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Report: Companies need to measure and report their plastic use


June 23, 2014 6:14 am ET

The consumer goods sector spends $75 billion a year on plastic, with the food and soft drink industries leading the way in spending, though companies' willingness and ability to disclose how much plastic they use varies wildly and is often...

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Mr. Ice Bucket gains flexibility with in-house injection molding


June 23, 2014 3:07 pm ET

Acquiring an injection molder in Jackson, Ohio, gave New Brunswick, N.J., home products company Mr. Ice Bucket more flexibility in the production process and opened doors to expansion.

FTC warns American Plastic Lumber on its post-consumer content claim


June 20, 2014 1:44 pm ET

A California-based plastic lumber company is settling charges that it allegedly made deceptive claims about the amount of post-consumer material in its products, the Federal Trade Commission said.

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Dorel Industries buying juvenile business of Hong Kong's Lerado Group


June 16, 2014 4:06 pm ET

Ten days after a major Chinese juvenile products company announced its plan to establish a North American production base, a big deal in the reverse direction was announced.

Illinois becomes first state to ban plastic microbeads


June 12, 2014 12:30 pm ET

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law a bill banning the sale or manufacture of products with plastic microbeads in Illinois completely by 2019, making his state the first to kick out the polyethelyene bits.

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Reinventing the Mason jar, in plastic, for a new generation


June 12, 2014 11:28 am ET

Today, original Mason jars are prized collectibles. They also are inspiring a new generation of jars that would have Grandma asking, “What's the world coming to?”

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China's Goodbaby International buying Evenflo


June 11, 2014 11:54 am ET

A Chinese major in durable infant products is poised to acquire North American production assets.

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Bright Plastics adds space, evaluating equipment needs


June 5, 2014 11:54 am ET

Bright Plastics Inc. is taking steps to add 48,000 square feet of production capacity by the end of the third quarter of this year, according to President Kirk Sparks.

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Street Shark swims away with Innovation Award


June 4, 2014 12:39 pm ET

Street Shark. The name says it all for the award-winning polyurethane car hood from Frimo Group GmbH on display at JEC Americas.

California starting process to ban microbeads from store shelves


May 30, 2014 10:20 am ET

Just before heading out for the long Memorial Day weekend, California legislators gave the go-ahead vote to a plan that would eliminate products containing plastic microbeads from store shelves in the state.

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