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Plastic bag ban stalls in California Assembly


August 26, 2014 6:00 am ET

The California Assembly could not muster the bipartisan votes needed to approve the first state-wide plastic bag ban in the United States.

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A123 Systems re-energizes its future


August 25, 2014 10:40 am ET

Battery maker A123 Systems LLC has new leadership and a new strategy expected to help the company generate just above a net zero cash flow on revenue of $200 million in 2014, compared to a loss of $100 million in 2013 and $300 million in 2013.

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Composite bridge maker also leading the way in installation


August 22, 2014 1:21 pm ET

Lightweight, low maintenance and strong, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge decks finally are crossing the line from specialty projects to wider general applications, but that's creating a new hurdle for manufacturers: Most contractors don't know ...

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Investment firm specializes in emerging polymer firms in Ohio


August 21, 2014 3:20 pm ET

A plastics market veteran is working with an investment firm and a research foundation to help commercialize polymer technology in the Buckeye State.

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Non-recyclable items gumming up the works at recycling centers


August 21, 2014 3:46 pm ET

The influx of all sorts of unacceptable items at recycling centers has gotten to the point that Charlotte, N.C.-based ReCommunity is trying to bring added attention to the problem.

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Small country introducing plastic coins


August 20, 2014 10:48 am ET

You've heard of countries adopting plastic currency, to replace paper money. How about plastic coins, to replace metal? It's hard to believe but true. The tiny republic of Transnistria is introducing composite coins that it claims are difficult to...

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GameDay Challenge expands the competition to the recycling bin


August 20, 2014 10:23 am ET

GameDay Recycling Challenge is returning this year as college football stadiums will compete to see which school produces the least amount of waste — including plastics — at their stadiums and tailgating areas, organizers said.

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Flexible film waste-to-oil pilot project continuing in California


August 19, 2014 3:19 pm ET

A recent decision to discontinue operations at a plastics waste-to-oil site in Portland, Ore., is not impacting a pilot program aimed at hard-to-recycle plastics in California.

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ISO publishes international standard for measuring phthalates in toys


August 19, 2014 10:40 am ET

The Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published an international standard on phthalates used as plasticizers in toys and children's products.

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OSHA cites Perry Fiberglass Products for repeat and serious violations


August 18, 2014 1:25 pm ET

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Perry Fiberglass Products Inc. in Avon Lake, Ohio, for four repeat and nine serious violations.

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