‘Advanced’ plastic recycling using high heat and chemicals is environmentally problematic, a new government study finds

This story originally appeared on Inside Climate News and is republished with permission. Sign up for their newsletter here. The plastics industry’s quest to solve the problem of plastic waste through so-called “advanced” recycling — using chemical additives and sometimes extremely high heat to turn waste back into new plastics — is costly and comes with significantContinue Reading

Study finds that board renewal can benefit the environment

Event time indicator coefficients for majority election and female director. For each firm, we introduce a set of time indicator variables for the five years before and the five years after the adoption of majority election rules and the appointment of female directors, respectively. These indicators capture the time distanceContinue Reading

Jay Schabel, president of the plastics division at Brightmark, holds plastic pellets in his hand the company's new chemical recycling plant in northeast Indiana at the end of July. Credit: James Bruggers

The plastics industry’s quest to solve the problem of plastic waste through so-called “advanced” recycling—using chemical additives and sometimes extremely high heat to turn waste back into new plastics—is costly and comes with significant environmental impacts, according to new research from the federal government’s National Renewable Energy Lab in Colorado.Continue Reading

Veeam Research Finds IT Leaders Feel Increasingly Unprotected from Cyberattacks and Other Disasters

COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Veeam® Software, the leader in Modern Data Protection, today released findings of the company’s fourth annual Data Protection Trends Report to better understand how data protection is evolving in a digital world. The survey found that companies are challenged with more complex hybrid IT environments and are raisingContinue Reading

Kitchener mother finds “sneaky plastics” in household waste

WATERLOO REGION — When Rebecca McIntosh of Kitchener signed up for the zero waste challenge, the married mother of two found “sneaky plastics” among the garbage she never thought about before. McIntosh didn’t know it, but she had been “wishcycling” — assuming a container or bag could be recycled, soContinue Reading

As Cloud Migrations Soar, Realizing the Full Value of Cloud Continues to be an Urgent Priority for Companies, Accenture Report Finds

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–While investments in cloud migrations have surged, organizations now must shift their focus to an ongoing journey in order to achieve expected outcomes at higher rates, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The report, titled “The race to cloud: Reaching the inflection point to long soughtContinue Reading

British economist Nicholas Stern had famously said climate change was a result of the greatest market failure that the world had seen. Yet the global transformation narrative is still dominated by market forces. Photo: Neil Palmer via Wikimedia

Coordination lacking with pollution control boards; Implementation of Plastic Waste Management Rules lacks teeth The Plastic Waste Management Rules framed by MoEF&CC lack comprehensiveness to give thrust to effective implementation and monitoring, said CAG. Photo: iStock The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has mechanisms toContinue Reading