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Injection molder, recycler Polyvulc USA puts itself up for sale


July 24, 2014 12:41 pm ET

Fred Farrell and Larry Lambiotte, founders of Polyvulc USA Inc. and its subsidiaries Polyvulc Tire Recycling Llc and Winnsboro Rubber Recycling LLC, are seeking the immediate sale of their businesses.

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Study: 100 times less plastic than expected polluting ocean surface


July 23, 2014 3:46 pm ET

There's as much as 100 times less plastic floating on surface of the world's oceans than would be expected given the mushrooming use of the material in recent decades, a new study has found.

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Plastics industry blasted for stance in green building debate


July 22, 2014 2:45 pm ET

The plastics industry has taken high-profile stance in the debate over green building standards. The result, today at least, is that it's getting some criticism.

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Plastics help designers bring home the gold


July 22, 2014 2:15 pm ET

Products with polymer content received multiple gold recognitions in the 2014 International Design Excellence Awards.

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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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