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Inmates at the House of Corrections in West Boylston hold their plastics technology certificates following a ceremony celebrating their successful completion of the class. In addition to the students, pictured from left are General Council at the Worcester County Sheriff's Office Andrew Abdella, Worcester ...
A $1.1 million federal grant to Tecumseh automotive trim manufacturer Lakeside plastics is being questioned by many of the company's laid-off employees. Federal Minister of Innovation, science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains made the announcement in person Wednesday and highlighted ...
Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | From high-end sports cars to your everyday minivan, plastics have revolutionised the automotive industry. Some of the newest, most cutting-edge vehicles can give a glimpse at how plastics will continue to "drive" future automotive innovation. These vehicles represent ...
The coal industry didn't see its own collapse coming. Will single use plastics be the same? The thing about change is, it's rarely linear. One year, we're predicting coal use will grow for decades to come. Not long after, businesses, utilities and even entire countries are breaking up with coal. Sure, the battle's ...
The EU is waging war against plastic waste as part of an urgent plan to clean up Europe's act and ensure that every piece of packaging on the continent is reusable or recyclable by 2030. Following China's decision to ban imports of foreign recyclable material, Brussels on Tuesday launched a plastics ...
One of the big issues with plastic is that it isn't biodegradable and ends up in our seas and can hurt animals and ecosystems. Some types of avoidable plastics are: drinking straws, cups, drinking bottles and cutlery. People often use these items in high street eateries and Fast Food outlets. We want to know what you think, ...
Being a plastics engineer means you're in select company among a larger group of plastics professionals. These engineers have their own vocabulary, flavored with acronyms and idioms, as well as distinct character traits, and above all possess a keen interest in all things plastic. Engineer image generic.
The Municipality of Colchester, and others across the country and beyond, have been forced to stockpile the materials since July when the Chinese government announced a ban on imports of 24 categories of recyclables and solid waste, including waste plastics, by the end of 2017. The Nova Scotia ...
SYDNEY -- China is no longer accepting certain types of plastics for recycling, but it shouldn't cause concern for residents in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. "The big message we want to get out is we are still recycling the material even though we haven't shipped any out in a few months. We intend ...
The plastic hit the fan in Nova Scotia this month. Environment Minister Iain Rankin met with solid waste managers and committee heads from around the province on Thursday at Halifax city hall to sort the issue of once-recyclable plastics that Municipalities can no longer find a market for. "Definitely ...
Highlighting the issue of plastics pollution, May said that people in the future would be "shocked at how today we allow so much plastic to be produced needlessly," reported the Guardian. The only immediate new policy, however, was to extend a 5 pence charge for plastic bags to smaller shops in England, ...
Boise is partnering with a Salt Lake City company to turn some hard-to-break-down recyclables into diesel. (Sustainable Initiatives Fund Trust/Flickr). January 12, 2018. Boise, Idaho - Boise has found a new destination for some plastics after China announced it will no longer accept certain recyclables. China has been a ...
... put some joined-up thinking at the heart of her strategy." May, who said she regularly recycles and has barn owl, bat, and bird boxes in her garden, said she would look at plastic bottle deposits and would launch a call for evidence next month on whether to impose taxes or charges on single use plastics.

