Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) – SEC Proposes Standardized ESG Reporting Requirements

A June 15, 2022 Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP news release https://www.faegredrinker.com/en/insights/publications/2022/6/sec-proposes-esg-disclosure-requirements-for-investment-companies-to-combat-greenwashing advises that the “… In a three-to-one vote on May 25, 2022 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ( SEC) proposed amendments to rules and reporting forms … that would require registered investment companies and business development companies to provide standardized environmental, social […]

Recycling, Reuse, Prevention and Education – EPA Seeks Comments on $375 Million Grant Program

A June 8, 2022 EPA news release https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/biden-harris-administration-and-epa-announce-375-million-funding-bipartisan advises that the Agency is seeking public comment by July 25 https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/06/09/2022-12458/recycling-education-and-outreach-grant-program-and-model-recycling-program-toolkit-request-for on “… a Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling grant program, a Recycling Education and Outreach grant program, a Model Recycling Program toolkit … [and] best practices for battery collection, recycling, and labeling guidelines … EPA […]

Microplastics – Toxicity Data Available in Database “ToMEx”

The abstract of a May 28, 2022 Microplastics and Nanoplastics article https://microplastics.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s43591-022-00032-4 by international  researchers led by the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project reports that “… Throughout the past decade, many studies have reported adverse effects in biota following microplastic exposure. Yet, the field is still emerging as the current understanding of microplastic toxicity […]