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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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APR reaching out from top to bottom of food chain to boost recycling


March 18, 2015 1:05 pm ET

Members of the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers have an aggressive approach to spreading the word about their recycling guidelines.

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Government report reveals details about plastic pollution in China's seas


March 17, 2015 1:13 pm ET

A recent report released by China's State Oceanic Administration revealed striking numbers that show plastics as the primary culprit for ocean waste in the Chinese seas.

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'Energy Bag' pilot shows potential


March 16, 2015 3:44 pm ET

What organizers expected to be easy ended up being hard during the first-ever Energy Bag pilot program aimed at collecting plastics that are not typically recycled.

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Plastic made up 5 percent of recyclables for Republic in 2014


March 16, 2015 2:20 pm ET

Republic Services Inc. is reporting that one out of every 20 pounds of recyclables it processed last year was plastic.

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Executive Q&A: King of plastics straws


March 13, 2015 6:00 am ET

A Chinese entrepreneur with a humble beginning as an involuntary middle school drop-out, Lou Zhongping has earned the nickname “king of plastics straws.”

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