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WPA Today Fall Edition

The Fall Issue of The WPA Today is available for your review.  This issue is filled with news about the elections, legislative matters and updates on the California Manufacturers Challenge.  Click wpatoday_sept2016 to view.

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Startup Turns Recycled Plastic into 3D Printing Filament

Reflow converts recyclable plastic into 3D printing filament using open source technology. Reflow filament is made from recycled PET bottles collected in developing regions, and revenues from the filament go back to the waste collectors who gather these bottles, which … Read Full Post

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Producer responsibility on California’s waste agenda

Norwalk, Calif. — A California agency’s effort to reduce reliance on landfills includes a strategy promoting extended producer responsibility.  That provision makes Sacramento lobbyist Bruce Magnani “nervous,” he said in remarks at the Western Plastics Association’s Nov. 10 dinner meeting … Read Full Post

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Reifenhäuser Blown Film is boosting quality and flexibility in the production of high-quality barrier films on 11-layer line

The need for barrier film is growing worldwide and so are the requirements for film properties in high-quality barrier packaging applications. Parallel to this, producers are demanding high production flexibility to serve the market with different products. Reifenhäuser Blown Film’s … Read Full Post

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Osterman forms JV in Mexico

Resin distributor Osterman & Co. Inc. has formed a joint venture company with Industrial Mafra SA de CV, a distributor of polyethylene resin.  The JV will operate as Osterman Plastics de Mexico S de RL. It is expected to help … Read Full Post

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In California, Millions of ‘Shade Balls’ Combat a Nagging Drought

acing a long-term water crisis, officials concerned with preserving a reservoir in Los Angeles hatched a plan: They would combat four years of drought with 96 million plastic balls.  On Monday, Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles arrived at the … Read Full Post

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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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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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APR highlights label solutions at mid-year meeting

More than 170 members of the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers – a record for a mid-year APR meeting – met in Austin, Texas to receive an update on the group’s various projects, including some nascent solutions for full-wrap container … 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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