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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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Post-consumer film recycling up 1 percent in 2012


April 3, 2014 4:59 pm ET

New word from the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council puts recycling of post-consumer film packaging at 1.02 billion pounds in 2012, a hike of 56 percent since 2005, but just 1 percent over 2011, the trade group said.

New study says plastics is the sustainable packaging choice


March 14, 2014 12:29 pm ET

Six major categories of plastic packaging significantly reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions compared to packaging made with alternative materials, according to a new study.

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.

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