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US INDUSTRY
Congress reintroduces bill to extend producer responsibility, control resin production / Trade groups warn of stagnation in chemicals, plastics
11.12.2023
US REGULATION
Washington considers end of ‘chasing arrows' symbol / EPA says labels can be misleading / Industry calls for wider definition of recyclability
10.08.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America June 2023: Weak market fundamentals and falling feedstock prices depress polymer markets / Producers cut back capacities
05.07.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2023: Low prices in all segments except PS / Surplus with most types / Recovery in construction and automotive without an effect on prices / Weak start to the summer season
07.06.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2023: Widespread reductions despite a few plant outages / Feedstock prices softer / Revival in demand still on hold / May prices expected to be lower across the board
10.05.2023
POLYMER PRICES
North America February 2023: Feedstocks drive prices up for polypropylene and polystyrene / PVC rises due to exports / Tendency for surplus in all segments / March expected to be weak
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
POLYMER PRICES
North America December 2022: Widespread reductions / Good availability coincides with disinclination to buy / The many short-term production outages due to winter storms have little effect on prices / Weak start to the year
11.01.2023
PLASTICS INDUSTRY USA
Congress introduces Protecting Communities from Plastics Act / Opposition and counter proposal from trade associations
08.12.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America November 2022: General market weakness pushes most prices down / Only PE, PS, engineering thermoplastics see occasional rollover / Downward pressure to remain until end of year
07.12.2022
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
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Alliance to End Plastic Waste accused of greenwashing by UK thinktank / More resources, greater transparency planned / Update on project Stop
21.09.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America August 2022: Polymer prices plummet / Trend turnaround for PS, PA 6 / Falling feedstock costs, weak market base to push prices lower
14.09.2022
LOGISTICS
European trucking faces looming AdBlue shortage / US processors unhappy due to supply chain issues / Air freight share rises significantly / Container freight rates almost unchanged
25.08.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America July 2022: Most prices decline, but styrene-based thermoplastics see major hikes / Weak demand, full inventories / Benzene market calmer / Price reductions on the cards for August
17.08.2022
RECYCLING USA
California law requires all packaging to be recyclable or compostable in 10 years / Plastics packaging to be cut 25% / Industry to pay USD 5 bn to fight pollution, support communities
19.07.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America June 2022: Many large price reductions, except for styrene-based plastics / Demand slows in view of rising prices and interest rates / Poor prospects for upcoming months
13.07.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America May 2022: PE, PVC move sideways as PP nosedives / Precarious time for styrene drives up PS, PA 6 / Consumer demand slumps on high inflation / June expected mostly weaker
09.06.2022
POLYMER PRICES
North America April 2022: Reports of significant increases except for polyolefins / Polyamides in particular are picking up / Inflation and rising interest rates are likely to put pressure on demand / Further inflation in May
11.05.2022
RECYCLING USA
Plastics pollution probe launched in California / ExxonMobil issued subpoena
10.05.2022
UPDATE - USA
Plastics Pact calls for end of PS, EPS, and PVC packaging by 2025 / Group wants to eliminate 11 polymer products and materials
28.01.2022
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
US LEGISLATION
Industry groups attack plan to tax virgin resins / Income to be earmarked for spending programmes / Fees could reach EUR 380/t
01.10.2021
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