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Mazda develops new bioplastics for vehicle exteriors


December 10, 2014 9:14 am ET

The bioplastic can be dyed and does not require painting, and will be first used for interior parts on the Mazda MX-5, to be launched in 2015.

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Ecover's Ocean Bottle wins another award


December 10, 2014 9:23 am ET

The bottle is made from ocean and other plastic waste.

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UK flexible packaging recycling project gets underway


December 8, 2014 2:08 pm ET

A new United Kingdom project hopes to significantly improve the recyclability of flexible packaging and divert more of it away from landfill, although it anticipates it will take at least a decade to reach the point where this figure hits 50 percent.

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UK recycler Eco Plastics looks for buyer to secure its future


December 8, 2014 2:13 pm ET

Eco Plastics, the Hemswell, England-based plastics recycler, is looking for a buyer to secure what its founder called a “long-term platform” for its future.

Imaflex buys rights to Advaseal mulch films


December 5, 2014 1:47 pm ET

Imaflex Inc. has expanded its tool kit of engineered agricultural films to include another product that aids in sustainable farming practices.

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Difficult launch still holds promise of brighter sales future


December 5, 2014 12:46 pm ET

The Alside division of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based Associated Materials LLC, has been making vinyl windows since 1980 but this year's launch of two new product lines has been wrought with challenges for the company with 35 years of experience.

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UK project takes aim at recycling flexible packaging, warns it will take time


December 5, 2014 11:19 am ET

A new United Kingdom project hopes to “significantly improve” the recyclability of flexible packaging and divert more of it away from landfill, although it anticipates it will take at least a decade to reach the point where this figure...

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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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Canadians now supporting energy generation from waste plastics


December 4, 2014 10:43 am ET

As Canada's capacity to generate energy from waste grows, most of its citizens approve of the trend.

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Chinese recyclers feel the pinch from falling oil prices, tight credit


December 4, 2014 10:33 am ET

Plummeting oil prices and tight money are putting the squeeze on recyclers, say attendees of a recent forum held by the China Plastics Processing Industry Association in Guangzhou.

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