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Plastics Industry Association CEO Tony Radoszewski was a voice in the wilderness when he testified to Congress about the health benefits of single-use plastics during the pandemic — he was drowned out by a gaggle of plastic haters.
Tony Radoszewski, President and CEO of the Plastics Industry Association, made his remarks at a briefing titled, “Plastic Production, Pollution and Waste in the Time of COVID-19: The Life-Threatening Impact of Single-Use Plastic on Human Health.”
Earlier this week, the Pentagon signed a memorandum of agreement with the U.S International Development Finance Corp. to support projects that create, expand, or restore domestic industrial capabilities in response to COVID-19.
The Plastic Waste Reduction and Recycling Act introduced in Congress is getting attention and support from the Recycling Partnership, American Chemistry Council, and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
The compounder has expanded output of its medical-grade TPEs to meet increased demand because of COVID-19 and shifted some production from China to the United States to support customers that are reshoring operations.
Shuttering a plastics facility, even if it is not intuitively obvious how that plant fits into the global health supply chain, could inadvertently impact our ability to fight and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act, introduced by Democratic lawmakers, would require plastics producers to collect and recycle their own waste, create a nationwide drink-container refund scheme and phase out certain single-use plastic...
“We hope [the deal] paves the way forward for a reduction, or elimination, in tariffs; an increase in market access; and a less adversarial relationship between the world’s two largest economies,” said Plastics Industry Association President and...