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Propex Geosolution Receives Carbon Footprint Verification for PYRAMAT® 75 HPTRM

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Chattanooga, Tenn.
Jul 1, 2019

Propex GeoSolutions recently became the first High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) manufacturer to verify the carbon footprint of its erosion control solutions. The cradle-to-grave carbon footprint of PYRAMAT® 75 HPTRM is 2.7 kgCO2e per 1m2 of material, which is equivalent to driving about seven miles. 

The Art of Losing Volumetric Weight

by Lana Hall
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Did you know it costs more to ship 100 pounds of feathers, than 100 pounds of bricks? Shipping costs are determined by volumetric weight, a pricing technique for commercial freight transportation which uses an estimated weight that is calculated from the length, width, height of a package. A less dense item generally occupies more volume of space, in comparison to its actual weight – so when you are transporting items you are essentially paying for the space your product is occupying in the airplane or truck carrying it.

Electrify America, Walmart Announce Completion of Over 120 Charging Stations at Walmart Stores Nationwide with Plans for Further Expansion

The companies have opened, on average, one new EV charging station every three days over the last 11 months
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RESTON, Va. and BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 6, 2019 — Electrify America and Walmart announced today that more than 120 plus ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now operational and open to the public at Walmart stores across the U.S. Building upon the original commitment set forth in April 2018, the companies are planning to expand the relationship in the coming years with additional Electrify America charging stations located at Walmart stores across the country.

Technology, Trading Offer Opportunity for Managing Nutrient Discharge

Efforts to reduce nutrient levels are shifting and becoming more widespread as water and wastewater utilities work to improve effluent and adhere to regulations
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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.

The Evolution of Project Delivery: The How and Why

Nontraditional delivery methods are gaining ground when commissioning large-scale water projects
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There are an estimated 240,000 water main breaks every year in the United States, and those ruptures waste between 14 percent and 18 percent of the nation’s drinking water. Aging infrastructure is primarily to blame, as an estimated 40 percent of U.S. water and  wastewater pipes are beyond their life expectancy, notes a recent article in WaterWorld.

Predictive Maintenance Offers Promise in Asset Management

When it comes to asset management, water utilities tend to weight their efforts toward preventive maintenance
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Water utilities the world over faced with challenges, including of increasing demand, falling revenues and climate change. While building new assets remains part of the solution, enhancing the performance of existing assets is more important than ever before.

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How a New Packaging Plan From MilliporeSigma Is Tackling Sustainability in Pharma

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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.

The Ray and Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners Partner to Further Transportation Innovation Combining Urban and Rural Settings

Peachtree Corners and The Ray Position Georgia as Transportation Innovation Powerhouse
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The Ray and Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, are excited to announce a partnership to further transportation innovation in Georgia.

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The Ray and Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, are excited to announce a partnership to further transportation innovation in Georgia.

These Students Came up With an Ingenious Way to Keep Buildings Cool

Reprinted from Christian Cotroneo's article in Mother Nature Network
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Taking a page from the termite construction manual, Team Phalanx from the Industrial Design program at California State University, Long Beach has developed an insulation that could revolutionize how homes and offices are cooled.

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Taking a page from the termite construction manual, Team Phalanx from the Industrial Design program at California State University, Long Beach has developed an insulation that could revolutionize how homes and offices are cooled.

Bridgestone EMEA Prepares for the Future with €36 Million Commitment to Smart Factory Project

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  • Investment will further digitise Bridgestone EMEA’s manufacturing processes
  • Eight European plants across Poland, Hungary, Spain, Italy and France will be transformed
  • Four-year project will be rolled-out from 2019 onwards
  • Supports Bridgestone EMEA’s transformation into a mobility solutions leader
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  • Investment will further digitise Bridgestone EMEA’s manufacturing processes
  • Eight European plants across Poland, Hungary, Spain, Italy and France will be transformed
  • Four-year project will be rolled-out from 2019 onwards
  • Supports Bridgestone EMEA’s transformation into a mobility solutions leader

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