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February 07, 2023


Carbon Sequestration

Mature federal forests play outsized role in US climate strategy; as agencies inventory older forests in line with executive order, management policies are not established, leading to 'big disconnect' between objectives and action on ground: scientists
Wild Heritage (02/06)

Oregon looks to mass timber factory homes to help ease housing shortfall, but some environmentalists push back; they say cutting younger trees will not mitigate wildfire risk, and 40-year harvesting rotations contribute little to storing more carbon
Fortune (02/06)

 Recycling & Waste

Recyclable/Recycled Materials

India: Scrap usage in primary steel production to grow from 15% to 50% by 2047 to help achieve government target of moving into a circular economy, says steel minister
Mint (New Delhi) (02/06)

European Commission’s November 2022 proposal would prohibit over-packaging, restrict use of some single-use packaging, require companies to offer a certain percentage of products in reusables or refillables, require that packaging be recyclable by 2030
Al Bawaba Business (02/06)

Recycling Centers/Materials Recovery (MRF)

Warren County, New Jersey, council votes against Vivaria Ecologics proposal to build food waste, compost facility in Mansfield Township; state law requires certain businesses to recycle food waste if within 25 miles of food waste recycling facility
Easton Express Times (02/06)

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

Experts discuss implications of Philippines’ Republic Act No. 11898, also known as the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Act of 2022; EPR registration is Feb. 13
Business World (Philippines) (02/06)

Municipal Solid Waste/Recycling

USDA invests US$9.4M in grants to support 'innovative, scalable' waste management plans to reduce, divert food waste via American Rescue Plan Act; recipients include Geneva, New York, Tuscon, Arizona, Alaskan tribes, Miami-Dade County compost projects
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) (02/06)

 Logistics & Supply Chain

Logistics/Transportation Infrastructure

Wisconsin DOT, governor announce US$5.3M in grants for seven harbor maintenance, improvement projects; US$1.2M to go toward dredging Fox River bed, building docking facility at Port of Green Bay, US$1.2M to build new dock wall at Port of La Crosse
Targeted News Service (Press Releases) (02/06)

Interactive Graph Image Packaging & Containers Nonwovens & Advanced Text… Forestry/Timberland Chemicals Metals & Mining Energy, Fuels & Utilities Recycling & Waste Managem… Paper, Pulp & Cellulose Agribusiness & Raw Foods Building Products & Wood Labels, Displays & ID Tec…

Agribusiness & Raw Foods

Top 10% of recipients of US federal farm payments raked in more than 79% of total subsidies over last 25 years, producing billions of dollars for a relatively small group of producers: Environmental Working Group report
Great Bend Post (02/06)


ACC comments on US President Biden's State of the Union address, which focuses on growing the economy, strengthening supply chains, clean energy; ACC encourages White House to pursue policies that will enable, not stifle, US chemical industry
American Chemistry Council (02/06)

MIchigan Attorney General Dana Nessel comments on Asahi Kasei Plastics settlement with the state regarding PFAS contamination in soil, groundwater; agreement could set precedent for 16 other companies facing allegations, AG notes
Record-Eagle, The (Traverse City, MI) (02/06)

Energy, Fuels & Utilities

Big Oil Forces A Hold on California Law Ending Neighborhood Drilling: Greenpeace
Greenpeace (02/06)

Greenpeace urges California's Gov. Newsom to enact SB 1137, which establishes 3,200-ft. buffer zone between oil drilling operations and residential neighborhoods; group says oil companies recently pushed for pause on law meant to protect air, public
Greenpeace (02/06)


BLM seeks public input on Emerald Mountain Good Neighbor Authority project near Steamboat Spring, Colorado; activities would involve timber salvage and hazard reduction on some 550 acres of 4,500-acre Emerald Mountain Special Recreation Management Area
Targeted News Service (Press Releases) (02/06)

Metals & Mining

Ericsson - 5G Steel, the first enhanced mobile broadband use cases to decarbonize the steel industry and work in mobility on an industrial site in France
ENP Newswire (02/06)

Nonwovens & Advanced Textiles

Pakistan's cotton production falls to 5 million bales from previous season's 7.6 million bales, threatening domestic textile industry; 5.6 million bales of cotton import contracts have been signed out of 7 million bales total which need to be imported
Business Recorder (02/06)

New India regulations for imported viscose takes effect; foreign viscose exporters have 30 days from Jan. 27 to obtain Bureau of Indian Standards quality certification, which ensures products meet quality requirements, protect indigenous textiles
Textile Value Chain (02/06)

American Apparel & Footwear Assn. call on US government to pass Shop Safe Act, which holds online platforms accountable for selling counterfeit goods; group says counterfeiting is currently at highest scale ever, and harms US consumers, businesses, brands
American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) (02/06)

Packaging & Containers

Government of Singapore proposes a disposable carrier bag charge at supermarkets; operators will be required to publish information on number of bags issued, amount of proceeds received from the bag charge, and how the proceeds are used
Singapore Government News (02/06)

Fazer Group is renewing the Tetra Pak cartons for its plant-based drinks and cooking products to include a plastic cap that is connected, ahead of EU requirements; the caps do not have to be removed when the packaging is sorted for recycling at home
Contify Retail News (02/06)

Paper, Pulp & Cellulose

Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations, trade unions, social partners call for continuation of Ence's pulp mill in Pontevedra, citing employment, support for forestry sector; Supreme Court to rule on judgments that annulled extension of pulp mill
CE Noticias Financieras (Latin America) (02/06)

Macro Economics

Leading Indicators & Economic Signals

Goldman Sachs chief economist says blowout January jobs report means Fed is now unlikely to reduce interest rates until well into 2024, and sees 'no sign of' economy heading into recession in light of jobs report and other indicators
Fortune (02/06)

 In the News
Interactive Graph Image Greenpeace U.S. Dept. of Agriculture… Bureau of Land Management ENCE Energia y Celulosa S… European Commission Federal Reserve The Goldman Sachs Group I… U.S. Forest Service American Chemistry Counci… Asahi Kasei Corp. Environmental Working Gro… Bureau of Indian Standard… American Apparel and Foot… Vivaria Ecologics LLC

Avery Dennison partners with Enterprise Singapore for AD Stretch startup accelerator program that will help Singapore-based startups scale successfully, run global pilots with a packaging, labeling leader; nine startups in first cohort of program
Media Outreach (Asia) (02/06)