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Rail improvements also allow rotomolder to improve operations


July 24, 2014 3:10 pm ET

An infrastructure improvement grant from the U.S. Commerce Department is helping an Indiana plastics plant expand its product line and add jobs.

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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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Molder provides quality parts and quality work for disabled adults


July 23, 2014 2:40 pm ET

Coarc Manufacturing Inc. does injection molding, assembly and all of the work of traditional manufacturer, but it also serves as part of Coarc Inc. a nonprofit agency that provides work and training for about 500 disabled adults.

OSHA probes alleged asthma link to Lear's Selma, Ala., plant


July 23, 2014 11:58 am ET

U.S. foam manufacturer Renosol Seating LLC is being investigated following allegations its workers are at risk of asthma from TDI exposure at its plant in Selma, Ala., the U.S. Department of Labor has confirmed.

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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.

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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Bag ban stalls, bottle bill may be headed to Massachusetts voters


July 18, 2014 12:26 pm ET

A proposed state-wide bag ban that drew much attention when it was proposed last spring has since stalled out, and a decades-long effort to include nearly all plastic bottles in the state's deposit program will be decided by voters this fall after...

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Retail and consumer products giants team up to recycle more film


July 17, 2014 12:58 pm ET

Consumers in Canada are gaining a new option to recycle their plastic bags and films through an expanded program being launched by that country's largest retailer.

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