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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...

North American Plastics Alliance celebrates three years, and welcomes Anipac


August 20, 2014 1:35 pm ET

Three years ago, the three leading plastics industry associations in the U.S. and Canada formally joined forces to create the North American Plastics Alliance (NAPA). Although we already were cooperating on many issues, we agreed that by memorializing a commitment to work together we could create efficiencies and be more effective as...

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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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