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With European Parliament vote looming, official urges bag restriction


April 16, 2014 9:56 am ET

Janez Potocnik, Europe's commissioner for the environment, told the European Parliament April 15 that plastic shopping bags are a “highly visible environmental problem” and that their over-consumption and littering need to be addressed.

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Austria's Greiner building a foothold in the US rigid packaging market


April 15, 2014 1:22 pm ET

Greiner Packaging International GmbH, one of Europe's largest makers of rigid plastic packaging, now wants to make its mark in the United States.

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SodaStream turns to PET for its new pre-measured flavor 'Caps'


April 15, 2014 1:40 pm ET

SodaStream International Ltd., maker of home beverage carbonation systems, is using plastic to bring more flexibility to its consumers.

Plastics recycling rates in Michigan will go up, if new initiative works


April 14, 2014 4:15 pm ET

Clean Tech, a unit of Plastipak Packaging Inc., expects to recycle about 6 billion plastic bottles this year and has an eye on 10 billion plastic bottles within three years. But that's only if recycling rates improve in communities served by the company.

CertainTeed and Saint-Gobain go green with new North American HQ


April 14, 2014 1:24 pm ET

Renovation work is ready to begin on a LEED-certified headquarters for building materials maker Saint-Gobain and its subsidiary, CertainTeed Corp., which will be moving from their current base in Valley Forge, Pa., nearby to the former HQ for Aegon Group in Malvern, Pa.

Pepsi adds recycling bins in Oklahoma


April 14, 2014 12:45 pm ET

PepsiCo Inc. is beefing up recycling efforts in Tulsa, Okla., through the placement of more than 120 recycling bins at nearly 30 locations.

New York's new slogan: I love recycling?


April 11, 2014 12:23 pm ET

New York City is in the midst of placing thousands of recycling containers in public spaces in an effort to capture more materials, plastics included.

Casey Container signs stock deal to help launch future production


April 10, 2014 3:34 pm ET

Casey Container Corp. continues to try to build on its plan to offer biodegradable plastic containers, announcing that it has signed a $10 million stock purchase agreement with an investment group that wants to remain anonymous until the deal closes.

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BASF's new products for Chinaplas will focus on R&D for the region


April 10, 2014 3:14 pm ET

The plastics industry in China is growing at a faster rate than its gross domestic product, and BASF SE officials believe there is growing consumer demand for sustainable products.

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Plastic components featured in new solar-powered plane project


April 10, 2014 1:45 pm ET

Bayer MaterialScience AG and Solvay Group are supplying plastic materials for the new Solar Impulse ultralight plane in preparation for the first fuel-free around-the-world flight.

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