American Chemistry Council

Groups urge more cooperation on marine litter

November 27, 2013 2:31 pm ET

A global alliance of plastics associations is calling on governments and other business sectors like retailers and brand owners to do more to combat trash littering the ocean, and said such broader cooperation could be key to future progress.

Study looks at preterm births, phthalate levels

November 21, 2013 1:17 pm ET

Mothers who give birth preterm have higher levels of phthalates than those who give birth at full-term, according to an association study conducted by University of Michigan researchers. The researchers said the results need to be confirmed with more study.

Join Operation Clean Sweep

November 15, 2013 3:07 pm ET

It's time for all companies that handle plastic resin pellets to join Operation Clean Sweep, an initiative designed to minimize the loss of resin pellets to the environment. It's easy to implement, it requires no dues or fees and it's the right thing to do.

Testimony begins on chemical safety overhaul plan

November 15, 2013 11:33 am ET

While the Chemical Safety Improvement Act represents a bipartisan effort to reform the lamented Toxic Substances Control Act, the current bill has flaws, a representative from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.


ACC honors plastics recycling innovations

November 14, 2013 12:13 pm ET

DiversiTech Corp., Entropex and Preserve have been named winners of the Innovation in Plastics Recycling awards handed out by the American Chemistry Council.

ACC's Dooley to testify in support of Chemical Safety Improvement bill

November 12, 2013 2:47 pm ET

The Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) has garnered support from manufacturers, some labor groups and even environmental groups because the “delicately crafted compromise will enhance public safety while preserving the ability of American manufacturers to develop new, life-changing innovations,” American Chemistry Council CEO Cal...

Wegmans Food Markets joins film recycling group

November 12, 2013 1:46 pm ET

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. became the first retailer to join the American Chemistry Council’s group dedicated to the growth in polyethylene film recovery and recycling.

US plastic bottle recycling up 6.2 percent in 2012

November 7, 2013 3:05 pm ET

Plastic bottle recycling increased by more than 6 percent last year even as the amount of resin used to make those bottles remained essentially steady compared to the previous year.


Industry leaders form World Plastics Council

October 25, 2013 10:58 am ET

Attempting to look at global issues facing the plastics industry, a group of about 50 leaders from various resin producers formed the World Plastics Council at K 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Patrick Thomas, CEO of Bayer MaterialScienceAG and...

Milwaukee pushing to recycle more film and bags

October 11, 2013 1:19 pm ET

Milwaukee is launching a new push to significantly increase plastic bag and film recycling.

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