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Minnesota Out Front on Addressing Nitrogen Problems
Source: Minnesota Public Radio, 12/28/17
Summary: Minnesota is the first state in the nation to try telling farmers how to apply fertilizer to their crops.
Imagine Chemistry 2018 is open
Source: AkzoNobel, 1/10/18
Summary: AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has announced the challenges for its latest Imagine Chemistry program, which has fast become a key element of the company's collaborative innovation approach. The 2018 edition calls for solutions within the following six areas: Sustainable small particle technologies; Wastewater-free chemical sites; Intelligent chemical plants; Revolutionizing chlorate production; Sustainable powder technologies; Zero footprint surfactant platforms.
4 Steps to Building a Business Case for Efficiency (Hint: Avoid the 'Poor Performer' Tag)
Source: Environmental Leader, 1/8/18
Summary: Many large organizations have lofty efficiency goals, but struggle to turn them into reality -- often because there's limited buy-in where it truly matters. One of the most critical, often-overlooked steps to launching successful efficiency- and environmental-management programs is creating an effective business case that not only promotes projects internally, but helps to ensure success during the implementation phase and beyond. Far too many plans either don't get approved, or are approved and then stall, earning the "poor performer" tag and positioning resource efficiency poorly on any future priority lists. So how can energy managers turn their efficiency dreams into a company-backed reality? They should start by following these four steps as they build a business case to fund critical efficiency programs.
Trending: Local Solutions Could Hold the Key to Reducing Global Food Waste
Source: Sustainable Brands, 1/5/18
Summary: While food industry giants and software companies have played an important role in creating solutions for reducing food waste, local community members are proving to be just as critical in driving the movement forward.
Want to Lower Health Care Costs? Stop Wasting Our Money
Source: ProPublica, 12/21/17
Summary: This year ProPublica documented the many ways waste is baked into our health care system, from destroying perfectly good medication to junking brand new supplies. Eliminating the waste could insure millions of Americans.
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