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ASTM E60 eyes standard for sustainable manufacturing

Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.

A proposed standard under ASTM Committee E60 on Sustainability, WK35702, Guide for Evaluation of Environmental Aspects of Sustainability of Manufacturing Processes, will assist users in adopting resource efficiency and environmentally friendly practices into daily operations.

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Materials Group: Highway authorization warrants years, not months

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

On behalf of members representing concrete and asphalt interests, the Highway Materials Group calls on Congress to pass a longer term transportation authorization bill following a temporary highway and bridge funding patch approved as Capitol Hill approached an August recess.

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ISO adds water usage, stewardship standard to Environmental management portfolio

Sources: International Organisation for Standardization, Geneva; CP staff

ISO 14046, “Environmental management—Water footprint–Principles, requirements and guidelines,” will allow a wide range of private and public entities the means to measure the environmental impact of their water use and pollution potential. It joins the ISO 14000 Environmental management series, whose “Type III Environmental Product Declarations” standard governs documents concrete interests are issuing as green building rating systems evolve.

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