Metabolix markets two biopolymer resins: Mirel™ which is certified biodegradable and just recently announced Mvera™, a film grade product which is certified compostable. Both share the physical properties of petroleum-based resins and can be processed on existing equipment with similar productivity and post-processing techniques. These resins are made using a patented fermentation process and plant-derived sugar. Like nearly all bioplastics and organic matter, Mirel and Mvera will not biodegrade in conventional landfills due to the oxygen-deprived environment.
Category: Policy & Government
A letter to the CEO of Walmart requesting the consideration and integration of human-cost accounting as part of their sustainability initiatives.
We are writing to ask you to support an innovative initiative to better fund K-12 schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). During your administration the number of LAUSD schools meeting California’s Academic Performance goal has doubled.
Open Letter to Robert Menendez, Chairman of Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
Low and modest income earners are being stretched too thin to afford a mortgage or they are simply eliminating homeownership as an option altogether. This affordability crisis will continue to worsen unless more flexible and creative forms of ownership are developed.
Sustainable and responsible investors have had some success in obtaining rules and guidance on greater disclosure from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), but much more is needed. ESG disclosure protects investors and helps advance a fair, orderly, and efficient market.
A report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis reveals that Mississippi Power’s Kemper County coal plant is in far worse shape than the company is saying.
UNEP studied five countries and found that depleted natural capital could harm the financial long-term health and cause huge credit risks in the long run.
In this week’s installment, we cover how governments and businesses around the world have approached the problem through regulatory and other policy measures, and what is on the horizon.
In response to numerous strikes at stores and warehouses around the country recently, and in anticipation of more on Black Friday, Walmart asks the National Labor Relations Board to halt the strikes. But it might be too late.
California held its first auction for carbon allowances last week – permits sold for $10.09 per tonne, it announced yesterday. So what does this mean for businesses?
The Electricity Freedom Act is nothing more than a shameless attempt to repeal Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) legislation in any and all of the 29 states (plus DC) in which it exists, for the simple reason that doing so would increase sales of fossil fuels, let the climate and the people who depend on it be damned.
The EU explained that its decision to “stop the clock” on the regulation is nothing but “a gesture of good faith, giving ICAO a chance to create within a year an international regulatory framework to tackle emissions from aviation.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) World Energy Outlook for 2012 has received tremendous media attention by forecasting that the U.S. is poised to displace Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer.
Beginning the new Obama term, there are several upcoming initiatives that clear the way for increased clean energy production on public property, and they could set up an epic showdown with certain members of Congress when the next legislative session begins.