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August 13, 2019
Piovan - BB1

McDonald’s new paper straws aren’t recyclable, company says

The fast food company switched its straws from plastic to paper in June 2018, but says the new straws are too thick to recycle.

Huntsman selling two chemical units to Indorama Ventures for $2 billion

The company is selling its chemical intermediates and its surfactants units to Thailand-based Indorama.

Canadian wage growth climbs to highest mark since 2009: StatsCan

But the unemployment rate moved up to 5.7% as Canada shed 24,200 jobs, the agency also said.

Bunting Magnetics rebrands on its 60th anniversary

The magnetic technology supplier's group-wide rebranding will bring all subsidiaries under the single brand name of “Bunting”.
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Special Reports 
Special Reports

Building schoolrooms from plastic waste in West Africa

Conceptos Plasticos, a Colombian non-profit group, has partnered with UNICEF to collect plastic waste in the West African country of Côte d'Ivoire and turn it into modular plastic bricks to build classrooms. » Read More
Special Reports

Straw maker Stone Straw fights back with bioplastic straws

Traditional plastic straws are an endangered species nowadays, which is why this well-known Brantford, Ont.-based extruder is making the move to an eco-friendly plant-based alternative. » Read More

8th Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit Summit

Aug. 20-22, 2019
Location: Location: Detroit, Mich.
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LSR 2019

Sept. 9-12, 2019
Location: Schaumburg, Ill.
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Polymers in Flooring

Sept. 17-18, 2019
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
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