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Plastics Europe slams French BPA study


December 4, 2014 8:46 am ET

Europe's plastics industry has dismissed as an “unrealistic simplification” a French government report into alternatives to bisphenol A (BPA), which is due to be banned in all food packaging across the country starting Jan. 1.

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Montreal studying bag ban proposal


December 2, 2014 4:08 pm ET

The city of Montreal will study whether to ban the use of plastic retail bags.

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SPI hopes to build on EPS recycling


November 26, 2014 6:00 am ET

Successfully recycling expanded polystyrene can be a challenge, there's no doubt about that. EPS, however, has value, is in demand and deserves to be recaptured, according to Kim Holmes, director of recycling for the Society of the Plastics Industry ...

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Wilbur Ross steps down from IAC board


November 24, 2014 11:38 am ET

Financier Wilbur Ross Jr. has resigned from the boards of International Automotive Components Group SA and its North American regional operations due to new regulatory restrictions in the European Union limiting the number of directorships a bank...

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Indian plastics group targets waste


November 24, 2014 12:46 pm ET

An Indian plastics environmental group and the country's largest brand for packaged water, Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd., have launched a trial program in schools to promote plastics bottle recycling, and the plastics group hopes to take it...

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EU sets consumption goal of 40 plastic bags per person by 2025


November 24, 2014 9:27 am ET

Representatives of European Union member states hammered out a deal Nov. 21 to reduce consumption of lightweight plastic bags to 40 bags per person per year by 2025.

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Residents ask court to close pipe maker


November 21, 2014 3:22 pm ET

Residents living by National Pipe & Plastics Inc.'s new factory in an industrial zone of Endicott, N.Y., say the facility has “devastated the neighborhood” with loud noise, foul odors, increased truck traffic, lowered property values and ...

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Ineos making its UK shale play


November 21, 2014 9:29 am ET

Chemical giant Ineos Group AG is planning to be the biggest player in the United Kingdom's shale gas industry.

UK court hearing case of rotomolding worker killed in 280 C oven


November 21, 2014 9:00 am ET

The management at a United Kingdom rotational molding plant are facing criminal charges for the death of a worker who was trapped inside a 280 Celsius oven.

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New York City officials avoid taking a stand on plastic bag fee


November 20, 2014 11:28 am ET

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration claimed Nov. 19 to be committed to dramatically reducing plastic bag consumption in New York City, but would not endorse legislation imposing a 10-cent fee on disposable shopping bags.

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