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Study: Burning plastics could recover energy now lost in landfills


July 9, 2014 1:37 pm ET

Burning all of the trash now sent to U.S. landfills, plastics included, could create enough energy to power 14 million homes, according to a new study.

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Solid PS prices fall 1 cent


July 3, 2014 10:20 am ET

North American prices for solid polystyrene resin fell again in June amid weak demand for that material.

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SPI joins The Recycling Partnership


July 1, 2014 2:12 pm ET

The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. trade group is signing on with the new The Recycling Partnership program aimed at boosting recycling through targeted public-private efforts.

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ACC tackles recovery of non-recycled plastics in new video


June 27, 2014 12:12 pm ET

The American Chemistry Council's plastics division is out with a new video aimed at educating folks about different processes that can capture the value of non-recycled plastics.

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U.S. State Department hosts meeting on plastic in marine debris


June 20, 2014 12:07 pm ET

Pledges to reduce plastic marine debris were major components of a two-day crash course in ocean protection hosted by the U.S. State Department in Washington and Secretary of State John Kerry. What was missing was the usual maligning of plastics or...

ACC division urges healthcare group to reconsider flame retardant ban


June 17, 2014 4:36 pm ET

A division of the American Chemistry Council is urging Kaiser Permanente to reverse its decision to stop buying flame retardant office and hospital furniture in a June 17 letter, arguing that the chemicals play an important role in reducing fires and protecting the sick and elderly.

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Prices drop for PP, solid PS


May 29, 2014 4:18 pm ET

North American prices for polypropylene and solid polystyrene resins fell again in May, as soft demand and feedstock issues affected markets for those materials.

Chicago's pending bag ban forcing retailers to rethink their buying


May 5, 2014 12:25 pm ET

Chicago stores are rethinking how to source the tens of thousands of bags they use each year in the wake of Chicago's bag ban.

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PP, PET prices both drop 1 cent


May 1, 2014 1:51 pm ET

North American prices for polypropylene and PET bottle resin each ticked down another penny per pound in April.

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Polypropylene prices drop in March


April 3, 2014 5:11 pm ET

North American PP resin prices fell for the second consecutive month in March, as winter weather affected some deliveries.

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