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Report indicates continued U.S. plastics industry growth in 2021

Real plastics industry shipments are expected to increase 2.2 per cent this year following a 0.9 per cent decrease last year, according to the Plastics Industry Association's latest Size & Impact report.

SPE thermoforming division honours James Alongi with Lifetime Achievement Award

Alongi is president of Maac Machinery Corp. in Carol Stream, Ill., and has been a member of the division for nearly 25 years.

Judge dismisses Greenpeace recycling lawsuit against Walmart

Greenpeace didn’t have grounds to sue under California law, the judge ruled.

McDonald’s ‘drastically reducing’ virgin plastics used in Happy Meal toys

The company plans to complete its global transition to more sustainable materials for Happy Meal toys by the end of 2025.

Silgan buying packaging solutions provider Gateway Plastics

The deal aims to expand Silgan's product offering in dispensing and specialty closures.

Microsoft, Sabic partner on new mouse with 20 per cent recycled ocean plastic shell

The Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse is Microsoft’s first product made with recycled ocean plastic.
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Special Reports 

Citizen science could help address Canada’s plastic pollution problem

Citizen scientists require relatively little scientific training and can provide scientifically valuable data on plastic pollution of marine ecosystems. » Read more

Good Natured Products helps two food suppliers minimize environmental impact

The food producers are introducing new crops and next-gen sustainable agriculture practices that are easier on the planet than some traditional growing methods. » Read more

SPE Thermoforming Conference

Sept. 19-22, 2021
Grand Rapids, MI
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Rotoplas 2021

Sept. 20-23, 2021
Rosemont, IL
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Molding 2021

Sept. 21, 2021
Rosemont, IL
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Pack Expo

Sept. 27-29, 2021
Las Vegas, NV
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