Public Policy


PVC gets a spotlight at NPE for its role in saving lives

March 17, 2015 11:51 am ET

“Ripped from the headlines” is a phrase more associated with prime time television than trade shows. But it does apply to a special exhibit at NPE 2015.


'Energy Bag' pilot shows potential

March 16, 2015 3:44 pm ET

What organizers expected to be easy ended up being hard during the first-ever Energy Bag pilot program aimed at collecting plastics that are not typically recycled.


UK packaging and films group slams pending bag tax

March 12, 2015 9:49 am ET

The Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) has slammed bag tax legislation due to come into force in England Oct. 5, saying it is incomplete on the issue of exemptions and ill-advised on biodegradable bags.


China's plastics industry protests TV show for calling PET bottle carcinogenic

March 11, 2015 1:03 pm ET

The China Plastics Processing Industry Association has lodged a complaint over a TV show that called PET bottles carcinogenic, but the producers refuse to apologize.

China's plastic products exports climb

March 11, 2015 12:32 pm ET

China's exports of plastics products jumped more than 20 percent in the first two months of this year.


Construction growth signals good news for the plastics industry

March 10, 2015 4:11 pm ET

The monthly report on total U.S. construction spending released by the Census Bureau recently showed a sharp increase.


Investment helps Washington film converter become more sustainable

March 9, 2015 4:23 pm ET

Emissions control and energy use improvements have won a Washington film extruder and converter $342,000 worth of incentives as a state of Washington energy leadership-in-innovation award.


Processors, mold makers could be missing out on tax credit

March 9, 2015 11:27 am ET

The Tax Increase Prevention Act. It's a name only a politician — or an accountant — could love. But it can save manufacturing companies money, Michael Devereux II said at the Plastics News Executive Forum.


EU may take another look at 'circular economy' and recycling policies

March 9, 2015 11:12 am ET

The European Union may be looking for ways to reintroduce its “circular economy” proposals which would increase the focus on recycling and zero-waste systems, especially for plastics.


Rotomolded toilet maker sees chance to help in sanitation crisis

March 6, 2015 1:03 pm ET

A 2013 United Nations study pointedly noted that more people worldwide have mobile phones than access to basic sanitation, but a South African rotational molding company wants to help change that.

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