Dow Chemical Company announced on Monday that it is joining the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP), an initiative conceived by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to bring business, national and local governments, experts, and community groups together to tackle marine waste. Other corporate partners include Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo.
“Dow, across the whole manufacturing value chain, understands the important role materials innovation will play in solving this critical global challenge,” says Jim Fitterling, CEO of Dow. “Through innovation and collaboration, Dow is committed to improving the recyclability of plastics and will help facilitate the world’s transition to a circular economy, where waste is captured, valued and designed into new products and services.”
GPAP’s first collaboration will be with the Government of Indonesia, where the government has a national plan to reduce plastic waste by 70% over the next seven years. GPAP aims to have investable localized solutions in place by 2020, which can then be adapted and implemented in other countries. The partnership will announce collaborations in two other coastal nations—one in West Africa and a small island developing state—in the coming months. These three proof-of-concept projects will coincide with the UN’s next landmark ocean conference.
By: Rebecca Coons
Source: Chemical Week
Corteva (Indianapolis, Indiana) says it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stoller Group (Houston, Texas), a producer of biostimulants and plant nutrition products, for $1.2 billion. Stoller is one of the largest independent biologicals companies globally, with operations in more than 60 countries and more than $400 million in annual sales.
OMV has announced its new corporate structure today, designed to fully enable the delivery of Strategy 2030. The new organization will be built on five distinct areas. In addition to the CEO and CFO areas, three business segments will be established: Chemicals & Materials, Fuels & Feedstock, and Energy.
The European petchem sector is readying for some tough quarters. It’s a different picture in the US. So is this the best time ever to find a new role in the chemical industry? If you are in Europe, you would expect me to say probably not. But actually, it depends. So let me give you four answers to this question.