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AMERIPEN calls for “collaborative approach” to US circular economy

As the vision of a circular economy grows, the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN) has called for a collaborative effort to...

Excess demand for ethane feedstock causes price spike

A wave of new petrochemical steam crackers coming online, along with a surge in production of associated and non-associated natural gas from US shale...

Vertically integrated recycling plant opens in California

A new company dedicated to the closed-loop recycling of post-consumer plastics officially opened its doors in California, USA, last week at what is claimed...

US-China trade dispute to disrupt polyolefins trade

Following the escalation of trade tariff disputes between China and the US, analytical firm Wood Mackenzie Chemicals expects that US polyolefins exports to the...

PepsiCo signs supply agreement with Loop for sustainable resins

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has entered into a multi-year supply agreement with Loop Industries whereby the former will incorporate LoopT PET plastics –...

Champions generate strong demand for recycled plastics

A programme designed to expand market demand for recycled plastics has generated almost seven million pounds (3,175 tonnes) of new demand in its first...

APR guide seeks to standardise plastics data

In an effort to facilitate greater consistency in plastics sorting, the Association of Plastic Recyclers in the US has developed a guide to standardise...

Consortium aims to recycle single-use polystyrene packaging

Three companies involved with post-consumer packaging recovery have partnered to launch a closed-loop North American polystyrene recycling consortium. ReVital Polymers, Pyrowave and Ineos Styrolution...

MonoSol breaks ground on fourth Indiana plant

Film manufacturer MonoSol has broken ground on its fourth plant in Indiana, USA, as the company seeks to enhance its proximity to its customer...

Colour companies combine to form Chroma Color

Four plastics colour companies are combining to form one business entity, which will be known as Chroma Color Corporation. Chroma, Breen Color Concentrates, Carolina Color...

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