As Plastics News marks its 25th year of publication, we take a year-by-year look back at some of the events, people and curious coincidences that have shown up its its pages. Check back through the end of the year (not including holidays) to follow along. This year: 2012.
California lawmakers eliminate a loophole which allowed container manufacturers to switch to a lighter resin to avoid the state's bottle deposit law.
Decades after the yo-yo craze slowed in the United States, Duncan Toys Co., launches its first products for China after a rise in yo-yo playing by Chinese children.
PolyOne Corp. announces a group to focus on the health care market, with plans to double revenue in the market by 2015.
York, Maine, celebrates the construction of a vehicle bridge made of recycled plastic. It's the first recycled-plastic vehicular bridge in the country.
Styrofoam cup, meet the red party cup. Dart Container Co. announces it is buying rival Solo Cup Co. for $1 billion.
Medical device makers are concerned about a looming 2.3 percent excise tax that is part of the Obama administration's health care plan.