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Shift in mainland policy could spell disaster for Hong Kong recycling

Shift in mainland policy could spell disaster for Hong Kong recycling

Calls for the recycling industry in Hong Kong to upgrade after Beijing set to ban 24 types of imported waste by the end of the year In a dusty scrap yard encircled by mountains of scrap plastic, 11-year-old Yi-Jie dips her hairbrush in a tank of water clumpy with bits of polymer and runs itRead More

Steppes Travel festival to focus on plastic pollution

Tour operator Steppes Travel is to focus on the problem of plastic pollution at its second annual Beyond festival. The two-day festival at London’s Royal Geographical Society on September 30 and October 1 will look at the damage being caused to the world’s oceans due to plastic pollution.   The weekend event will feature a series ofRead More

Plastic to be phased out at major American aquariums

Working to reduce the massive amount of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, 19 of the nation’s top aquariums on Monday will announce that they are phasing out most plastic products — from plastic bags to straws to plastic beverage bottles. The effort, which will also include the creation of exhibits explaining how people canRead More

The Innovation Alliance”: Plast Joins the Project and Return Into 2018

Five international exhibitions – PLAST, IPACK-IMA, MEAT-TECH, PRINT4ALL and INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA – outstanding showcases for machinery, technology and material production for the manufacturing industry, join together in one big event that will cover the entire Fairgrounds of FIERA MILANO in Rho, from Tuesday May 29 to Friday June 1st, 2018. The decision to join suchRead More

New type of polymer film can soak energy from sun in the day and store it for later use

A novel way to farm and store solar heat has been developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers. It is the first solid material that can chemically store and release heat and may find its use in industrial and consumer products. The material is a new type of polymer film, which can soak energyRead More

SABIC Announces Global Operational Transformation to Better Meet Customer Needs

SABIC today announced it is undertaking a global transformation aimed at creating a more agile,cost-efficient, and customer-focused organization that meets their needs more effectively. The company’s new organizational structure is expected to be in place by January 1, 2016. The reorganization follows a comprehensive review addressing the challenges SABIC faces in the context of theRead More

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GPS to Feature Various Top-Tier Thought Leaders

Highlight Threats and Opportunities Facing Plastics, Energy and Petrochemical Industries WASHINGTON—SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and IHS Chemical will join forces again this year to present the industry-leading, executive level Global Plastics Summit (GPS) Oct. 28-30 in Chicago, the organizations announced today. The 2015 Global Plastics Summit will focus on the impact of newRead More