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UPDATE - PLASTICS AND HEALTH
Beyond Plastics report says PVC pipes add chemicals to tap water / Industry counters / Expert accuses report of "outright bias"
09.06.2023
USA
Biden administration introduces recycling proposals / Senate submits reclaim legislation / Greenpeace calls for decisive action against plastics waste exports
05.05.2023
US ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Citizen group sues EPA over approval of Chevron fuel based on plastics waste / Agency mulls tougher emissions regs for chemical plants
21.04.2023
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
US to finally regulate “forever chemicals” / EPA proposes limits for PFAS in drinking water / Europe also on the case
20.03.2023
PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY
US orders Denka to cut emissions from chloroprene plant / DuPont named in complaint / EPA aims for environmental justice
08.03.2023
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
ECHA takes aim at “forever chemicals” PFAS / Some 10,000 substances under review / Bans or restrictions could affect imports to Europe
24.02.2023
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
US lower house committee: chemical recycling does not support circularity, material recovery / Group tells EPA to retain waste processing classification for such tech
19.01.2023
PLASTICS INDUSTRY USA
Congress introduces Protecting Communities from Plastics Act / Opposition and counter proposal from trade associations
08.12.2022
PETROCHEMICALS USA
Bloomberg-backed anti-pollution campaign takes aim at US petchem expansion / Plastics industry fires back / EPA launches environmental justice office
10.10.2022
FORMOSA
District Court in Louisiana cancels environmental permits for Sunshine Project / Major petchem site under intense pressure
22.09.2022
US TAX LAW
“Superfund” environmental tax returns / Many plastics, intermediates affected / Levy unlikely to impact European market
07.09.2022
BASF
Virtual power agreements for US sites / Renewable solar, wind energy / Steps toward 2050 net zero target
11.08.2022
PLASTICS RECYCLING USA
US reclaim rate drops, waste generation soars / Senate introduces bill to improve recycling in rural America
24.05.2022
RECYCLING USA
Plastics pollution probe launched in California / ExxonMobil issued subpoena
10.05.2022
PETROCHEMICALS USA
EPA to review permit process for Louisiana plants / Focus on Gulf Coast petchems corridor dubbed “Cancer Alley”
25.04.2022
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
US EPA to remove two PFAS from safe list / Addresses contamination issues / Notifies fluorinated HDP industry
30.03.2022
BISPHENOL A
FDA under pressure as Europe moves to revise TDI for BPA / Critics claim Americans are “overexposed”
02.02.2022
WASTE MANAGEMENT USA
Environmental Protection Agency's strategy to improve municipal solid waste recycling / Plastics provisions in US infrastructure law
26.11.2021
PLASTICS AND SUSTAINABILITY
US trade organisation's report says plastics have lower environmental impact over lifecycle than other materials
04.11.2021
RECYCLING USA
American Chemistry Council proposes national strategy to advance circular economy for plastic packaging
22.07.2021
PLASTICS INDUSTRY USA
American resin makers rail against proposed pause for production permits / Claim jobs, growth at risk
21.06.2021
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
US retail giants CVS, Target and Walmart launch bag redesign initiative / USD 15m commitment
29.07.2020
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
Will the coronavirus pandemic turn the tide back to disposables? / US moves away from plastic bans / Industry will face “major challenges” in the aftermath
27.03.2020
USA
Draft legislation presents national strategy to combat plastics pollution / Proposed moratorium on new plastics plants / NYC bans single-use beverage bottles
18.02.2020
UPDATE - PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Massive explosion at petchem site in East Texas / Presumably TPC's C4 facilities
27.11.2019
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