Moving away from plastics: The case of solid body wash

For consumers trying to avoid plastics and go "green," solid body wash sold without packaging seems to be a good alternative to wrapped and bottled soaps. But as an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly ...

As consumers, how do we decide what's 'best' when it's not clear?

Imagine you are choosing between two resorts for your island vacation. The factors driving your decision will be "quality" and "price," but "quality" can be more difficult to define. In the end, this will come to represent ...

New EU-wide tests to tackle 'food apartheid'

Brussels is rolling out new tests to target inferior versions of the same food products in different member states, EU Consumer Affairs Commissioner Vera Jourova said Monday.

Putting the 'smart' in manufacturing

"Although smartphones and tablets are ubiquitous, many of the companies that make our everyday consumer products still rely on paper trails and manually updated spreadsheets to keep track of their production processes and ...

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