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Non-bottle recycling tops 1 billion pounds in the U.S.


March 11, 2014 1:03 pm ET

ORLANDO, FLA. — Non-bottle rigid plastics recycling continues on its meteoric rise, topping a billion pounds for the first time and tripling in only a matter of six years.

Industry backs newest proposal to update chemical regulations


March 5, 2014 12:47 pm ET

Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) is the latest member of Congress to step up to the plate to take a swing at chemical regulation reform, releasing a “discussion draft” of his bill, the Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA) to mixed reaction from industry and environmental groups alike.

Rigid plastics recycling grows


February 28, 2014 12:17 pm ET

In the spring of 2009, the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) and other stakeholders, including the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Plastics Division, resolved to jump-start recycling of these non-bottle rigid plastics with the formation of APR's Rigid Plastics Recycling Program. The outcome has been impressive.

PS up 6 cents on feedstock prices, stronger demand


February 6, 2014 2:26 pm ET

North American solid polystyrene resin prices continued their recent surge in January, climbing an average of 6 cents per pound.

Polystyrene sees first sales growth since 2011


February 4, 2014 11:17 am ET

Linear low density polyethylene enjoyed the best 2013 sales year among major commodity resins in the U.S. and Canada – but the polystyrene market is probably breaking out the champagne.

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