In the fight against Covid-19 pandemic, an unexpected hero is emerging, which would have been considered as a villain by a large section of the society in the absence of the unprecedented health crisis created by the new virus. It seems that single-use plastics can literally make the difference between life and death in the current scenario. Are single-use plastics – the movement towards the phase-out which was gaining momentum around the world before Covid-19 pandemic – staging a comeback?
Efforts by governments to tackle climate change need to include greater engagement of the private sector. Businesses have a huge role in helping reduce carbon emissions and contributing towards solutions. That is why sustainable business practices need to be front and centre of corporate efforts to realign the way they operate, both now and in the aftermath of the pandemic, says Peter Paul van de Wijs, chief external affairs officer, Global Reporting Initiative
From a bunker trader’s perspective, there is little doubt that margins will increase and the capital cost of trading more expensive fuels may push some of the smaller traders out of the market. With this is mind, many traders have been dancing round the fire hailing the coming of the 'apocalypse', comments Christopher Morgan, lead – bunker credit management, GP Global
Adopting GHS and ADR will help enact real change for the benefit of industry, society and the economy, and reaffirm the leadership’s commitment to sustainable economic growth, while upholding high EHS&S standards, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun
Refinery and petrochemicals integration has been occupying hearts and minds of global industry managers for some time now and still there is a substantial potential for this process to develop further, comment Ekaterina Kalinenko and Stefan Chapman
As we outlined in our report ‘Pulse of the Chemical Industry 2018’ released at the 14th Annual GPCA Forum in Dubai last month, the GCC chemical industry achieved a revenue of $84.1bn in 2018, with production capacity reaching 174.8 million tonnes, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun