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Vancouver votes to ban plastic straws, foam cups and containers by June 2019

Vancouver has voted to ban the distribution of plastic straws as well as foam take-out containers and cups as part of its zero-waste strategy.<p>The ban …

Ecodur 201: Baseball Stadium Floor Coating Project

Baseball stadiums and parks hosts millions of fans every year, catering for a wide variety of needs. This case study concerns key upgrading of high …

Oil’s Biggest Rigs Head to the Junkyard

Transocean Ltd. is finally sending Pathfinder to its grave, after two years in a Caribbean purgatory that cost about $15,000 a day.<p>The move by the …

Dad and son painstakingly lay a new garage floor made out of 33,000 2p coins worth £670 in perfect symmetry

A FATHER and son team spent the last month building a garage floor completely out of 2p coins.<p>The pair spent hours tiling the floor with £670 of …

US Poultry Industry Getting ‘Greener’ Environment, but Veggie-Plastic Coating Pioneer Warns of Potential for Surge in Red Mite and Bacterial Issues

PHOENIX, AZ. “The US poultry industry is being driven in a much more animal friendly direction thanks to tough California regulations for poultry, …

Agriculture

Veggie-Plastic Finds a Niche in the Most Ancient of Man-Made Forms of Moving Water to Populations

Phoenix, AZ. You can be forgiven for thinking that Romans invented aqueducts for they took it to its ultimate engineering magnificence and many fine …

Ancient History

Castagra's High Purity Ecodur Used as Floor Coating in Important Cannabis Oil Extraction Plant » Castagra

Castagra’s High Purity Ecodur Used as Floor Coating in Important Cannabis Oil Extraction Plant<p>Phoenix, AZ – Castagra’s veggie-plastic coating, which …

Ecodur 201: Commercial Bakery Floor Coating (Titus New Zealand)

Whether it is a butcher, baker, frozen food storage facility, restaurant or cafeteria, food preparation surfaces, floors and equipment need to be not …

We’re probably underestimating how quickly electric vehicles will disrupt the oil market

Unpredictably rapid growth happens pretty predictably.<p>Just about every analyst agrees that the electric vehicle market is poised for rapid growth. But how rapid?<p>It’s not an idle question. The rate of EV growth will have huge implications for oil markets, auto markets, and electric utilities. Yet it …

Fossil Fuels

The voice of business in Long Beach since 1987. The Long Beach Business Journal is Long Beach's leading source for business news.

As politicians continue to push environmental policy at the state level, Long Beach yet again followed suit with the city council’s decision at its …

Sustainability

Veggie-Plastic Coating Ecodur Showing Potential to Protect Hundreds of Millions of Wood Rail Ties, Following Tests

Reno, Nevada, January 30, 2017 – An all-weather test trial of wood railway ties with an Ecodur veggie-plastic coating has shown no degradation and …

Ireland votes to stop investing public money in fossil fuels

Ireland just took a big step toward cutting coal and oil out of the picture. Its Parliament has passed a bill that stops the country from investing in fossil fuels as part of an €8 billion ($8.6 billion) government fund. The measure still has to clear a review before it becomes law, but it would …

Fossil Fuels

The awesome price we pay for road de-icing: Melting cars, collapsing bridges, billions in damage

Vancouverites have been in a mad rush to get salt as the city experiences a rare extended period of snow and icy weather. At one fire hall, there was …

Elon Musk Takes Customer Complaint on Twitter From Idea to Execution in 6 Days | Inc.com

For business leaders, social media can be confusing (and sometimes dangerous) territory.<p>But last month, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk provided a master class in how to use social media effectively. When a Tesla owner complained about fellow consumers hogging spots at a local charging station, Musk …

Tesla

Veggie-Plastic Company CEO Sees ‘Cause For Optimism’ in Oil & Gas Sectors as Oil Prices Consolidating in Mid $50 Range

Reno, Nevada, January 9, 2017 – The Chairman and CEO of one of North America’s most pioneering protective coatings companies Castagra’s Peter Roosen …

Obama creates ban on future offshore drilling in the Arctic

Obama creates ban on future offshore drilling in the Arctic<p>Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016<p>President Obama exercised his executive authority to 'withdraw' …

AkzoNobel Completes Acquisition of BASF's Industrial Coatings Business

Iceland's rich and vivid history is being celebrated with colorful new livery launched by Icelandair, which was specially created using AkzoNobel …

AkzoNobel

Amazon makes its first drone delivery to a real customer

Amazon.com has long talked about its ambitions for using drones to deliver small parcels to its legions of customers. Now, it appears the e-commerce giant is one step closer to that goal.<p>On Wednesday, the company said that it has made its first autonomous drone delivery — an order for an Amazon …

Amazon Fire TV

Congress OKs Water Infrastructure Bill

The U.S. Congress has passed water infrastructure legislation that includes provisions to fund emergency repairs to the drinking water system in …

5 Ways Small Business Can Increase Revenue Through Sustainable Solutions

Sustainability is one of the top issues facing today’s businesses. It may seem daunting and expensive to start prioritizing green initiatives, but …

Pipeline spills 176,000 gallons of crude into creek about 150 miles from Dakota Access protest camp

A pipeline leak has spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into a North Dakota creek roughly two and a half hours from Cannon Ball, where …

Oil & Gas Industry

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and other investors are launching a $1 billion green energy fund

It's called Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), and it has a broad focus. "Anything that leads to cheap, clean, reliable energy we're open-minded to," Gates told Quartz<p>Alongside the Microsoft-cofounder-turned-philanthropist and the Amazon CEO, there is an array of top investors and industry leaders …

CA Proposes Antifouling Paints Rule

Antifouling coatings are the focus of regulatory actions being considered for addition to data requirements under the California Code of …