Biopharmaceutical production scrap consists of different polymers, multi-layer films and some hazardous materials. A recycling program is demonstrating that this tough-to-tackle stream doesn’t have to be destined for disposal.
Global biopharmaceutical products supplier MilliporeSigma has partnered with specialty waste management company Triumvirate Environmental to recycle the commingled single-use plastic scrap into saleable lumber products.
GRI contributes to Corporate Reporting Dialogue position paper
July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The world’s leading financial and non-financial corporate reporting frameworks have the same common foundations, based on the key objectives of transparency and accountability, according to a position paper published by the framework providers. The paper sets out the key principles report preparers should follow for achieving such transparency and accountability.
Abu Dhabi Climate Meeting helps shape the proposals to be presented at the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Over 1,700 people from over 160 countries — representing Government, business, civil society and youth — convened at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi from 30 June to 1 July for a milestone moment in the lead-up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on 23 September. The UN Global Compact, together with partners, convened a roundtable discussion with business leaders on a just transition to a net-zero future in line with 1.5°C scenarios.
Efforts to reduce nutrient levels are shifting and becoming more widespread as water and wastewater utilities work to improve effluent and adhere to regulations
Nutrient pollution and the resulting excess of nutrients in waterbodies continues to plague aquatic environments around the world, threatening waterways, fish and plant life — and even public health. The runoff of phosphate and nitrogen from farming, stormwater, wastewater treatment plant discharges and other sources into waterbodies continues to unbalance ecosystems, resulting in toxic algal blooms and hypoxic dead zones.
European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer editor Reece Armstrong sits down with Jeffrey Whitford, head of global corporate responsibility and branding and Fabien Thibault, global manager of product and packaging sustainability at the life science business of Merck KGaA* to discuss the company’s new approach to environmental sustainability in packaging.
The pharmaceutical industry has faced its fair share of scandals over the years - unfair hikes in drug prices and dangerous medicines to name just some – yet its impact on the environment has never been one.