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More recycling containers could be on the way for MaconBibb County households The Operations and Finance Committee approved Tuesday a resolution to purchase 4320 recycling bins Since a revamped recycling program was expanded countywide in January MaconBibb has been able to reduce waste going into a landfill by 8 percent said Solid Waste Director Kevin Barkley Recycling has saved us 30000 in disposal fees since January he said during Tuesdays meeting The full County Commission is expected to v.. More information...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016
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According to an article on KeepMeCurrentcom Falmouth Maine residents of Freeport Maine voted 804 to 501 to ban singleuse plastic bags from certain stores Tuesday June 14 2016 The ordinance was suggested by residents Elly Bengtsson and Meredith Broderick in 2014 when the two attended Freeport High School Now an estimated 2 millionplus singleuse bags will be removed annually from Freeports waste stream Bengtsson told the news site Now a conversation has been sparked about the harmful effects plas.. More information...

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Plastics manufacturer A Schulman Inc on Tuesday reported a 16 revenue increase in the May quarter bolstered by its Citadel acquisition last year Stripping Citadel sales however revenue would have declined about 4 from the yearago period on weakness across segments Shares down 31 this year fell 13 to 2090 in afterhours trading Ohiobased Schulman has been investigating possible misrepresentation of product quality at some plants it bought as part of its Citadel acquisition last year Schulman ha.. More information...

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According to the American Chemical Society we use more than 27 million tons of plastics polycarbonates to make things you use every day baby bottles CDs LED screens eyeglass lenses and smartphones Over time those plastics decompose and leach a industrial toxic chemical called bisphenol BPA into the environment Researchers from IBM Researchs Almaden lab in San Jose California announced they created a new onestep chemical process that converts these BPA plastics into plastics that can be used for.. More information...

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PRISM Plastics a leading highprecision plastic product company has acquired Meadville Pennsylvaniabased Tech Molded Plastics Inc a fullservice injection molded plastics company specializing in tight tolerance precision molding and production injection molds PRISM Plastics President Rod Bricker made the announcement PRISM Plastics continues to experience a strong and steady growth trajectory fueled by our commitment to The PRISM Wayan operational mindset geared toward lean manufacturing processe.. More information...

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Maraud municipality will impose ban on selling plastic carry bags in its limit from July 3 A decision regarding this was taken at the steering committee meeting convened on last Thursday The municipality plans implement the programme by giving awareness to the public instead of imposing fine on merchants who sell plastic carry bags The local body will give two cloth bags to each house in the municipal area Besides Kudumbasree and ASHA workers will collect plastic bags from each house in order .. More information...

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Plastics Injection Moulded Products IMP business recently invested in a 3D printer that has been installed at their Innovation Development Center in Bilzen Belgium Innovation is a key factor to the growth and success of any business and integral part of IMPs strategy As published in Harvard Business Review March 2013 Issue 3D Printing will change the world and can be considered a small evolutionary step for traditional printers Instead these printers put down layers of plastic resin to create .. More information...

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Belgian chemicals group Solvay is pressing ahead with the sale of two noncore units as part of its efforts to streamline operations and refocus on specialty materials sources familiar with the situation said The world39s largest producer of soda ash is close to kicking off a process to sell its fibre business Acetow which was initially put under review in late 2014 the sources said It also plans to sell its polyamide business in a separate process they said Solvay was not immediately availabl.. More information...

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Tension in the European petrochemical industry is palpable with the vote on Thursday on whether the UK will remain part of the European Union sources said It has been a stormy campaign mirrored by the stormy weather hitting France and the UK in the early hours before Thursdays vote As many woke to the travel chaos it allowed time to reflect on the importance of the vote in the realisation that tomorrow really could be a very different day This is not just an issue that has impacted UK citize.. More information...

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The planned plastic blag levy should be implemented gradually considering that plastic is the main packaging material for food and beverage Chairman of the Executive Board the Indonesian Consumer Foundation YLKI Tulus Abadi said that the government must set the criteria for plastics subject to levy Plastic packagings or bags with hazardous substance should be the top priority to minimize their use and to lower the environmental risks posed A criteria must be set on what type of plastic to be s.. More information...