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Surging California economy vaulted to world’s 6th largest in 2015

California, along with Oregon, had the nation’s highest rate of economic growth in 2015 and has vaulted to sixth largest economy in the world.  The federal Bureau of Economic Analysis says that California’s economy expanded by 5.7 percent in 2015, … Read Full Post

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Register for the WPA 2016 conference now!

Register Online Now! Or call / email Amy Quist to register. info@westernplastics.org 916-930-1938 Be sure to contact the Hyatt and register for your room by May 31st. Either online: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/WPLS or by Phone: Call the Hyatt central reservation line at … Read Full Post

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The April Issue of WPA Today Newsletter

The April issue of WPA Today Newsletter is now available Click HERE to view

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New Research on Principal Component Analysis

Researchers from the Spanish University of Zaragoza have carried out a PCA (Principal Component Analysis) on inks commonly used in food packaging materials and the migration of ink components to food.  By Jenny Eagle+Jenny EAGLE, 02-Dec-2014.  See full story Source:  … Read Full Post

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WPA ANNUAL RESIN FORECAST MEETING

Join the Western Plastics Association for the Annual Resin Forecast Meeting Tuesday, January 7.  Event will be held at the Norwalk Doubletree Hotel 13111 Sycamore Dr  Norwalk, CA. Meeting starts at 5:30 to 9 :00 PM with reception, Dinner is … Read Full Post

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An ordinary guy giving his opinion on how to improve our ecology

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WPA Today

The August/September edition of the WPA Today is available for members to view.  This edition contains information on the California Legislative session, recycling updates, and important regulatory advances on resin pellet containment together with other information of importance to the … Read Full Post

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Austin, Texas, passes bag ban

Austin has joined the growing number of cities prohibiting single-use carryout bags.  Austin City Council voted in the early hours of March 2 to ban single-use plastic and paper carryout bags at business establishments within the city limits. The law … Read Full Post

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America Recycles Day: Turns out, it makes us all job creators

Today is America Recycles Day, and across the nation, thousands of local events will be held ranging from electronics collections to aluminum can stomp-a-thons and runway fashion shows featuring “trashy” couture.  Today and throughout the month of November, an estimated … Read Full Post

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Western Washington engineering program faces cuts

The engineering technology department at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., faces a staff reduction representing 33 percent of the department’s faculty.   See Full Story By Roger Renstrom| PLASTICS NEWS CORRESPONDENT Posted October 14, 2011 Source:  Plastics News

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