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Small country introducing plastic coins


August 20, 2014 10:48 am ET

You've heard of countries adopting plastic currency, to replace paper money. How about plastic coins, to replace metal? It's hard to believe but true. The tiny republic of Transnistria is introducing composite coins that it claims are difficult to...

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GameDay Challenge expands the competition to the recycling bin


August 20, 2014 10:23 am ET

GameDay Recycling Challenge is returning this year as college football stadiums will compete to see which school produces the least amount of waste — including plastics — at their stadiums and tailgating areas, organizers said.

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Flexible film waste-to-oil pilot project continuing in California


August 19, 2014 3:19 pm ET

A recent decision to discontinue operations at a plastics waste-to-oil site in Portland, Ore., is not impacting a pilot program aimed at hard-to-recycle plastics in California.

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ISO publishes international standard for measuring phthalates in toys


August 19, 2014 10:40 am ET

The Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published an international standard on phthalates used as plasticizers in toys and children's products.

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OSHA cites Perry Fiberglass Products for repeat and serious violations


August 18, 2014 1:25 pm ET

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Perry Fiberglass Products Inc. in Avon Lake, Ohio, for four repeat and nine serious violations.

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Dow Corning lauds China for crackdown on counterfeiting


August 14, 2014 11:27 am ET

Dow Corning Corp. officials say they appreciate efforts of the Chinese officials in their effort to crack down on counterfeit trafficking.

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EU nanomaterial register proposal questioned


August 14, 2014 11:07 am ET

LONDON — The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) has questioned a new European Union proposal on a register for nanomaterials.

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New regulations favor plastic manufacturers


August 13, 2014 11:03 am ET

In the past nine months, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued two sets of regulations that are favorable to plastics manufacturers. These regulations relate to the definition of research expenditures and the ability to elect the simplified...

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LCY halts PP production; politicians resign following fatal blasts


August 11, 2014 4:45 pm ET

LCY Chemical Corp. has halted polypropylene production in the wake of propylene gas explosions that killed 30 in Taiwan on July 31.

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GSE emerges from bankruptcy


August 11, 2014 4:18 pm ET

Geosynthetics film maker GSE Environmental Inc. has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company announced Aug. 11.

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