Industry analysts and bioplastic executives had a lot to say about the Biden administration's "bold goal" for the U.S. to replace 90 percent of fossil-based plastics with biopolymers in 20 years.
A new report from prominent scientists quantifies premature deaths and other health problems from plastics pollution and urges action at the United Nations plastics treaty talks.
Bemis Manufacturing Co.'s donation helps non-profit group Fight Colorectal Cancer catch the attention of lawmakers who hold purse strings to research and prevention programs.
VIP Products LLC, an Arizona manufacturer of pet toys, was sued by Jack Daniel's Properties Inc., with Jack Daniel's looking to protect its trademark while VIP Products argues that "America's leading distiller of whiskey ... lacks a sense of humor," VIP says in court documents.
A new report from the White House calls for rapid advancements over the next 20 years in bio-based plastics as part of a bigger government biotech strategy.
Economics Editor Bill Wood: "At the present time, I am not forecasting either a soft landing or a hard landing this year. But I am not ruling anything out."
Environmental groups in Illinois want to limit a chemical recycling pilot program in an industrial corridor where major plastic makers say they could build, while in Utah, industry lobbyists pick up a win.
An EPA proposal for the first national drinking water standards for PFAS chemicals is being hailed by public health groups but is meeting with concern from the chemical industry.