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Vending machine for recycled plastic t-shirts launched at New York Fashion Week

Monday, September 9th, 2013 | Permalink

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) hopes recycled plastic fabric becomes the next must-have fashion item. For three days during New York Fashion Week, consumers on midtown 8th Avenue can “buy” a limited edition designer T-shirt made with recycled plastic fabric from a new vending machine by ACC’s Plastics Make it Possible –using a plastic bottle as currency. Anyone passing by can simply deposit a plastic bottle into the machine and a new garment made with recycled plastics will be dispensed. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  plastics packaging t-shirt fashion week bottles read more

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Some fast-food brands look beyond polystyrene, others embrace it

Monday, August 12th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites While I was out and about this weekend, I saw someone had thrown their polystyrene foam foodservice packaging on the side of the street. My initial reaction: irritation that people so carelessly litter—it never ceases to amaze me. On the other hand, I also thought that it would sure be nice if recycling were much easier and convenient for consumers. read more

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Misconceptions about plastics alive and well

Monday, March 4th, 2013 | Permalink

All Sites Plastic bags, BPA – it’s all the same thing, right? If you work in the plastics industry, you know the answer is no. But it’s no secret that some politicians, journalists and consumers do not understand the distinction between all the different types of plastics. read more

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'Forgiveness ratings' finds credit card issuers unforgivable

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 | Permalink

“Credit card companies will keep coming in last as long as they use ‘gotcha’ business models designed to hurt consumers — then refuse to help even the small number of consumers who complain,” said Ed Mierzwinski, consumer program director of U.S. PIRG, … When it comes to individual companies, USAA, Hyatt, credit unions (which were grouped together in the survey as a single entity ), and the H-E-B and Hy-Vee grocery chains merited the highest ratings.

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'Forgiveness ratings' finds credit card issuers unforgivable