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This edition features our machinery outlook report by Catherine Kavanaugh on press maker's midyear slowdown and forecast for 2023. Look for it online next week.
Frank Esposito reported on the most recent resin pricing changes.
Elsewhere, congressional Democrats are making a push to limit permits for new plastic factory construction. This news comes at a time when the U.N. is discussing a potential global plastics treaty. Steve Toloken will likely touch on these stories during the next Plastics in Politics livestream on Dec. 13, subscribers can sign up here.
The issue of recycling is coming up in Australia as supermarkets create a taskforce to counteract the recent pause in "soft" plastic recycling by RedCycle, a return-to-store recycling program. Grupo Ortiz is tripling its film capacity.