London -- Ever since China announced last year that it no longer wanted to be the "world's garbage dump," recycling about half of the globe's plastics and paper products, Western nations have been puzzling over what to do when the ban went into effect, which it did on Jan. 1. The answer, to date, ...
Marine biologists note that plastics are especially harmful to sea life. Turtles mistake bags for prey, eat them, and die as a result. Microplastics are consumed by smaller sea animals and make their way into the food chain. Some of these contain chemicals like Bisphenol A, which we then ingest while eating ...
Washington -- Ten new members will go into the plastics Hall of Fame at an awards dinner during NPE2018, the plastics Academy announced Jan. 4. The plastics Academy will induct them May 6 at NPE in Orlando, Fla. "These new inductees proudly represent the length and breadth of our great industry ...
"war on Waste" put tracking devices into "soft" plastics collection bins at two major supermarket chains in Australia. The results were pretty damning for one of the supermarkets. One of the tracked loads went to landfill and the other went to China. When the contractor was asked where the plastic went, they ...
Chicago (WBBM Newsradio) -- Elected officials and activists are celebrating new regulations going into effect to protect The Great Lakes, and they're vowing to do more as the White House and Congress look to erode such protections. They gathered today at the Shedd Aquarium, as a federal ban on the ...
Leon spoke to plastics recycling Update in mid-December, laying out a timeline of impacts his operation experienced throughout 2017 and providing a detailed picture of the current recovered plastics market. The difficulties and adjustments that have defined Fosimpe's business over the past year help ...
The group acknowledges it is working toward goals that are similar to those of the New plastics economy Initiative and other marine plastics efforts. But NextWave stresses that the work is complementary, not competitive, and it says it is "committed to staying engaged to ensure that complementarity persists ...
Boise has found a way for city residents not only to keep recycling plastics 3 through 7, which Republic Services says it can no longer use, but to expand plastics recycling to items that couldn't be recycled until now. Those include plastic shopping bags, foam egg cartons, cereal box liners and candy ...
TreeHugger Katherine recently wrote about how Britain is frantic now that China won't take plastic waste, but this is a much bigger deal that; Rob Watson calls January 1, 2018 a "Sputnik moment", where everything changes in the entire plastics and recycling industry. Watson is a founder of LEED and is ...
FREMONT - The plastics Group, a Fremont manufacturer that makes molds and plastic for kayaks, gas cans, slides, pipe fixtures and more will close by March 5, putting at least 200 people out of work. The company's interim Chief Executive Officer Dennis Gerrard confirmed Thursday that the plant at 2101 ...
BOISE - The new year brings new changes to what you can and cannot recycle in southern Idaho. Republic Services, which collects trash from Ada, Canyon and Elmore counties, will no longer accept certain types of plastics to be recycled. Aiming to reduce contamination, the Chinese government is putting ...
Plastic bags are produced, printed and packaged at Shields Bag and printing Company in Yakima, Wash., Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. The company, that began operations in 1935 making paper packing products with printed labels, began making plastic products used in the food industry, shrink packaging, ...
Industry veteran Peter Herrmann has self-published a tell-all book about the evolutionary use of plastics in the auto industry. "plastics Exposed: The Incredible Story of How plastics Came to Dominate the American Automobile," is peppered with personal anecdotes about a new life in America. Herrmann ...
Simon Ellin, chief executive of the UK recycling Association, said his members had already seen lower grade plastics piling up and warned urgent action was needed. "You can already see the impact if you walk round some of our members' yards," he said. "Plastic is building up and if you were to go ...
Republic Services picks up paper, aluminum and plastics in southwest Idaho communities from Middleton to Mountain Home. The company is no longer accepting plastics numbered 3-7, which includes things like pipes, plastic bags, some food containers and plastic utensils.
Edinburgh Parks manufacturer Mastec is seeking unspecified damages against competitor Trident plastics after the Federal Court found Trident of misleading and deceptive conduct by using confidential drawings owned by Mastec to produce its own range of wheelie bins. Justice Richard White said St ...
Plastic reclaimers have submitted price bids for bales generated on the East Coast that are similar to those paid in late 2017. High-density PE containers are moving for 32 cents to 33 cents per pound (truckload quantity picked up). This is down a very tiny bit from December's price. In comparison, the top ...
Chicago -- Indian plastics processors are increasing their production of compounds, rigid products and biaxially oriented polypropylene film, according to an executive with that country's largest resin supplier. "India still has low per-capita plastics consumption, even though it's becoming a big plastics ...
One such win was the implementation of the plastics ban. Through this move, more than 10 years in the making, Kenya once again took the world stage, making her firm stance against the environmental scrooge that is plastic. While critics claim that the ban is heavy-handed, coming at a cost that some ...
22 fire has led to the shutdown of a plastics feedstocks plant operated by Formosa plastics Corp. USA in Point Comfort, Texas. No one was injured in the fire, which broke out around 3 a.m. at a unit making ethylene, propylene and other materials. The cause of the fire, according to a report filed with the ...
Because shale gas is so inexpensive, it has become the preferred choice for making plastics. Hydrocarbons are hydrocarbons. The same basic chemistry that makes plastics from oil can also be modified to make them from shale gas. Of course, it can also make them from plants, but where's the profit for ...
The global waste industry is about to be thrown into turmoil as China is set to implement its threat to shut its door on almost all categories of plastic and poor quality cardboard and paper. It is the world's biggest processor of recyclable materials. Ireland, which has little capacity to recycle plastic, has been ...
"Our council, along with the Ministry of commerce and Industry, has worked on a strategy to increase the country's plastic exports as the $800-billion global export market presents a huge opportunity," said Pradip Thakkar, chairman, The plastics Export Promotion Council (PLEXCONCIL), which represents ...
scientists and environmental protection advocates are warning that a coming plastics boom could lead to a permanent state of pollution on the planet--and denouncing the fossil fuel industry for driving an increase in plastics production amid all that's known about the material polluting the world's oceans.
We have a whole world of plastic that needs to be replaced with other biodegradable materials. We have come to rely on this indestructible modern material for every single facet of daily life. The food you ate today was probably sold in plastic packaging, the vehicle you transport yourself in has plastic ...
The global plastic binge which is already causing widespread damage to oceans, habitats and food chains, is set to increase dramatically over the next 10 years after multibillion dollar investments in a new generation of plastics plants in the US. Fossil fuel companies are among those who have ploughed ...
Woods was there to seal a $10bn agreement with the state-owned Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) to build the world's largest plastics facility on the Texas coast, the spearhead of a US boom that will create an enormous new glut of bottles, food packaging, polyester clothing and other products ...
WASHINGTON - A new report released today by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) examines the plastics industry's knowledge of the ocean plastics problem, answering the question: When did industry become aware of the problems caused by their products, and what did they do about ...
Hong Leong Asia Ltd. has sold its Malaysian plastics business to Viscount plastics for A$3.61 million (US$2.75 million). Rex plastics (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Leong Asia (HLA), was sold to Viscount plastics (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., HLA company secretary Ng Siew Ping said ...
Stock in German plastics maker Covestro, a unit of drugs group Bayer, are powering ahead, reaching €85 ($100) on Monday and up 250 percent from the fall of 2015, when it was spun off as a separate company. Its earnings have risen steadily from quarter to quarter, and the stock has surged more than ...
Effective Monday, Dec. 4, 2 Rivers Industries, Inc. at 659 Clinic Rd, Hannibal, will no longer accept #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7 plastics for recycling. This is a reluctant but necessary change. China has put up a "Green Fence" that has had a major impact on recycling U.S. plastics. Executive Director & CEO ...
We know that disposable plastics have few redeeming qualities, if any (outside of healthcare professions, which I consider a separate category). I'm talking about convenience packaging -- food containers, to-go cups, cutlery, water bottles, soda bottles, cotton swabs, straws, cosmetics tubes, grocery bags, ...
The polymeric materials division at the Royal Institute of technology, has been doing research and development of protein plastics since the late 1990's, often together with the group headed by Professor Eva Johansson at the Swedish Agricultural University, Department of Plant Breeding. There is an ...


 

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