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LyondellBasell, North Carolina latest to join ACC’s Flexible Film Recycling Group

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 | Permalink

The American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, DC) has announced that LyondellBasell (Houston, TX) has joined its Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG), a collaboration working to double the recycling of post-use polyethylene film by 2020. The FFRG’s members are from the entire polyethylene (PE) film value chain, including major resin suppliers, manufacturers (also known as converters), brand owners and recyclers. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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LyondellBasell, North Carolina latest to join ACC’s Flexible Film Recycling Group

Postconsumer recycling: It takes a village

Monday, January 4th, 2016 | Permalink

It’s lightweight, durable and most importantly, it costs hardly anything, which is why plastic plays such an integral part in a variety of packaging solutions. After all, a wide range of plastics are highly adaptable and can be molded, extruded, blown and cast into a variety of shapes, film or foams. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Even the Sustainable Packaging Coalition isn’t buying biodegradability

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 | Permalink

All Sites Science appears to be taking the upper hand at the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). A paper , titled “The SPC Position Against Biodegradability Additives for Petroleum-Based Plastics,” and an open forum webinar held on this topic on Dec. 16 are enlightening in this regard. read more

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Even the Sustainable Packaging Coalition isn’t buying biodegradability

President Obama says bye, bye bath bead

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 | Permalink

President Obama has signed into law a bill phasing out the production of all plastic microbeads in soaps, scrubs and other healthcare products by July 1, 2017 and the sale of such beauty products by July 1, 2018. The Microbead-Free Waters Act (H.R. 1321), introduced by Reps. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Sacramento says goodbye to plastic bags in 2016

Monday, December 28th, 2015 | Permalink

As the New Year rolls in, so does an upcoming ordinance—SB 270—for Sacramento, CA, which bans the use of single-use plastic bags at grocery stores, large pharmacies and convenience stores within city limits. The city ordinance goes into effect even as a statewide ban on the bags is still on the backburner pending the outcome of a referendum in November. Customers who forget will have the option of buying recycled paper bags for 10 cents each. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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