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FPI joins curbside recycling group


January 28, 2015 11:47 am ET

Foodservice Packaging Institute is joining the board of the Curbside Value Partnership, a non-profit group that works to improve curbside recycling in the United States.

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Agricultural container recycling grows


January 28, 2015 11:42 am ET

Plastic pestitcide container recycling shot up by nearly 40 percent last year, according to new statistics from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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China's plastics industry making a shift


January 27, 2015 3:41 pm ET

China's plastic industry is in the midst of a “profound adjustment” from large-scale and high-speed growth to growth focused on quality, efficiency and environmental concerns, says the executive vice president of the China Plastics...

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UK legislators reject fracking moratorium


January 26, 2015 12:19 pm ET

UPDATED: Environmental campaigners turned their anger on the United Kingdom's Labour party Monday after a vote to impose a moratorium on fracking activity in the U.K. was defeated in the House of Commons by a vote of 308 to 52.

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Auto industry on the hunt for new lightweight materials


January 26, 2015 4:03 pm ET

The auto industry is focusing on lightweighting, and this is igniting a race to find new materials that can meet ever-changing performance needs of the OEMs.

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Oxo-biodegradable lobby slams 'scaremongering'


January 26, 2015 12:16 pm ET

Single-use plastic carrier bags made from biodegradable material should be exempted from the government’s proposed 5p-a-bag levy in England, supporters of biodegradable plastic said today.

Plastics executive pleads guilty in federal firearm case


January 23, 2015 12:37 pm ET

Richard Cummings, 43, a former manager at Tri Town Precision Plastics Inc. in Deep River, Conn., has pleaded guilty to violating federal firearms laws, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

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Recycling Partnership coalition kicks off its initial curbside project


January 22, 2015 3:51 pm ET

The Recycling Partnership's inaugural effort to boost curbside recycling around the country kicked off this week in Columbia, S.C.

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ACC's 'Roadmap' gaining traction


January 22, 2015 1:56 pm ET

Nearly a year into the launch of the latest effort to promote greater use of plastics in automotive applications, a trade group behind the push says the plan is taking hold.

China's growth hits 24-year low


January 21, 2015 10:17 am ET

The world's second largest economy reported its 2014 gross domestic product growth at 7.4 percent, the lowest since 1990. The plastics industry exhibits similar trends, referred to by many as the "new normal."

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