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Germany is set to lead on energy


November 6, 2014 7:44 am ET

When it comes to energy these days, Germany is all about Energiewende — the aggressive plan to wean the country off fossil fuels, to a future of wind and solar. The United States? Frack on, baby!

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European plastics industry manifesto targets energy, sustainability, training


November 4, 2014 1:04 pm ET

The European plastics industry has published a manifesto alerting officials in Brussels to the many impediments it faces, and which it hopes will influence European Union policy.

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Mass. bottle bill expansion defeated


November 4, 2014 9:48 pm ET

Voters across Massachusetts on Tuesday decided their state's deposit program will not be expanded to include water bottles and other noncarbonated beverages.

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Bioplastics firms win new funding


November 3, 2014 2:54 pm ET

Bioplastics makers NatureWorks LLC and Solegear Bioplastics Inc. each have received new funding for their renewable products.

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Comco Plastics in bitter lawsuit with former VP


October 31, 2014 2:17 pm ET

Comco Plastics Inc. is suing a former vice president of sales, his wife, the company they started and a former supplier, in part for allegedly conspiring to steal business from the contract manufacturer and raw materials distributor.

OSHA investigation launched following blast at NJ reticulated foam plant


October 24, 2014 9:00 am ET

Four workers were concussed and sustained minor injuries during an explosion at the Inoac Crest Foam plant in Moonachie, N.J., earlier this month.

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FTC warns bag makers to take care before making biodegradeability claims


October 23, 2014 12:30 pm ET

Makers of oxodegradable or oxo-biodegradable plastic bags should consider themselves on notice, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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Plastic particles showing up in Germany's Lake Constance


October 21, 2014 1:16 pm ET

While Fakuma 2014 exhibitors and visitors occupied themselves with topics like molding of micro-sized plastic parts during the show, the presence of micro-scale plastic particles several kilometers away in Lake Constance, Europe's third largest...

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Report: Suspected former Nazi with plastic connection collecting Social Security


October 20, 2014 3:52 pm ET

UPDATED — A one-time plastics executive in Akron is among dozens of suspected former Nazis who have been collecting U.S. Social Security payments for years, the Associated Press reports today.

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Dow seeking new ruling on fine


October 16, 2014 6:58 am ET

Dow Chemical Co. has asked the 10th Circuit Appeals Court in Denver to think again about its decision to reject Dow's appeal against a $1.1 billion fine for price fixing.

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