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Australia taking on microbeads, seeks voluntary phase out


October 2, 2014 12:41 pm ET

An Australian environment minister has declared war on polyethylene microbeads.

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Silver-Line and Lasco Fittings earn sustainable manufacturing certification


October 2, 2014 11:42 am ET

The Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA) certified the first two businesses — a pipe extruder and a fittings producer — to meet requirements of its new Sustainable Manufacturing Conformity Assessment Program (SM-CAP).

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Integrated plastic/metal injection molding helps cars trim weight


October 2, 2014 11:17 am ET

Although it consumes a scant 9 percent of European plastics production, the auto industry is driving plastics research in the region, said Mathias Weber, head of the injection molding department at the Institute of Plastics Processing at Germany's...

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Coca-Cola sustainability report highlights PlantBottle usage


October 1, 2014 12:47 pm ET

Coca-Cola Co. has now distributed more than 25 billion PlantBottles since their introduction five years ago.

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OptiLedge taking Ikea's pallet replacement system to the next level


October 1, 2014 11:49 am ET

OptiLedge LLC is taking Ikea's plastic alternative to the traditional wooden pallet to the next level, making and marketing them globally.

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Brown signs California's plastic bag ban into law


September 30, 2014 1:38 pm ET

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) made it official today: plastic bags are banned across the entire state of California.

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Recycling group releases shrink sleeve label guidelines


September 26, 2014 4:02 pm ET

A post-consumer plastics recycling trade group is out with a set of recommendations to help guide the packaging industry on the use of shrink sleeve labels, a move to help mitigate the label's impact on container recycling.

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Chemical regulation policy update likely to remain in limbo


September 26, 2014 1:13 pm ET

Efforts to broker a deal on national chemical regulation policy appear to have fallen apart in the waning days of the 113th Congress, leaving plastics producers and other chemical makers in limbo for yet another year — at least.

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Cascade founder believes business can be a place for real change


September 25, 2014 11:06 am ET

Companies can make a difference in a person's life, and Fred Keller, founder of Cascade Engineering Inc., believes it is important that they do.

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Recycling rates continuing to climb for EPS used in transport packaging


September 25, 2014 11:28 am ET

Recycling of the expanded polystyrene used in transport packaging continues to rise, extending what has now been a years-long push even higher.

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