U.S. manufacturers have been highly successful in reducing pollution over the past two decades, yet their costs to shrink their environmental footprint continue to grow. They're being affected by the law of marginal returns and each new pollution regulation that EPA devises will be increasingly more costly to implement.
General Mills Inc. (IW 100/260) announced on August 31 that it will reduce gas emissions by 28% across its full value chain – from farm to fork to landfill – over the next 10 years. And the company said it reached this number based on scientific findings which have found what is necessary to sustain the health of the planet....More
Australian scientists turn to tiny technology — sensors that measure just 2.5 millimeters and weigh 5.4 milligrams — to solve a population problem and perhaps lift the lid on new tech possibilities....More
The Asian powers have battled for months for the contract to build the Indonesian train, and the result should come soon: Indonesian president Joko Widodo is expected to announced the decision August 31....More
'We see the trend lines, we see where technology is taking us, we see where consumers want to go. That has some big fossil fuel interests pretty nervous, to the point where they are trying to fight renewable energy.'...More
More than 50 Toyota workers are among the hundreds of Tianjin residents injured after the deadly chemical explosion Wednesday, though more might have been at risk had their factory not been closed last week....More
As Manufacturing Day nears, the new head of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership shares her thoughts on delivering value to the smaller manufacturer and being a champion of manufacturing....More