Alternate Fuel Policy

Nowadays the need for the chemistal industry is huge. This industry creates healthier environments and resources for us. It also creates a large source of jobs which in times like these where unemployment is high, jobs are much needed. Also they create many chemicals that can be used as alternate fuel and other alternate resources.

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Policy

Firms report progress in PLA recycling

Several organizations are working to make advancements in the recycling of polylactic acid (PLA) bioplastics. Organizations are creating processes for identifying PLAs to avoid contaminating the existing recycling stream and manufacturers are targeting industries with little or no recycling (unlike plastic bottles, for example.) The goal is to find the best end-of-life options for bioplastics until alternative packaging materials are developed.

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Firms report progress in PLA recycling

Los Angeles police shut down two recyclers in industrial theft investigation

On March twenty third, police shut down two more fraudulent recycling processing centers in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles police department has even developed a task force to deal with this growing problem. They are now investing their money in training classes in hope of defeating this new type of industrial crime.

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Los Angeles police shut down two recyclers in industrial theft investigation

New organization advocating for U.S. producer responsibility laws

With all the new technology allowing manufacturers to produce almost anything the mind can imagine, it goes without saying that there has to be some way to take care of waste and non-functional products for disposal. What to do when the item is not usable and where it should go to break down? Who should pay for it? Will your company be the next to get slapped with a fee or a fine per piece of recyclables?

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New organization advocating for U.S. producer responsibility laws

NPE showdown? Kreyenborg sues PSI-Polymer Systems

A German company, Kreyenborg, files a patent infringement suit in an Atlanta court against US company PSI over a screen changer. Kreyenborg claims to have filed a similar lawsuit in Germany and forced PSI to agree to stop infringing the German patents. PSI dismisses the lawsuit as a marketing ploy, coming shortly before an important exhibition of their respective products.

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NPE showdown? Kreyenborg sues PSI-Polymer Systems

Waste Free Oceans project comes to Portugal

This article talks about the European Waste Free Oceans project that is now coming to Portugal. The project collects and recycles floating plastic and marine debris. The organization is convinced that the next step forward is bringing their organization to Portugal to be able to capture debris and bring it back to landfill for recycling.

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Waste Free Oceans project comes to Portugal

More machines at NPE means more recycling – a lot more

This article talks about Mail Plastics Inc. recycling about 350,000 pounds of plastics in NPE2012 in Orlando. This is almost 3 times as much as they recycled in NPE2009 in Chicago. The NPE show is a four-day show now instead of five and the majority of the plastics that are recycled are referred to as the commodity resins. These are polypropylene, polyethylene, polystyrene and PET.

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More machines at NPE means more recycling – a lot more

Anipac outlines agenda for presidential candidates

Mexico’s plastics industry association wants the four candidates of the July 1 presidential election there to consider adopting several measures aimed to improve the sector’s growth prospects. Anipac wants to see fiscal incentives to encourage the development of recycling activities, cheaper electricity, greater funding of research and development for machinery makers, a review of import tariffs on raw materials and finished goods, and a stable currency. The list of proposals had been sent to every one of the four candidates and their respective parties.

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Anipac outlines agenda for presidential candidates

Recycling availability improving in Canada

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association finds that residents have greater access to recycling in recent years. Availability of recycling protective packaging becomes more than doubled since 2009. Increases in food packaging recycles increased by 7 percent. Advances in technology used to compact the plastic has made shipping to recyclers less expensive, according to CPIA Vice President Cathy Cirko.

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Recycling availability improving in Canada

Chief sees SPI agenda succeeding

The Society of the Plastics Inc has become better in addressing the needs of its members and pressing industry issues than it has in years past, according to Bill Carteaux, the president and CEO of SPI. The trade group was forced to lay off 12 employees due to budget issues just 3 years ago. The largest association in the plastic industry, based in Washington, is slowly adding staff members.

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Chief sees SPI agenda succeeding