Plastics industry says its products are not ‘toxic’, urges feds to rethink
Single-use plastic items will be banned because they are both harmful to the environment and difficult to recycle.
Company, CEO tried to export chemicals to China: Prosecutors
Scheme involved shipping chemicals used in microchip manufacturing from Rhode Island.
Nova Chemicals hires industry veteran to replace retiring CEO
30-year BP veteran Lusi Sierra joins the Calgary-based operator of plastic resin and chemical manufacturing plants Aug. 1.
Global deal to protect ozone layer behind new contaminant problem: study
Chemicals used to replace banned chlorofluorocarbons are breaking down in the atmosphere into new contaminants.
Judge dismisses Chemours lawsuit against DuPont
Alleged DuPont deliberately lowballed the cost of environmental liabilities.
COVID-19 testing backlog linked to shortage of chemicals
Global demand has outpaced the supply of reagents, Canadian health authorities and labs are seeking alternative supply chains.
Superior Plus to keep specialty chemicals business after strategic review
The company also announced that it was restarting its dividend reinvestment program
Federal grand jury subpoenas 3M over chemical discharges
Company was accused last year of releasing chemicals from its factory in Decatur into the Tennessee River without disclosing its actions.
Chemicals plant to be sold to satisfy Competition Bureau merger concerns
Makes hydrogen peroxide used mainly as a bleaching agent for pulp and paper, or as a treatment chemical in the oil and gas and mining sectors.
Three hurt at Texas chemical plant hit by two massive explosions
TPC would form an investigation team to determine what led to the explosions.
Action needed as microplastics accumulate in Great Lakes: researcher
Problem mirrors that of the oceans: small organisms mistake microplastics for plankton, and work their way up the food chain.
Overhauling toxic chemicals law should be priority: advocate
Needs to be more restrictive about “chemicals of high concern.”
Canadian plastics, chemistry associations create plastics division
Combining aims to strengthen their voice about urgent plastics issues with important stakeholders.
Aerosol manufacturer fined $170,000 for environmental offences
Failed to comply with a protection compliance order, and to implement and test emergency plans on time.
Dow agrees to US$77M environmental settlement in Michigan
Deal between the company and government agencies calls for improvements to fish and wildlife habitats.