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Procter & Gamble Joins National Effort to Recycle Flexible Plastic Wraps, Bags

ACC is pleased to announce that the Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) has joined the Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG), a self-funded group that is driving unprecedented growth in the recovery of flexible polyethylene (PE) film, wraps and bags. “Optimizing … Read Full Post

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Proposed ballot measure means California plastic bag ban likely on hold

Plastic bag manufacturers stand to sell 9 billion additional plastic bags simply by gathering enough signatures for a ballot measure to repeal the state’s plastic bag ban, which is scheduled to take effect July 1.  BY MARTIN WISCKOL  Read Full Story … Read Full Post

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Opinion: Plastic bag referendum is no-lose situation

Superficially, it would seem to make little sense for the plastic grocery bag industry to spend millions of dollars on a referendum to overturn the state’s new ban on their products.  After all, dozens of cities have already imposed plastic … Read Full Post

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California plastic bag ban heads to Jerry Brown

California lawmakers narrowly approved a sweeping plastic bag ban Friday, leaving Gov. Jerry Brown to decide the fate of the controversial bill in an election year.  The ban, the subject of years of debate, was one of the most heavily … Read Full Post

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FTC warns American Plastic Lumber on its post-consumer content claim

A California-based plastic lumber company is settling charges that it allegedly made deceptive claims about the amount of post-consumer material in its products, the Federal Trade Commission said.  American Plastic Lumber Inc. of Shingle Springs, Calif., allegedly implied in advertising … Read Full Post

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Pilot project seeks to bring multi-material pouches into recycling, reuse stream

There’s the blue bag for traditional recyclables and the red bag for medical waste and the black bag for regular old trash.  Now comes the purple bag, officially known as the Energy Bag.   And it’s aimed squarely at multi-material pouches and … Read Full Post

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Waste Disposal Rate Remains Low Amid Accelerating Economy

SACRAMENTO – Despite an improving economy in which more material is being produced, bought, and consumed, Californians remain vigilant about keeping waste out of landfills. The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) announced today that Californians disposed an average … Read Full Post

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Two companies have big plans to boost PET consumption

A Texas bottle-to-bottle recycling firm is spending $60 million on equipment for an upcoming facility, and a clothing giant plans to invest $5 million in the company’s recycling center to meet demand for fabrics made using recovered plastics.  In Texas, … Read Full Post

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Hans Deamer to Retire as President of Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation

Lincoln, RI –  After 35 years of service, Hans Deamer, President and Treasurer of Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation,  is retiring.   Deamer left his native England with his family in 1979 to begin his career with W&H as Product Manager,   Printing … Read Full Post

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WPA Vancouver, BC Meeting – May 14

Join WPA in Vancouver, BC on May 14 for an update on resin pricing, what is going to happen the remainder of 2014, and what will happen in the future.  Featured speaker, Kathy Hall of Petrochem Wire.  RSVP to info@westernplastics.org.  … Read Full Post

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