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Plastics pipe producers are in a good position to meet increasing demand as U.S. cities update drinking water and wastewater systems, but that's also bringing a new wave of criticism from environmental groups as $55 billion of federal money is spent from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Read more on the special report throughout the week and get the list and data news from Hollee Keller's latest report.
Elsewhere in the issue:
- An Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate fenceline air pollution from large plastics and chemical plants is drawing intense scrutiny, with industry accusing the agency of exceeding its authority but others saying action is needed to cut cancer risk in nearby communities.
- Baldwin, Wis.-based Vital Plastics Inc., a high-volume injection molding and assembly company, has been sold to the Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based private equity firm Wolverine Capital Partners.
- We released a special edition series of Plastics News Radio based on the recent United Nations plastics treaty talks. You can listen to the episodes free here or on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
- In case you missed our previous issue, we've got our Midyear M&A reports and a recent livestream focused on mergers and acquisitions so far in 2023.
- Also be sure to bookmark our new M&A tracker to make sure you catch all the latest M&A deals in a nice spreadsheet form.
- Would a Tesla-type success story in chemical recycling bring in capital and help speed up that industry’s development? Jury is still out but the question was raised at a recent conference for the ACC.