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Hazardous chemicals articles

White House takes fresh steps to crack down on HFCs

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Industry and EPA partnership commits to deliver HFC alternatives

17 Sep 2014

Ban bee-harming pesticides, MPs say

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Environmental Audit Committee also questions role of industry in funding research into impact of pesticides

28 Jul 2014

Nike and Adidas told to stop playing dirty and tackle football kit chemicals

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Greenpeace investigations finds toxic chemicals in a range of football merchandise, including the official World Cup Brazuca ball

20 May 2014

Ex-WSP consultants continue global push with SecondNature buyout

Anthesis Group acquires fourth specialist green consultancy in bid to create global services powerhouse

12 May 2014

Business urged to reach for advice as they prepare for hazardous chemicals phase-out

New guidelines aim to help small businesses comply with complex EU REACH regulations

09 May 2014

SC Johnson - A green family company?

The consumer goods giant is pioneering green manufacturing techniques - BusinessGreen takes a look at its flagship European factory, wind turbine and all

31 Mar 2014

Electronic cigarette brands target green production

Technology reduces litter, deforestation, and chemical output compared to traditional cigarettes

12 Mar 2014

Burberry to check supply chain toxins

Clothing company promises to ditch hazardous chemicals by 2020 after pressure from Greenpeace Detox campaign

29 Jan 2014

Inside P&G's phosphate-free detergent pledge

Procter & Gamble's Gianni Ciserani reveals how and why the consumer goods giant will phase out the use of all phosphates in its laundry detergents

28 Jan 2014

P&G promises to deliver phosphate-free detergents

Tide, Ariel, Ace and Bonux will have phosphate eliminated within 24 months

27 Jan 2014

Virginia spill causes political rift over environmental regulations

Republicans reject calls for tougher chemical regulations, despite latest toxic spill

16 Jan 2014

20 sustainability apps that made waves in 2013

Nike, eBay and others led the charge on designing apps and services that helped to drive change over the past year

19 Dec 2013

Nike fires starting gun on water-less dye factory

New DyeCoo facility in Taiwan aims to save hundreds of billions of tonnes of water per year and reduce the need for chemicals

03 Dec 2013

When will paint makers agree to ban lead?

AkzoNobel calls on coatings industry to form voluntary agreement to phase out harmful chemical from the supply chain

21 Oct 2013

Fracking produces annual toxic waste water enough to flood Washington DC

Growing concerns over radiation risks as report finds widespread environmental damage on an unimaginable scale in the US

07 Oct 2013

Covanta finds clean energy is a drug

Company teams up with DEA to generate electricity from expired prescription drugs removed from circulation to reduce addiction rates

17 Sep 2013

Walmart seeks to clear toxics from its shelves

The retail giant is targeting about 10 chemicals to replace with safer alternatives, and is also working toward sustainable beef supplies

13 Sep 2013

Legal action targets alleged shampoo carcinogens

Center for Environmental Health claims a number of brands are using cocamide diethanolamine in personal care products

02 Sep 2013

Are solar manufacturers getting their environmental house in order?

SVTC Solar Scorecard reveals many manufacturers are failing to disclose information on the environmental impact of their supply chains

30 Aug 2013

UNEP's business risk report - at a glance

The United Nations Environment Programme today issued a major report analysing the economic risks and opportunities caused by climate change

21 Jun 2013

US and China agree historic HFC climate change deal

Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping end summit with deal to cooperate on limiting the production and consumption of HFC gases

10 Jun 2013

Walmart pleads guilty to dumping hazardous waste in California

Walmart to pay $81m as part of the plea after admitting dumping pollutants from stores into drains in 16 California counties

29 May 2013

EU steering ships towards safer recycling

Levy on ships visiting EU ports could fund scrapping of vessels in EU-approved facilities worldwide

27 Mar 2013

Chemical regulation boosts green innovation, finds report

Study reveals patent applications increase as environmental regulations tighten

20 Feb 2013

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