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Metro eliminates single-use plastic shopping bags in all its food stores and pharmacies

The move will prevent the circulation of more than 330 million of these bags annually, the grocery store chain says.

Single-use plastic to be phased out in U.S. public lands

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland has issued an order to phase out single-use plastic products at national parks and federal lands by 2032.

New rules ban many single-use plastics in Scotland

The ban means it will be an offence punishable by a fine for businesses in Scotland to provide certain single-use plastic items.

The Circular Plastic Taskforce partners to launch pilot to optimize sortation of flexible packaging

The project marks the start of Phase II of the CPT, which aims to carry out or support projects to improve the recycling of all plastic packaging in Canada.

Timex introduces new watch made from single-use, ocean-bound plastic

The watches are made in partnership with #tide, an organization that works to prevent new plastics from entering the ocean.

DuPont divests biomaterials business unit to Huafon Group

Huafon has relaunched the unit as an independent business called Covation Biomaterials.
Sponsored Spotlight 


Easylink+ is the automatic coupling station developed by the Piovan Group to guarantee reliable, complete material traceability while ensuring simplified maintenance and constant production quality. The simple design of Easylink+ facilitates management and maintenance, limits wear and tear of the components, and ensures the utmost reliability even under severe operating conditions. » Learn more
Special Reports 

Local efforts have cut plastic waste on Australia’s beaches by almost 30% in 6 years

When efforts to control waste plastic are combined with tools and infrastructure, they become more effective. » Read more

Quantum physics offers insights about leadership in the 21st century

Like scientists, business leaders need to be able to manage rapid change and ambiguity in a non-linear, multi-disciplinary and networked environment. » Read more
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TEMPRO plus Temperature Controllers

Latest design in technology and operation! In pressurized operation, a gauge ensures that the internal pressure is always 1 bar min. over the steam pressure curve. Because of the smaller heat exchanger there flows less circulating water. As a result, the preheating time and the cool down period have been reduced. A variety of pumps are available, ranging from submersible maintenance-free pumps to magnetically-coupled stainless steel pumps and frequency-controlled energy-efficient high-end pumps. » Learn more

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June 14-15, 2022
Wheeling, Ill.
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Silicone Expo 2022

June 21-23, 2022
Detroit, Mich.
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SPE Precision Extrusion Topcon

June 21-23, 2022
Nashville, Tenn.
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