The retail giant pulled the TROLIGTVIS plastic mug from nearly all of its markets after tests showed that a version of the mug made in India could leach chemicals into the liquid it holds. “IKEA recently received test reports showing that the travel mug may migrate levels of Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) exceeding the prescribed limits,” the company wrote in a statement. … [Read more...] about Ikea recalls its plastic TROLIGTVIS travel mug in most markets
Biocon on January 23 reported a 7 percent year-on-year (YoY) drop in net profit to Rs 203 crore in the third quarter ended December 31 due to higher R&D expenses and tax impact of an exceptional item. Profit for the same period last year was Rs 217 crore. … [Read more...] about Biocon Q3 profit down 7% at Rs 203 crore
But sequestering carbon is complicated. Living forests are already excellent carbon sinks. Half of a tree’s weight is just sequestered carbon, according to the Forestry Service. Some scientists argue that leaving forests alone is a better way to store carbon than farming them to replace steel and concrete. “Keeping the trees in the forest is far more valuable for carbon storage alone–than any value derived from logging,” says Mike Garrity, the Montana-based executive director of Alliance for the Wild Rockies, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the natural ecology of the region. Garrity argues that the timber industry is pushing assumptions about the sustainability of timber that haven’t been proven by science. … [Read more...] about Can Timber Skyscrapers Really Help Save The Planet?