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EPA regs on biogas producers upheld by D.C. Circuit

Court also rejects request for stay of power plant rule

A federal appeals court has upheld EPA regulations covering biogas producers who want to benefit from the Renewable Fuel Standard, saying that under the law, the agency “must be able to verify that the biogas-derived fuel it is being asked to count as renewable was made with the correct biogas.”



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'Digestible' plastic could offer alternative to plastic food packages

Plastic food packaging, especially single-use containers, is a growing problem for the food industry. According to the UN Environment Program, 460 million tons of plastic is generated each year worldwide. Almost half (46%) goes to landfills, 22% becomes litter, 17% is incinerated, and 15% is collected for recycling. However, less than 9% is actually recycled.
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