Public Policy
RSS

Shell Chemical to host public meetings to discuss plans in Pennsylvania


April 15, 2014 3:27 pm ET

Shell Chemical LP will host two public meetings on April 16 to discuss the possibility of building a major petrochemicals plant in the Pittsburgh area.

Shintech in early stages of planning ethylene feedstock plant in Louisiana


April 15, 2014 3:22 pm ET

Shintech Inc. has filed an air permit with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality that would allow for the construction of a new unit with more than 1 billion pounds of annual capacity for plastic feedstock ethylene.

Plastics recycling rates in Michigan will go up, if new initiative works


April 14, 2014 4:15 pm ET

Clean Tech, a unit of Plastipak Packaging Inc., expects to recycle about 6 billion plastic bottles this year and has an eye on 10 billion plastic bottles within three years. But that's only if recycling rates improve in communities served by the company.

No action yet, but opposition still brewing to medical device tax


April 11, 2014 1:29 pm ET

Indiana politicians are stepping up their game in attempts to get the much-maligned medical device tax repealed.

New York's new slogan: I love recycling?


April 11, 2014 12:23 pm ET

New York City is in the midst of placing thousands of recycling containers in public spaces in an effort to capture more materials, plastics included.

Kentucky forms group to lure auto jobs


April 10, 2014 11:47 am ET

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said April 7 that he is creating the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association to bring more auto jobs to his state.

Image

Plastics continue to point the way forward for auto industry


April 9, 2014 2:55 pm ET

More demonstration of the capabilities of plastics and polymer composites is needed to expand the use of those materials in automotive applications, according to a new roadmap from the American Chemistry Council's plastics division.

Recycler fined for safety violations after worker loses parts of 2 fingers


April 7, 2014 10:36 am ET

British recycler Biffa Group Ltd. has been fined for safety breaches after a worker lost the tips of two fingers in unguarded machinery.

Image

EPA halts sales of plastic food containers with nanosilver content


April 4, 2014 1:15 pm ET

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered a New Jersey company to stop selling its plastic food storage containers because they contain nanosilver, an unregistered pesticide.

Watts settles lawsuit over plastic connector


April 3, 2014 11:25 am ET

Plumbing specialties major Watts Regulator Co. has settled a class action suit alleging design flaws in a plastic nut that connects a flexible hose from a home's water supply to a toilet.

Upcoming Plastics News Events

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014Plastics in Medical Devices 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 3, 2015 - February 7, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events

Newsletters

Select from the list below to subscribe to customized Plastics News e-mail news alerts. Check the options you wish to receive.

View samples of all eNewsletters »

More Newsletters