Environment Tag

In the past few years, the chemical bisphenol-A, better known as BPA, has been claimed to be harmful and controversial in spite of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s declaration in 2014 that BPA exposure is safe for humans. Recently, bisphenol-S, a polycarbonate component (BPS) has...

In an effort to bring awareness to plastic pollution, innovative plastics use is being highlighted in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. From sports equipment to artificial grass and event venues, along with ribbons for medals and sculptures made from recycled bottles, plastics are being used...

Houston-based IHS Chemical reported that phthalates accounted for 70% of the world’s consumption of plasticizers in 2014 last year, which was down from about 88% in 2005. The projection is that they will drop to 65% in 2019. An important IHS caveat, however, is that...

In a recent article, “Scientists call for better plastics design to protect marine life,”  reporter Fiona Harvey interviewed experts in London about ways that the plastics industry should change to reduce the volume of plastic that’s ending up in the ocean. The scientists interviewed suggested...