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USA
Ambitious legislation focuses on plastics issues / Recycling front and centre / Bans on some single-trip products foreseen / Plastics industry voices support
09.08.2019
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
Chemours sues DuPont over PFOA liability / ECHA proposes SVHC listing for “GenX” / Moody's downgrades spin-off
30.07.2019
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Fluoropolymer intermediate PFOA added to Stockholm Convention POP list / Non-member US is pursuing action independently
24.05.2019
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
California to debate new restrictions / Recycling and reuse would be mandated by 2030
12.03.2019
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Ineos chairman Jim Ratcliffe hits out at EU “green” taxes and shale disadvantage / Open letter to the commission / “Nobody seriously invests in Europe”
15.02.2019
IRELAND
Working group to develop plastics waste policy / National study for meeting EU single-use targets
05.12.2018
SANITIZED
Antimicrobial additive for flexible polymer applications
20.09.2018
ARKEMA
Emergency workers allege health risks from hurricane-hit Texas plant / USD 1m lawsuit
13.09.2017
ARKEMA
Organic peroxides plant explodes in Texas / Hurricane floods damage cold-storage units
31.08.2017
US RECYCLING
Plastics association with guide for environmentally friendly sales to government / Annual volume of USD 10 tr
22.03.2017
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
US EPA set to evaluate chemicals for risk / New system emulates REACH
20.01.2017
USA
Appointments to Trump cabinet have ties to industry / ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson to be secretary of state / Fracking proponents at the helm / “Foxes guarding henhouses”
21.12.2016
USA
Shale gas carousel turns faster / Giant field found in west Texas / President-elect Trump expected to promote fracking / Much of new plastics output earmarked for export
30.11.2016
SYMPHONY
Pakistan International Airways agrees to use “d2w” technology in its plastic packaging / Business Dynamics signs deal to introduce oxo-biodegradable bags
13.06.2016
CABOT
Restructuring to boost profitability / Indonesian plant to close / Plastics business holds up well
20.11.2015
SHALE GAS
New EPA draft assessment finds “no evidence” that fracking harms drinking water / Agency still advises caution / Conclusions are non-binding as states call the tune
11.06.2015
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
EPA adds BPA, phthalates and flame retardants to watchlist / Some choices questioned
03.11.2014
C3 PETROCHEMICALS
EPA permit paves way for massive Texas propane dehydrogenation plant / Start-up expected in 2015
20.06.2014
SHALE GAS
German anti-fracking groups mobilise against Baltic coast test drilling / US study finds Environmental Protection Agency underestimated methane emissions from gas fields
22.04.2014
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
EPA begins risk assessment for four flame retardant chemicals / 50 substitutes identified
04.04.2013
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
BPA studies often evaluated under the wrong criteria, says US toxicologist / Exposure levels tend to be "too low to mimic estrogen“
18.03.2013
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
New study warns of health risks associated with plastic bag bans / Reusable cloth alternatives found to contain E. coli bacteria / Authors discern rise in food related deaths following San Francisco ordinance
30.01.2013
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
EPA identifies substitutes for decaBDE flame retardants / US phase-out from 2013
06.08.2012
EXXONMOBIL
New ethane cracker and PE plants at Baytown / Cheap US shale gas gives price advantage
05.06.2012
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
FDA amends DEHP plasticiser regulations for bottled water
05.01.2012
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