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Chicago City Council committee approves plastic bag ban


April 24, 2014 7:11 pm ET

Chicago is poised to become the next major U.S. city to enact a ban on single-use plastic bags after a City Council committee vote on April 24.

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Plastics News Now: Simpsons go Lego, Pharrell Williams gets into recycled plastic


April 24, 2014 8:45 am ET

Lego has teamed up with "The Simpsons" for a special episode, we see the trends at the International Home + Housewares Show and musician Pharrell Williams gets in the business of recycled plastic, all this week on Plastics News Now.

Interactive map aids polypropylene recycling efforts


April 24, 2014 1:34 pm ET

Folks interested in recycling polypropylene products now have a new tool at their disposal.

Biopolymer firms report success with PHA pilot production


April 24, 2014 1:30 pm ET

Biopolymer developer Meridian Inc. and Tate & Lyle plc have reported successful pilot production of Meridian's process to make polyhydroxyalkanoate, a naturally derived polymer it touts as an alternative to conventional plastics.

PET recycler will use Czech technology


April 24, 2014 12:11 pm ET

A Polish company intends to employ a Czech developed recycling technology to recycle PET bottle waste at a new processing plant under construction in the Lodz region.

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Closed Loop Recycling out to become biggest milk bottle recycler in the world.


April 24, 2014 11:55 am ET

The new plastic milk bottle recycling line at Closed Loop Recycling is part of a 12 million pound ($20.1 million) investment strategy which CLR claimed would make it the biggest recycler of milk bottles in the world.

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Unilever puts Dove brand on a MuCell diet


April 23, 2014 1:57 pm ET

New technology employed by Unilever NV in the manufacture of bottles for its Dove Body Wash range of products could end up saving the brand owner up to 275 metric tons of plastic a year.

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Coffee roaster looks to improve footprint of single-cup systems


April 22, 2014 1:30 pm ET

One of the largest coffee and tea manufacturers in North America has introduced a single-serve beverage capsule intended to curb the waste created by one-cup brewer systems.

Two Eastman buildings among 10 biggest energy savers in national contest


April 22, 2014 11:35 am ET

Two offices at the headquarters of Eastman Chemical Co. in Kingsport, Tenn., ranked in the Top 10 for energy efficiency in the latest Energy Star National Building Competition.

Europe's bag use still expected to climb despite possible bag restrictions


April 22, 2014 9:29 am ET

Ceresana, a Germany-based research company, has released a report forecasting that by 2020 the sales volume of bags and sacks in Europe will reach 9.12 million metric tons.

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