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Watts settles lawsuit over plastic connector


April 3, 2014 11:25 am ET

Plumbing specialties major Watts Regulator Co. has settled a class action suit alleging design flaws in a plastic nut that connects a flexible hose from a home's water supply to a toilet.

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Coke reaches out for ideas on how to increase recycling in the UK


April 3, 2014 9:07 am ET

Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd. (CCE) has launched a new recycling challenge campaign to get more United Kingdom households recycling their plastic bottles after research found most other European countries recycled far more.

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U.S. makes a loan push to auto suppliers with efficient parts


April 3, 2014 9:51 am ET

The U.S. Department of Energy wants auto suppliers to know that it still has $16 billion in low-interest financing available to support efficient-vehicle programs, and it wants them to step forward for a share of those funds.

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Spain's Aimplas opens materials and nanocomposites R&D site


April 3, 2014 8:59 am ET

Aimplas, the Technological Institute of Plastics in Valencia, Spain, has opened a research center for new materials and nanocomposites.

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Nampak wins sustainability award


April 2, 2014 9:54 am ET

Nampak Plastics Europe Ltd. received the Sir Peter Parker Award for sustainable business leadership at the Sustainable City Awards. The firm's Infini bottle was also highly commended in the Responsible Waste Management category.

Russian court dismisses appeals in 2004 price fixing case


April 1, 2014 9:15 am ET

A Moscow federal court has dismissed appeals by six Russian companies, including Sibur group, in a long running case alleging they were involved with others in 2004 in a price fixing cartel in Russia's soft cable compounds market.

Chinese police, protestors, clash over proposed paraxylene plant


March 31, 2014 2:53 pm ET

Chinese police fought March 30 with protestors marching against a proposed chemical plant making paraxylene, a building block for PET and fibers, in the southern city of Maoming.

Brief filed in latest JM Eagle legal case


March 31, 2014 11:54 am ET

Phillips & Cohen LLP, the law firm accused of defamation and trade libel by JM Eagle, has hired an outside legal team, which has filed a motion in a California state court seeking to strike the PVC pipe maker's lawsuit.

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Sports teams play ball. Sustainably


March 28, 2014 11:57 am ET

At major league ballparks across the country, teams are increasingly using and promoting the use of compostable plastics and recycling as part of a move to reduce the amount of refuse going to landfills, which in turn lowers their operating costs.

Dallas passes bag fee, but Texas may halt process before it begins


March 28, 2014 11:50 am ET

The city of Dallas is the latest to join the growing list of municipalities enacting a fee or tax on plastic bags.

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