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Wax worm caterpillar will eat plastic shopping bags: New solution to plastic waste?

Wax worm caterpillar will eat plastic shopping bags: New solution to plastic waste?

Generally speaking, plastic is incredibly resistant to breaking down. That's certainly true of the trillion polyethylene plastic bags that people use each and every year. But researchers may be on track to find a solution to plastic waste. The key is...
PE market ready for increased capacity

PE market ready for increased capacity

Three new capacity projects are set to come on line that could add as much as 4 billion pounds of production capacity to the market next year. Similar projects expected in 2017 could boost capacity by another 6 billion pounds.
PLASTIC BAGS ARE EASIEST TO RECYCLE

PLASTIC BAGS ARE EASIEST TO RECYCLE

Recently an article published in Mother Earth Living came to my attention. Below is a letter of rebuttal from Pete Grande, President of Command Packaging, Inc. in response to an article which appeared in the Mother Earth News
Nova, Borealis, Total to form PE/ethylene JV

Nova, Borealis, Total to form PE/ethylene JV

Nova Chemicals Corp. and Borealis AG are forming a joint venture with Total Petrochemicals that will include a new 1.35 billion pound capacity polyethylene resin unit in Bayport, Texas.
USED PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS CAN BE CONVERTED INTO DIESEL FUEL

USED PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS CAN BE CONVERTED INTO DIESEL FUEL

Living in a culture that is inundated with stuff made from plastic, from shopping bags to toys to car parts... University of Illinois have found that these used plastic shopping bags can be converted into a compatible drop-in diesel fuel