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U.S. makes a loan push to auto suppliers with efficient parts


April 3, 2014 9:51 am ET

The U.S. Department of Energy wants auto suppliers to know that it still has $16 billion in low-interest financing available to support efficient-vehicle programs, and it wants them to step forward for a share of those funds.

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Longtime cutting board maker moves into post-consumer recycled plastics


April 2, 2014 1:30 pm ET

A longtime user of wood fiber composite, kitchen accessories maker Epicurean Inc. is now making a push into plastics.

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Nampak wins sustainability award


April 2, 2014 9:54 am ET

Nampak Plastics Europe Ltd. received the Sir Peter Parker Award for sustainable business leadership at the Sustainable City Awards. The firm's Infini bottle was also highly commended in the Responsible Waste Management category.

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For detergent makers, 'green' is in the bag


April 1, 2014 2:22 pm ET

For the makers of Savvy Green laundry and dishwasher detergents, their product's message wouldn't be complete without the right packaging.

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Tritan moving beyond bottles to small appliances, medical


April 1, 2014 1:39 pm ET

After eight years, Eastman Chemical Co.'s Tritan copolyester has become the ruling material of the reusable water bottle market industry, selected by housewares companies in response to concerns about bisphenol A. What comes next?

IntegriCo investing $20 million in new Louisiana plant, headquarters


March 31, 2014 4:32 pm ET

Recycled plastic railroad tie maker IntegriCo Composites Inc. will open a new manufacturing facility in northwest Louisiana, a move that local officials are calling both a godsend and a game-changer thanks to the 300 jobs being created.

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Sports teams play ball. Sustainably


March 28, 2014 11:57 am ET

At major league ballparks across the country, teams are increasingly using and promoting the use of compostable plastics and recycling as part of a move to reduce the amount of refuse going to landfills, which in turn lowers their operating costs.

Dallas passes bag fee, but Texas may halt process before it begins


March 28, 2014 11:50 am ET

The city of Dallas is the latest to join the growing list of municipalities enacting a fee or tax on plastic bags.

NatureWorks, Calysta to work jointly to develop bioplastics directly from methane


March 27, 2014 11:03 am ET

U.S.-based Calysta Energy Inc. and NatureWorks LLC have announced research collaboration looking at the transformation of methane into the lactic acid building blocks needed to produce bioplastics.

Study finds beachgoers responsible for bulk of plastic beach trash


March 27, 2014 10:29 am ET

The Great British public dropped nearly 40 percent of all litter found on England's beaches on one weekend in September, according to the Marine Conservation Society, while plastics topped the beach littering chart once again.

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