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'Listen to the Science' ads a start, but consumers still need education


March 5, 2015 11:36 am ET

Since joining Plastics News — and therefore learning more than the average consumer about the business and science of plastics — there have been more than a few times when I thought my husband was going to have to physically remove me...

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US film recycling leaps 11 percent


February 24, 2015 9:00 am ET

UPDATED — Post-consumer plastic film packaging recycling jumped 11 percent year-over-year, according to new findings from the American Chemistry Council.

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Study: Plastic ocean waste on the rise


February 12, 2015 4:09 pm ET

A new study estimates that 4 million to 12 million metric tons of plastics are washed into the world's oceans annually — or between 1.5 and 4.5 percent of the world's total plastic production.

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ACC's 'Roadmap' gaining traction


January 22, 2015 1:56 pm ET

Nearly a year into the launch of the latest effort to promote greater use of plastics in automotive applications, a trade group behind the push says the plan is taking hold.

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Study on ocean plastics turns up some surprises


December 12, 2014 11:53 am ET

WASHINGTON — An estimated 269,000 tons of plastic trash is churning around in the world’s oceans, most of it in pieces no bigger than a grain of rice, according to a new study from the 5 Gyres Institute.

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Proposed green building standard delayed until late 2016


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

Anyone not ready for a new green building standard — one that may include more favorable ratings for plastics — is getting something of a reprieve. The implementation of LEEDv4 is being pushed back by a year and a half, to Oct. 31, 2016.

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Group backs plastic window alternatives


November 27, 2014 6:00 am ET

A new industry working group is figuring out how to help plastic break through the glass ceiling.

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Post-consumer plastic recycling rates continue strong growth


October 15, 2014 9:18 am ET

Post-consumer plastic bottle recycling tonnage increased by another 4.3 percent last year, continuing what is now a growth spurt that's lasted more than two decades.

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Plastics-to-oil could be worth billions, ACC report says


October 9, 2014 11:36 am ET

Creating a viable waste plastics-to-oil industry in this county could be worth $9 billion annually, according to a new report from the American Chemistry Council.

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Truce? ACC, US Green Building Council agree to work together on LEED


August 28, 2014 12:08 pm ET

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced Aug. 27 that they will be working together on a new initiative that applies science-based approaches to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design...

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