Plastic may soon trump coal as climate killer in US: study

By |2021-10-22T15:02:44+00:00October 22nd, 2021|Recent News|

The U.S. plastics industry’s contribution to climate change is on course to surpass that of coal-fired power plants by 2030, a new study has found. Plastics are responsible for generating at least 232 million tons of carbon-based emissions per year — an amount equivalent to the average emissions from 116 average-sized coal-fired facilities, according to the report,

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US Aerosol Associations Collaborate on Virtual Educational Courses

By |2021-09-21T15:00:08+00:00September 21st, 2021|Recent News|

The U.S. Aerosol Associations has announced the launch of the "Mist: Understood Aerosol and Pressurized Packaging Virtual Classroom"—an online educational platform covering the aerosol and pressurized packaging category.  The Virtual Classroom offers a range of beginner-level 101 courses at launch, covering topics like containers, propellants, caps, actuators, valves and recycling. Read more

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Aerosol & Pressurized Packaging Virtual Classroom launches to provide free, on-demand industry learning

By |2021-09-15T17:51:07+00:00September 15th, 2021|Recent News|

U.S. aerosol associations collaborate with global suppliers and trusted organizations to provide educational courses on the aerosol and pressurized packaging category via modern online platform… The Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB), Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO), Eastern Aerosol Association (EAA), Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA), National Aerosol Association (NAA), and Southern Aerosol Technical Association (SATA) announced

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California is back at the center of plastics recycling debate

By |2021-09-15T17:49:31+00:00September 15th, 2021|Recent News|

Producers would need to meet strict criteria to use the “chasing arrows” symbol on their plastic packaging in California under a bill approved by lawmakers last week. An industry group says the move will harm polypropylene recycling. Senate Bill 343 passed the California Assembly on Sept. 8 and passed the state Senate on Sept. 9.

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Vessel Delays and Bottlenecks are Reappearing from China

By |2021-08-11T18:16:03+00:00August 11th, 2021|Recent News|

Shippers continue to complain about delays and the unevenness of the supply chain as the shipping lines and ports struggle to manage against dramatic increases in volumes and external challenges to their operations from recent outbreaks of new variants of the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts are warning that with delays again on the rise and transportation

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Fully-Recyclable Sandwich Packaging to be Trialed in UK Supermarkets

By |2021-08-09T15:37:57+00:00August 9th, 2021|Recent News|

Greencore Group plc (‘Greencore’ or the ‘Group’), a leading UK manufacturer of convenience foods, is delighted to announce that, in partnership with the Co-op and Sainsbury’s, it will soon commence ‘test and learn’ trials of an all fibre plastic free recyclable sandwich skillet in stores across the UK. Read more

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Cal/OSHA board members call for transparency around California’s workplace outbreaks

By |2021-07-28T15:44:18+00:00July 28th, 2021|Recent News|

Members of California’s workplace safety board are questioning the state’s tight-lipped approach to releasing information about COVID-19 workplace outbreaks after reviewing an investigation by this news organization that found most county health departments — as well as the California Department of Public Health — are refusing to make specific outbreak data public. Read more

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May Steel Shipments Up 46.2 Percent From Prior Year

By |2021-07-20T17:58:34+00:00July 20th, 2021|Recent News|

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of May 2021, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,987,038 net tons, a 46.2 percent increase from the 5,461,851 net tons shipped in May 2020.  Shipments were up 1.8 percent from the 7,845,008 net tons shipped in the previous month, April

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