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Plastics recycling is in full swing behind the scenes at NPE 2015


March 26, 2015 11:00 am ET

Paul Benvenuti walks the NPE 2015 show floor in Orlando with purpose. Keep up or be left behind, because this man has a job to do this week, and he's not slowing down.

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NPE nudges attendees to recycle


March 24, 2015 1:47 pm ET

A public awareness campaign developed by Keep America Beautiful is receiving prominent display at NPE 2015 as part of the show's overall effort to elevate the importance of recycling at the triennial show.

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SPI launching recycling summit


March 23, 2015 5:10 pm ET

The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. announced Monday at NPE 2015 that the plastics trade association will return to Orlando in 2016 for a brand new event, the re|Focus Recycling Summit and Expo.

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Designing a new image for plastics and recycling


March 23, 2015 2:36 pm ET

New York has its fashion week, and so does Paris and Milan. But they're no competition for Orlando this week as student designers who helped kick off NPE 2015 with recycled plastics inspired fashions Monday morning.

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DuPont exec: Still lots of lightweighting needed in the auto industry


March 23, 2015 6:00 am ET

In that role, Jeffrey Sternberg is responsible for bringing the breadth of DuPont advanced materials — as well as renewably sourced materials and fuels — to the auto industry as it continues to develop low emission, fuel efficient...

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Fabri-Kal to expand its sustainable packaging with new Idaho plant


March 20, 2015 2:03 pm ET

Thermoformed packaging company Fabri-Kal Corp. plans to tap into Idaho's farming community to expand its sustainable packaging program.

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Recycling, startups, 3-D printing headline NPE 2015


March 20, 2015 6:00 am ET

NPE 2015 set to open March 23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., featuring five days of all the latest and greatest the plastics industry has on offer from around the world.

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Proposed Cardia-Stellar merger labeled 'not fair,' but still 'reasonable'


March 20, 2015 10:34 am ET

If the proposed merger of two Australian bioplastics companies goes ahead, the new company will be called Secos Group Ltd. and have annual sales of about A$27 million (US$21 million).

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Researchers focus on Great Lakes pollution


March 19, 2015 6:00 am ET

Microplastic particles, not just in the form of tiny beads but fibers and fragments, too, are polluting the Great Lakes and launching new areas of study for scientists.

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Plastics in the news, and in the minds of the public


March 19, 2015 6:00 am ET

I've spotted a few plastics-related stories on other news sites in the past couple of weeks that are worth sharing — at least in part because of the reaction they got from readers.

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