October 6, 2008

Weekly News Roundup

Posts from the green blog will still be sporadic for the next three days due to increasing work pressures (say it ain't so Joe!). I am happy to note, however, that the weekly roundup was made possible by sheer persistence (and late night caffeine) despite its delay.

Biofoam in cushions
Cushion manufacturer Carpenter Co. has adopted Cargill's soybean-based BiOH polyols for its new Renew™ brand of foam cushioning, that are said to be fully recyclable and available in a wide assortment of firmness and densities.

Asbestos haunts Exxon
The Louisiana First Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court's 2006 judgment awarding substantial damages to the family of a former ExxonMobil employee, Bruce Spillman of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who died of mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer, in 2005.

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