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Recycled cup maker MicroGreen shuts down


April 14, 2015 6:39 pm ET

An Arlington, Wash.-based cup maker, which used recycled PET and attracted millions and millions of outside investment, has “ceased operations.”

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Canadian recycler headed for auction block


April 14, 2015 3:17 pm ET

A Canadian recycling company that could not climb out of a financial hole will have its assets sold at auction.

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Nominations open for first European Plastics Innovation Awards


April 14, 2015 9:35 am ET

The European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) and PlasticsEurope, together with the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), have announced that they have partnered to launch the first European Plastics Innovation Awards.

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Inteplast buys Canadian film maker Haremar, bag maker El-En


April 13, 2015 4:29 pm ET

Inteplast Group has increased its business in Canada with the acquisition of a specialty polyethylene blown film coextruder.

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Study: Most plastics recycled in Canada stays in North America


April 13, 2015 3:41 pm ET

Most post-consumer plastics packaging collected in Canada finds a home in that country and the United States, according to a recently released study.

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UK groups out to secure bottle recycling business


April 13, 2015 11:12 am ET

The United Kingdom non-profit Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is hosting a meeting this week with leading figures in the supermarket supply chain to look at balancing the market for recycled high density polyethylene and help stricken...

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Recyclers push for grading system for higher quality PET bales


April 10, 2015 12:45 pm ET

A couple of trade groups closely associated with PET recycling are working on new bale quality grading specifications for post-consumer material.

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Andersen invests $45 million in window, door production


April 9, 2015 4:14 pm ET

Window and door maker Andersen Corp. is investing $45 million to add capacity at two manufacturing facilities in Minnesota, with the bulk of the upgrades and new jobs planned for the Cottage Grove plant, which makes products from a patented...

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Cardia-Stellar merger to proceed


April 9, 2015 2:53 pm ET

The merger of two Australian-based bioplastics companies will go ahead after shareholders of the listed entity voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposal.

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Brazil's São Paulo launches plastic bag restrictions, fines


April 9, 2015 12:11 pm ET

Brazil's mega-city of São Paulo initiated a ban on petroleum-based plastic grocery bags on April 5, following a multi-year dispute between plastic industry trade groups and city government.

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