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Europe recycled equivalent of 65 billion PET bottles in 2013


September 2, 2014 10:38 am ET

New figures from Petcore Europe said the equivalent of around 65 billion bottles — 1.64 million metric tons — was recycled in the region last year, up 7 percent from 2012.

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California lawmakers give final approval to plastic bag ban


August 30, 2014 6:00 am ET

Under the measure, single-use plastic bags will be barred from California retailers, including grocery stores, convenience stores and drug stores, as of July 1, 2015.

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Poor plastic coating prompts cable recall


August 29, 2014 2:10 pm ET

Australia's competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has ordered a major recall of 2,485 miles of electrical cabling due to poor-quality plastic insulation coating.

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EPA fines RI polymer company


August 29, 2014 1:20 pm ET

A Rhode Island polymer manufacturer has reached a $60,000 settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violating federal clean air standards and Rhode Island state law.

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California Assembly passes plastic bag ban


August 28, 2014 3:07 pm ET

In its second attempt of the week, the California Assembly approved a bill that would ban single-use plastic bags statewide, the first such ban in the United States.

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DuPont fined for 2010 chemicals release


August 28, 2014 1:37 pm ET

DuPont Co. has been fined almost $1.3 million for the release of several chemicals — including plastics feedstock phosgene — at its plant in Belle, W. Va.

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Pregis, Sealed Air settle film-foam patent dispute out of court


August 28, 2014 1:01 pm ET

A couple of packaging companies are settling their patent fight over film-foam underlayment.

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Truce? ACC, US Green Building Council agree to work together on LEED


August 28, 2014 12:08 pm ET

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced Aug. 27 that they will be working together on a new initiative that applies science-based approaches to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design...

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Baxter may be looking for a Boston home


August 28, 2014 11:46 am ET

As Baxter International Inc. may be staking out real estate in the Boston area for its headquarters, Illinois faces the prospect of having to dangle tax incentives to keep one of its largest employers from defecting.

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Bag usage drops 71% in Northern Ireland


August 28, 2014 10:41 am ET

A shopping bag fee in Northern Ireland has resulted in a 71.8 percent reduction in bag numbers in its first year of operation.

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