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European plastics industry concerned about plastic bag bans

The European plastics industry has expressed concerns over plans to limit the use of plastic bags across the European Union, suggesting that the move might have a negative impact on trade in packaged goods in Europe.
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California to ban single-use plastic bags

California lawmakers have passed a bill that could ban single-use plastic bags in the state, the first such ban in the U.S.
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Global polycarbonate capacity to grow more than 5% by 2018

The global polycarbonate market is set to increase by 3.2% in 2013, with demand reaching 3.7 million metric tons.
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Italian plastics firm to open plant in Tennessee

Italian plastics company So.F.Ter Group has announced plans to open its first U.S. operation in Tennessee. The company said that it will invest $11.5 million in the facility in Wilson County, which will initially employ 50 people.
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Dow Chemical to build specialty material production units on US Gulf Coast

Midland, Mich.-based Dow Chemical Co. announced Monday its plans to build several new, specialty material production units aligned to its high value Performance Plastics franchise on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
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Worker burned in Texas chemical plant explosion

An explosion and fire was reported Monday at the AkzoNobel polymer chemicals plant in La Porte, Texas, about 25 miles southeast of Houston.
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Recycling rate for plastic bags, films growing in US, ACC report shows

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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US plastics industry export grows in 2012

According to new data from the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), the end of 2011 marked a growth for the U.S. plastics industry, with the first recorded job increase since 1999.
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Demand for recycled plastics grows in North America

Canada managed to increase the amount of packaging and other plastic products recycled in 2011 by almost a quarter compared to figures from 2010, a recent report from recycling solutions provider Moore Recycling Associates has shown.
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