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France bans plastic fruit and vegetables packaging in implementing anti-waste law

Oct 15, 2021 23:54 pm UTC| Law Nature Economy

France will ban plastic packaging for around 30 fruits and vegetables from January 2022 as part of efforts to implement an anti-waste law that supports the countrys transition to a circular economy. The list of fruits...

Nippon Steel sues Toyota, Baoshan for patent infringement

Oct 14, 2021 23:53 pm UTC| Law Economy Business

Nippon Steel Corp. sued Toyota Motor Corp. and Baoshan Iron Steel Co. (Baosteel) for $352 million in damages for patent infringement at a Tokyo District Court. According to Nippon Steel, it is seeking $176 million in...

UK bakery to shut down temporarily for using illegal US-made sprinkles

Oct 14, 2021 23:51 pm UTC| Law Business

The Get Baked bakery in Leeds, England had to temporarily shut down after it was found to be using illegal sprinkles imported from the US. The US-made sprinkles contain E127 food coloring, which cant be used in the UK...

Customers sue US chicken chain Chick-fil-A for deceptive delivery markups

Oct 12, 2021 21:19 pm UTC| Law Economy

New York City customers sued the US chicken chain Chick-fil-A for deceptively and untruthfully pricing its menu for delivery. The proposed class-action suit alleged that Chick-fil-A had advertised flat delivery fees on...

S. Korea's top court says NTS excessively taxed French bank Societe Generale

Oct 12, 2021 13:55 pm UTC| Law Economy

South Koreas Supreme Court favored French lender Societe Generale in its lawsuit against the excessive taxes levied by National Tax Service (NTS) in 2016. According to the court, the original trials judgment...

Student sex work is happening, and universities need to respond with health services

Oct 09, 2021 08:02 am UTC| Life Law

As university and college semesters unfold, a small but increasing percentage of students will likely also be taking on a largely under-reported and overlooked form of part-time employment: sex work. Over the past year,...

California restricts ‘recyclable’ claims on food packaging

Oct 08, 2021 23:55 pm UTC| Law Nature Economy

California has two new laws that restrict claims of recyclability in food packaging. Under a law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 5, a state agency must conduct a study by Jan. 1, 2024, to determine what can be...

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Economy

Amazon seeks to invest in SK Telecom's non-telecom operations

Amazon is in negotiations with South Koreas SK Telecom Co. to invest in the mobile carriers non-telecom operations unit SK Square, a to be hived off next month. Amazon, the worlds largest online retailer, collaborated...

S. Korean researchers develop process that uses agri-waste to produce biofuels, plastics

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) had developed an enzymatic process that uses agricultural waste to produce the 4-hydroxy valeric acid--an ingredient for biofuels and plastics. The KIERs enzymatic process...

France bans plastic fruit and vegetables packaging in implementing anti-waste law

France will ban plastic packaging for around 30 fruits and vegetables from January 2022 as part of efforts to implement an anti-waste law that supports the countrys transition to a circular economy. The list of fruits...

Plymouth Gin redesigns bottles to eliminate 60 tons of CO2 each year

Plymouth Gin will now be stored in a new bottle that saves 60 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year by eliminating all single-use plastic and reducing the overall weight by 15 percent. The new bottle will roll out...

McDonald’s testing its plant-based McPlant burger in the US

McDonalds is set to test its McPlant burgers in the U.S. after a successful trial in the U.K. The new plant-based menu item was made by Beyond Meat for the restaurant chain. It was reported that McDonalds McPlant burger...

Politics

Capitol insurrection: House Committee subpoenas former Trump DOJ Assistant AG

The bipartisan committee investigating the Capitol insurrection is looking to gather more former Trump administration officials to testify regarding the efforts made by the twice-impeached former president to overturn the...

Nancy Pelosi says proposal to give Treasury authority to raise debt limit 'has merit'

Following a scramble among Democratic lawmakers to raise the debt limit a few weeks ago, Democratic lawmakers are developing an interest in getting rid of the debt limit in its current state. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

South China Sea: Expert warns China may start 'next global conflict' should Taiwan fall

Chinas increasing aggression towards Taiwan and the South China Sea has sparked fears of possible military conflict. An expert has since warned that the next worldwide conflict may start if China succeeds in taking control...

Capitol insurrection: Former DOJ acting attorney general testified before House Committee

The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection of January 6 has looked to get testimonies from former Trump administration officials, especially surrounding the twice-impeached Republican presidents final weeks...

Science

France probes Nestlé, 100 other firms over bisphenol-A use

The French government is investigating 101 companies, including Nestlé, for not disclosing their use of bisphenol-A in food packaging. In its statement of objections, Frances competition authority accused the 101...

Kansai found to have more genetically predisposed coffee lovers than elsewhere in Japan

Tokyo-based genome data analysis firm Euglena found that those with rs671 genotypes of ALDH2 are more predisposed to liking coffee and more prevalent in people from the Kansai area than other parts of Japan. Euglena...

S. Korean researchers develop eco-friendly fertilizer tech using greenhouse gases

A Kyung Hee University research team had developed a new eco-friendly technology that can turn methanol generated in livestock and agricultural areas into a hormone that promotes plant growth and rooting. The technology...

S. Korean researchers to limit carbon emissions during battery manufacturing

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) will invest 11.4 billion won in developing a solvent-free process that does not emit carbon dioxide in electrode manufacturing for lithium-ion batteries. The process...

S. Korean scientists develop device that produces electricity via clothes friction, provides storage

The Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) has developed a device that allows clothes and shoes to produce electricity using their frictional forces and to store it. The device has a self-charging...

Technology

‘Genshin Impact’ players might get Arataki Itto in version 2.3

The latest major update to Genshin Impact was just released recently, but it is understandable if many fans are already looking forward to the games next version. Developer miHoYo unveiled a couple of upcoming characters,...

MacBook Pro specs and upgrades that could be announced on October 18

Apple recently announced a launch event happening next week. While the company did not give any hint as to what products will be announced, most Apple fans are guessing it would be the new MacBook Pros. Unsurprisingly,...

Sony launches registration page for PS5 reservations

There is still an immense shortage of PS5 consoles worldwide, especially in the United States. However, Sony hopes to make PS5 reservations a little easier now that the holiday season is approaching. A new landing page...

Poco M4 Pro gets FCC certification

Xiaomi appears to be gearing up to release another smartphone that could enter the market soon. The Poco M4 Pro was recently spotted getting a certification from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The tech...
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