2014: The Beginning of the End of Microplastics in Personal Care Products?

2014: The Beginning of the End of Microplastics in Personal Care Products?

Written by Erica Cirino Good news for those concerned with the Earth’s major plastic pollution problem: last year was not a good one for microplastics, particularly the tiny polyethylene exfoliating beads found in many popular face/body washes, soaps, scrubs and toothpastes. In 2014, a significant number of personal care product manufacturers managed to successfully eliminate the use of microbeads in […]

Plastic Bag Maker Buys Paper Bag Maker

Plastic Bag Maker Buys Paper Bag Maker

Sign of the Times? Here is a press release from Hilex Poly, a leading plastic bag manufacturer based in South Carolina. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 (Hartsville, S.C.) – Hilex Poly, a leading sustainable packaging company, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Duro Bag Manufacturing Company, a pioneer and innovator in the […]

Chitosan Bioplastic Enhances Plants As It Degrades

Chitosan Bioplastic Enhances Plants As It Degrades

Harvard University, March 3, 2014 – Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have developed a method to carry out large-scale manufacturing of everyday objects — from cell phones to food containers and toys — using a fully degradable bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells. The objects exhibit many of the same properties as those created with synthetic […]

Chicago’s Bag Ban Is Job Killer Says SPI

Chicago’s Bag Ban Is Job Killer Says SPI

Chicago, Illinois, April 29, 2014 – SPI, the Plastics Industry Trade Association released a statement today saying that Chicago’s proposed plastic bag ban is a job killer. SPI opposes the partial plastic bag ban which was approved by Chicago City Council’s Environmental Committee last week. The proposed ordinance will be voted on tomorrow, Wed., April […]

Portland 1st To Charge Fee on Plastic Dry Cleaner Bags

Portland 1st To Charge Fee on Plastic Dry Cleaner Bags

Portland, Maine, March 19, 2014 (PBBR) – The City of Portland, Maine is considering regulating plastic bags. The proposed ordinance would also regulate paper bags and dry cleaning bags. The ordinance will be the first in the U.S. that affects plastic dry cleaning bags. Portland’s ordinance, if passed into law, would mandate a ten cents […]

Pete Grande, Command Packaging Make smarterbags™Available Locally

Pete Grande, Command Packaging Make smarterbags™Available Locally

smarterbags™ Available at Local Grocers Los Angeles, CA (January 9, 2014) – Command Packaging, a US manufacturer of reusable shopping and restaurant bags, today announced a new partnership with Bunzl Distribution USA to bring smarterbags™ – bag ban compliant reusable plastic bags – to grocers in areas where bag bans have eliminated ultra-thin plastic t-shirt […]

Command Packaging Engineers smarterbags™

Los Angeles, CA, October 17, 2017 (PBBR) – Finally, a plastic bag manufacturer has stepped up to the plate to hit a home run for reusable bags. Although still made of plastic, the bags are thicker gauge plastic – 2.25 mil – which meets the reusable bag requirements set forth in a majority of plastic […]

Plastic Industry Comments on LA Plastic Bag Ban

Plastic Industry Comments on LA Plastic Bag Ban

The following is a news release responding to the L.A. Plastic Bag Ban from the American Progressive Bag Alliance who represents the plastic bag industry. This news release courtesy of PRNewswire. Note: Two statements in this release in which no validity is provided because there is none. . . . threatens the jobs of the […]

Cereplast Ready for Italian Plastic Bag Ban

Cereplast Ready for Italian Plastic Bag Ban

Seymour, Ind., June 4, 2013 (PBBR) – Italy’s plastic bag ban has created some controversy among members of the European Commission (EC). The United Kingdom, with beaches that are clogged with plastic litter, is fighting Italy on its plastic bag ban because it is not sanctioned by the EC under current rules of packaging. The […]

Bioplastic Bags Gaining Momentum in India and Italy

Bioplastic Bags Gaining Momentum in India and Italy

El Segundo, California, April 23, 2013 (PBBR) – Bioplastic resins used in the manufacture of single-use grocery bags are gaining momentum in India and Italy according to Cereplast, Inc. Cereplast, based in El Segundo, is receiving orders for its Cereplast Compostables® resins from the two countries in anticipation of stronger plastic bag regulations in both […]

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