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Evolving with the times helps Ohio's Midwest Elastomers prosper


July 22, 2014 12:53 pm ET

Midwest Elastomers Inc. is 35 years old this year, and if the company hadn't abandoned its roots and evolved, it long ago could have gone the way of many of its competitors — belly up.

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Beer maker Carlsberg enlists suppliers for 'upcycling' project


July 22, 2014 11:14 am ET

Carlsberg Breweries A/S in Denmark has started an ambitious project with its suppliers to optimize its packaging for the purpose of “upcycling.”

San Antonio launching curbside recycling of plastic bags


July 21, 2014 3:06 pm ET

Curbside plastic bag recycling is coming to one of the largest cities in the country.

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Grocery store chain says bag recycling up by 10 percent


July 21, 2014 2:54 pm ET

Kroger Co., with more than 2,600 stores in 34 states and sales nearing $100 billion, saw plastic bag recycling increase by 10 percent last year.

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Engineered Plastic Systems cited for recycled content wording


July 18, 2014 4:04 pm ET

Elgin, Ill.-based Engineered Plastic Systems, LLC (EPS) is under fire for using phrases such as “made entirely of recycled plastic synthetic lumber” and “all recycled plastic design” in the sale and marketing materials for...

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Republic Services unites acquisitions under its own name


July 18, 2014 2:05 pm ET

A major recycled plastics collector is unifying its dozens of different brands under a single, familiar banner.

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Bag ban stalls, bottle bill may be headed to Massachusetts voters


July 18, 2014 12:26 pm ET

A proposed state-wide bag ban that drew much attention when it was proposed last spring has since stalled out, and a decades-long effort to include nearly all plastic bottles in the state's deposit program will be decided by voters this fall after...

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Retail and consumer products giants team up to recycle more film


July 17, 2014 12:58 pm ET

Consumers in Canada are gaining a new option to recycle their plastic bags and films through an expanded program being launched by that country's largest retailer.

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Finding the picture-perfect use of scrap PS


July 17, 2014 12:26 pm ET

Shanghai Intco Industries Co. Ltd. was established 20 years ago in the United States as a trading company, but now based in China, the firm claims to be one of the world's largest recyclers of polystyrene waste.

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Norwegian firm out to recycle tons of fishing equipment


July 17, 2014 11:01 am ET

Norwegian company Nofir AS, which runs a nationwide recycling system for fishing and fish farming industry, has organized a large European campaign to target discarded equipment from the fishing and farming industry.

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