Plastic-bag industry surrendered early on Prop. 67

Plastic-bag industry

Amid the mind-numbing onslaught of commercials for California ballot measures in the weeks leading up to Election Day, there wasn’t a single one from the plastic-bag industry. Bag makers spent $3.2 million to put a referendum on the ballot, Proposition 67, that would invalidate a statewide ban on single-use grocery sacks – an effort to protect their More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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Coats for Kids from Recycled Plastic

Recycled plastic will help hundreds of children keep warm this winter. Tuesday 700 fleece jackets made from recycled water bottles arrived in the Quad Cities – a gift from Keep America Beautiful to one of More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Saturday, November 12th, 2016
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Coca Cola partners on plastic packaging recycling project

Coca Cola European Partners has worked with Viridor and plastics recycling firm PET UK on a project to reprocess PET liner waste from the product packaging for its Smartwater bottled water range. The project involves More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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Let’s find substitutes for plastic products

The Chronicle-Journal has published articles on the problem caused by the spread of plastic materials throughout the environment. It seems to me that this is one of the most serious problems we face in terms of More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Thursday, November 10th, 2016
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Plastic grocery bags could see ban in stores statewide

In what has been deemed the California Plastic Bag Ban Veto Referendum, otherwise known as Proposition 67, will initiate the process to ban all plastic grocery bags in California if the proposition is voted in with More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Confectionery and bakery product packages: standing out from the crowd – but not at any price

As the consumption of confectionery and bakery products continues to rise, so do the expectations of consumers. Not only do they want to be wowed by the taste, but they are also becoming choosier as far as the packaging More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Chicken patties recalled after consumer complaints of plastic

Consumer complaints about blue plastic pieces in On-Cor branded chicken patties have spurred OSI Industries LLC to recall more than 10 tons of the product. The Fort Atkinson, WI, company shipped the ready-to-eat More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Monday, November 7th, 2016
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Wet wipes could take 100 years to break down: Products contain plastic that is ‘virtually indestructible’

The wipes are popular for removing make-up and cleaning homes Plastic in wipes means, if flushed down the toilet, they threaten marine life As with microbeads found in scrubs, it is feared these plastic remnants More...

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By Plastics News Articles On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
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Firm considers licensing method to transform gas into plastic products

Covestro is open to prepare to license its cutting-edge technology to turn carbon dioxide into valuable plastic products to China, the CEO of the German materials manufacturer said. Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, More...