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NPE 2015 well worth your time


March 11, 2015 12:18 pm ET

We all get in a rut. And overall, the plastics industry is faring well right now.

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Referendum on bag ban going to California voters


February 24, 2015 6:34 pm ET

California's voters, not legislators, will be the ones to ultimately decide on the state's plastic bag ban.

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Leader calls on Mexico’s plastics industry to spend more to defend plastics


February 24, 2015 6:13 pm ET

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s plastics industry must spend more on recycling, advertising and lobbying to stave off anti-plastics legislation, a leading consultant says.

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Survey shows high recycling rate for post-industrial plastics


February 23, 2015 10:43 pm ET

DALLAS — A glimpse into how several companies handle their post-industrial plastic waste is producing some rather dramatic recycling numbers.

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PlastiVan, Plastics Pioneers receive donations


February 21, 2015 9:00 pm ET

SAN ANTONIO — Two plastics efforts related to education were scheduled to receive significant donations on Feb. 21.

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Study: Plastic ocean waste on the rise


February 12, 2015 4:09 pm ET

A new study estimates that 4 million to 12 million metric tons of plastics are washed into the world's oceans annually — or between 1.5 and 4.5 percent of the world's total plastic production.

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NPE already heading toward a record


January 27, 2015 12:28 pm ET

The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. says that NPE 2015 in Orlando, Fla., will be the largest in NPE's history in terms of exhibition space.

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Some great videos about the future of plastics, plus a serious complaint


January 27, 2015 2:32 pm ET

This is a blog post with two sides. On one, it's sharing some excellent videos that highlight the future of plastics. But on the other, it's a nagging complaint that I have with the plastics industry.

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Material Insights: PP production issues, preparing for NPE


January 26, 2015 1:38 pm ET

Production problems in Texas add more complication for polypropylene, Entek has new equipment ready to show compounders at NPE and we take a look ahead at color trends.

Cullen leaves SPI post


January 21, 2015 4:06 pm ET

The Washington-based Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. is shopping around for a new senior vice president of communications and marketing following the early-January departure of Tracy Cullen.

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