare), synthesising 18 mid-point environmental impact category results across all supply chain impacts, reveal the relative sustainability of ERW for each of the twelve nations considered in our analysis (Fig. 1, Table 1). Impacts are scaled from 0 to 120Continue Reading

Biodegradable Plastics Market worth $23.3 billion by 2026 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

Pune, April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Such significant market growth can be attributed to the increasing adoption of laser marking for various applications and enhanced performance of laser marking over traditional marking techniques. Moreover, factors such as technological advancements aimed toward increased precision & sophistication of such devices alongContinue Reading

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In January, French Prime Minister Jean Castex set in motion a ban on plastic packaging for large numbers of fruits and vegetables. The policy was applauded by those campaigning to reduce unnecessary plastic packaging, but few took the time to explore what repercussions this new law may have. In respondingContinue Reading

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Global Website | MHI Group to Conduct Feasibility Study for Applying CO2 Capture Technology at Aluminium Smelting Plant in Bahrain -

Tokyo, March 28, 2022 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries EMEA, Ltd. (MHI-EMEA), MHI’s regional headquarters for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd. (MHIENG), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, have begun examining the feasibility of applying CO2 capture technologies at anContinue Reading

Environmental Groups Have Sued Large German Companies To Reduce Their Products’ CO2 Emissions | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Takeaways Environmental groups have sued four large German companies, seeking to alter their products and activities to comply with climate goals far stricter than those set by German law. The cases derive in part from a decision last year by Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court, which found a major environmental statuteContinue Reading