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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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Norwegian firm out to recycle tons of fishing equipment


July 17, 2014 11:01 am ET

Norwegian company Nofir AS, which runs a nationwide recycling system for fishing and fish farming industry, has organized a large European campaign to target discarded equipment from the fishing and farming industry.

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Samsung suspends China molder accused in child labor investigation


July 16, 2014 2:27 pm ET

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has suspended its business with a South Korean-owned molder in China in the midst of child labor allegations.

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Plastics CEO takes to two wheels to support cancer research


July 16, 2014 1:41 pm ET

The co-CEO of a private equity firm with a pair of plastics holdings has organized a cycling event to benefit cancer research at the Cleveland Clinic.

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M&G wins latest ruling in PET resin tussle with Invista


July 15, 2014 3:40 pm ET

The PET resin patent war rumbles on between M&G Group and Invista.

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UK plastics: confidence high but plateauing


July 15, 2014 10:56 am ET

Business confidence among United Kingdom plastics companies remains high but has “leveled off” in the last six months, according to new research from the British Plastics Federation published today.

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