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Backers of vetoed Baltimore bag ban vow to bring it back


December 4, 2014 4:30 pm ET

Baltimore's latest attempt at changing the laws for single-use plastic bags has been thwarted yet again, this time at the last minute, by a veto from the mayor.

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Montreal studying bag ban proposal


December 2, 2014 4:08 pm ET

The city of Montreal will study whether to ban the use of plastic retail bags.

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Sonoco making plant-based bottles


December 2, 2014 12:13 pm ET

Sonoco Products Co. is making plant-based plastic bottles for a new line of home care products from Ecover.

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Finland's VTT looking to develop affordable bioplastic alternative to EPS


December 2, 2014 9:51 am ET

VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland is developing an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative for polystyrene from the bioplastic polylactic acid and looking for partners in the project.

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Merger to create major player in bioplastics film


December 1, 2014 5:09 pm ET

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — A proposed merger between two Australian bioplastics companies will create a publicly listed entity with annual sales of almost A$30 million (US$25 million).

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World protective packaging demand


December 1, 2014 8:52 am ET

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Wipak opens flexible packaging factory in China


November 28, 2014 9:58 am ET

Wihuri Packaging Oy has opened a new flexible packaging plant in Changshu, China.

New liquid colorants for PET packaging released


November 28, 2014 6:00 am ET

PolyOne Corp. has launched a line of new liquid colorants for PET packaging in personal care and cosmetic products.

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RPC Group buying Iceland's Promens


November 27, 2014 8:46 am ET

In a major acquisition that combines two rigid packaging companies with international footprints, RPC Group plc has signed a 399 million euro ($497 million) deal to buy Promens Group AS.

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Irish packaging group Smurfit Kappa opens film plant in Spain


November 26, 2014 6:00 am ET

Global packaging group Smurfit Kappa Group plc has responded to growing demand for its bag-in-box liquid container/dispensers by opening a new plant in Ibi in south eastern Spain.

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