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Single-use plastic bags to be banned in WA from mid-2018 in bid to protect environment

Single-use plastic bags to be banned in WA from mid-2018 in bid to protect environment

West Australian retailers will be barred from giving shoppers single-use plastic bags from next July, with the state becoming the latest Australian jurisdiction to announce a ban. Shoppers will instead be required to bring their own bags or forced to purchase reusable ones from stores under the changes announced by the McGowan Government. Environment MinisterRead More

On-ground check: Is India Inc ready for GST?

GST will usher in a simplified tax structure and bring in cost efficiency With barely a few hours to go before goods and services (GST) tax bill becomes a reality, channel / on-ground checks by two leading research houses – Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML) and Edelweiss – suggest that India Inc, at least the smallRead More

Tough Material: Fourth Report on the PVC World Market by Ceresana

Despite questionable plasticizers, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the best-selling types of plastic. Production continues to rise, unimpressed by health and environmental discussion: In 2016, over 42 million tonnes of PVC were consumed, corresponding to over 16% of total plastics demand. The market research institute Ceresana already publishes the fourth study on the worldRead More

Plastics Machinery Shipments Decline 7.5% Y/Y in Q1 of 2017

  For the third consecutive quarter, North American shipments of plastics machinery posted a year-over-year decline in Q1 of 2017 according to statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES).   The preliminary estimate for shipments of primary plastics equipment (injection molding, extrusion, and blow molding equipment) for reportingRead More

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