Tag: chemicals

    Dubai’s largest desalination plant on track for timely completion

    Utico today stated that the record-breaking world’s lowest water tariff project, the Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO), is on course for timely completion. The project is well on track to achieve 50% completion by mid-2022, Khaleejtimes reports. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is the project shareholder along with Utico and 100% offtaker […]

    PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ constantly cycle through ground, air, and water, study finds

    The Stockholm University study highlights the chemicals’ mobility, which has been found in penguin eggs and polar bears, The Guardian reports. Toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” in the ocean are transported from seawater to air when waves hit the beach and that phenomenon represents a significant source of air pollution, a new study from Stockholm University […]

    Investors under SABIC’s local initiative, NUSANED, to add $3bn to Saudi GDP

    Investors under a local initiative to support Saudi businesses led by SABIC are expected to contribute more than SR11.4 billion ($3 billion) to the Kingdom’s economy and create around 10,316 jobs, Arab News reports. (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, known as SABI, is a Saudi Arabian multinational chemical manufacturing company and a subsidiary of the state-owned […]

    Talabat to introduce 100% plant-based packaging in Qatar

    The move comes as part of the food delivery platform’s Sustainable Packaging Program to reduce plastic waste and carbon footprint, Doha News reports. Online food delivery platform Talabat has announced the launch of its Sustainable Packaging Program that aims to reduce plastic waste as well as carbon footprint across the region, starting with operations in […]

    Due to microplastics, people become resistant to antibiotics – research

    Researchers at the George Brown School of Engineering at Rice University in the United States say that microplastics in the environment are a breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Eurekalert states. A study in the Journal of Hazardous Materials describes how the ultraviolet aging of microplastics in the environment make them apt platforms for antibiotic-resistant genes […]

    Bugs across the globe are evolving to eat plastic, study finds

    The Guardian writes about surprising discovery that shows scale of plastic pollution and reveals enzymes that could boost recycling. Microbes in oceans and soils across the globe are evolving to eat plastic, according to a study. The research scanned more than 200m genes found in DNA samples taken from the environment and found 30,000 different […]

    Organic cosmetics brand sees Bahrain as a key step to growth

    Bahrain is the next stop for organic cosmetics brand Liht Organics, which sees the kingdom as a critical step on its way to a billion-dollar company in five years. The two-year-old Singaporean beauty label is planning to launch in the kingdom during the first quarter of next year, Nerissa Low, the founder, and chief executive […]

    The British startup produces harmless plastic that decomposes into wax

    The British startup Polymateria, which invented biodegradable plastic technology, sold it to one of the world’s largest manufacturers of this material. The manufacturers claim that the process does not require additional equipment. Founded in 2015, the company has created a material that does not break down into plastic microparticles, but turns into the wax. It […]