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Recycling rate for plastic bags, films growing in US, ACC report shows

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More than 1 billion pounds of post-consumer plastic bags and films were collected for recycling in the United States in 2011, a new report from the American Chemistry Council has shown.
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Chemical plant explosion in China forces 20,000 to evacuate

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An explosion and fire Monday morning at a chemical plant in southwestern China injured at least five workers and forced the evacuation of more than 20,000 people in the area.
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World Health Organization warns of health risks from synthetic chemicals

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According to the global health watchdog, the danger comes from so-called "gender-bending" compounds that are very common in a range of everyday products, such as toys, baby bottles and credit cards.
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US looking to secure free trade deals with EU, Asia Pacific

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Negotiaions over proposed trade deals with the EU and countries in other key regions will be a perfect opportunity for American chemical producers to take advantage of the dramatic fall in production costs thanks to the abundance of shale gas.
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Occidental exec re-elected board chair of American Chemical Society

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William F. Carroll, vice president at Occidental Chemical Corp. in Dallas, Texas, has been re-elected chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
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Dow Chemical authorizes $1.5 billion share buy-back program

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The Dow Chemical Company announced Friday that its board of directors has approved a share buy-back program, authorizing the repurchase of up to $1.5 billion of the company's common stock.
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Stronger regulations on chemicals spur innovation, study finds

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Tougher rules to regulate hazardous chemicals have sparked the continuous invention of safer chemicals and accelerated the pace at which safer alternatives are developed, according to a new study.
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Texas, Louisiana lead US in planned 2013 chemical processing industry projects

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Nearly $12 billion in chemical processing industry projects are expected to start in 2013 in the U.S. Gulf Coast states, with Texas and Louisiana leading the way.
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US chemical industry shows sustained growth, hints at recovering housing market

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The American Chemistry Council's most recent Chemical Activity Barometer showed sustained growth for the sixth consecutive month.
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Explosion at Air Liquide plant kills one

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An explosion Saturday morning at the Air Liquide cylinder plant in La Porte, Texas, killed one worker and left another with serious burns.
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