Rally against plastic ban

Hundreds of traders, wholesalers, and manufacturers of plastic products came out in protest against the recent plastic ban in Bengaluru. The protesters – under the banner of Karnataka State Plastics Association – took out a rally between K.R. Market and K.G. Road, choking traffic headed towards the busy Kempegowda Bus Stand. The association demanded a […]

Green tribunal to rule on safety of PET containers on Monday

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) is slated to pronounce on Monday on whether plastic packaging of products including polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers is safe or not. Uttarakhand-based NGO, Him Jagriti, has petitioned the NGT that given India’s extreme variations of temperature, it fears that PET containers leached harmful chemicals like phthalates and heavy metals. It […]

GW Plastics launches biggest facility, banking on China growth

GW Plastics Inc. has completed a long-awaited expansion of its Dongguan, China, facilities. In an email interview with Plastics News , Ben Bouchard, GW’s vice president for international business development and managing director for China, clarified that the expansion, originally planned to open in 2015, was delayed by six months because of construction-related issues. “Building our […]