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The Higg Index, which measures the sustainability of apparel, finds that synthetic fabrics often have a better environmental profile than so-called natural materials. That, plus genius rebranding, is having an impact on fashion.
A coalition of healthcare and environmental groups has petitioned FDA to re-examine the safety of BPA in light of an EU study claiming that harmful effects from BPA exposure can occur at levels tens of thousands times lower than previously thought.
The resin supply/demand imbalance may ease, as long as the hurricane season on the Gulf Coast is on the milder side, according to Jeremy Pafford of business intelligence firm ICIS. But you should also keep your eye on a proposed SEC ruling...