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Previously non-recycled plastics now convert to energy

| Materials

Hefty Energy Bag, a unique program designed to convert previously non-recycled plastics into energy, recently launched in the Omaha area. Plastics, such as chip bags, candy bar wraps, and drink pouches collected through the program will be sorted at a local recycling facility and converted into energy. Continue reading

Dispelling myths about bio-based materials

| Materials

With bio-based materials’ checkered past in the past, what remains a truth or a myth? Lux Research maintains that new bio-based materials and chemicals offer performance advantages over petro-based; bio-based products manufacturer MHG chimes in, and well-respected upcycler Tom Szaky provides his insights. Continue reading

Sustainable manufacturing must endure

| Air/Emissions

Looking back at the sustainability progress that manufacturers have made over the past several years evokes a mixture of awe, encouragement, and even a little pride. But there can be no resting on laurels, because the environment that sustains human life has never been under greater threat; stakes never have been higher.
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Biotrickling filters remove remove odors without the use of hazardous chemicals

| Air/Emissions

BioAir Solutions®’s biotrickling filters use its proprietary EcoBase® synthetic (plastic), structured media to remove odors without the use of hazardous chemicals. Continue reading

ViZn Energy Systems, The Ryan Company partnership may bring energy continuity

| Air/Emissions

ViZn Energy Systems Inc. , battery energy storage systems provider and The Ryan Company have announced a strategic partnership aimed at solar-plus-battery storage integration for industrial companies. Continue reading

Sustainable Manufacturer Profile: Lanita Stevens

| Waste

Lanita Stevens is manager of Product Stewardship & Sustainability at USG Corp., a Chicago-based manufacturer that produces and distributes gypsum wallboard and joint compound. Continue reading

How aerospace manufacturer makes sustainability fly cross-company

| Energy Efficiency

Aerospace manufacturer Rockwell Collins searched for a path to implement sustainability initiatives across multiple sites. It found success by establishing a combination lean and Six Sigma framework, and then modifying the approach locally. Continue reading

Dow works with government, NGOs, academic partners on sustainability in Philippines

| Materials

The Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., has announced that 40 employees representing 25 sites in 16 countries departed for Cebu, Philippines on September 3 to join NGOs, social entrepreneurs, universities, and government agencies Continue reading