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Croda International has been named the Chemical Industry Association (CIA) Company of the Year, as well as winning the CIA Environmental Leadership Award. Read more

A partnership between BASF, The Estée Lauder Companies and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) along with Solidaridad, a civil society organisation, will work to promote the use and production of sustainable palm oil and derivatives in... Read more

The trend towards eco-friendly green products is increasingly applying to the home care and cleaning products industry. Ecovia Intelligence, a specialist research, consulting and training company that focuses on global ethical product industries... Read more

At this year’s Nor-Shipping conference and exhibition, the technology group Wärtsilä will be highlighting its development work on a smart concept for onboard water and waste systems. Read more

The EU's Horizon 2020 has granted €5.9-million for the continued development of a patented alumina technology. The technology is co-owned by Nordic Mining and Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) and patented in Norway, Russia, Denmark and the US... Read more

In the face of the increasingly publicised effects of biocides upon biodiversity and, along with it, our climate, Houghton International is undertaking a renewed push for companies to embrace FluidWorker... Read more

On Saturday, Elkem Iceland celebrated its 40th birthday. The facility, located 40 km outside Reykjavik in the town of Akranes is one of the world's largest ferrosilicon plants and is focused on the production of sustainable, high quality... Read more

Portuguese sustainable dynamic structures and furniture startup Corkbrick Europe has announced that it has completed its latest investment round by raising €271,394 on investment platform Seedrs, attracting 252 investors - taking its total number... Read more

Essen-based companies FAKT AG and E.ON are planning to create a European ecological, agricultural and economic center in Hungary. FAKT AG is planning a combination of agriculture, logistics and housing on an area of land equal in size to almost... Read more

Nouryon and Gasunie are studying an expansion of a planned green hydrogen unit at Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The feasibility study follows a deal to convert sustainable electricity into green hydrogen for SkyNRG. The plant, which would convert... Read more

Is it really possible that something glittering and shimmering as sequins could be biobased? The answer is yes. A concept was recently presented at Milan Design Week by Elissa Brunato, a designer graduating from Central St Martins in London who... Read more

An innovative Kenyan company which turns plastic waste into affordable roof tiles for homes has been given a financial boost by FTSE 100 packaging and paper company, Mondi Group... Read more

Over 350 people attended the WorldStar Awards Presentations & Gala Dinner, the most important global packaging competition in the world, organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), and hosted by the SYBA Obalovy Institut – Czech Packaging... Read more

The UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition takes place on Thursday 6th June at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes. It has now been announced that the event will open with a keynote address by Minh-Tri Pham from Winnow entitled... Read more

German chemical firm BASF and plastic-free plastic manufacturer Lactips have announced that both companies have signed an exclusive contract to market Lactips’ water-soluble, 100% bio-based and fully biodegradable material prepared from natural... Read more

Finnish renewables solutions provider Stora Enso has made public its aim to begin the large scale recycling of used paper cups at its Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium. The company has already ran several production trials and has concluded that it... Read more

Recycling is now a major global industry, yet despite our best intentions, the true value of recyclable materials is not being realised. In the Western world we have attempted to stop throwing everything into landfill yet cross-contamination of... Read more

Anglo American has today committed to the World Bank’s Climate Smart Mining initiative, by becoming a founding donor to the Climate Smart Mining Facility. It is the first-ever fund that is dedicated to making mining for metals and minerals a more... Read more

The European Battery Alliance met in Brussels this week to discuss such issues as sustainable production and the processing of raw materials, ways of financing new investments and the creation of new policies to push forward projects in Europe. Read more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches CelluStrawTM, a new fibre-based solution for drinking paper straws, enabling the food industry to provide consumers an alternative to single-use plastic straws. Read more

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