Products sold in virgin plastic bottles and containers will cost consumers in France up to 10% more than those in recycled plastic materials. On the home front, Santa Barbara is launching a full-scale offensive against plastic straws.
Milliken and Co. (Spartanburg, SC) is featured in the first installment of a series centered on a proliferation of polyethylene and polypropylene resin and additive products for packaging from major suppliers.
The first “giant sucking sound” came in the wake of the NAFTA agreement, when many people predicted dire consequences for American workers. The new giant sucking sound just may be efforts to remove CO2 from the atmosphere to keep climate change at bay.
An article by Clare Goldsberry on the renaissance of paper straws inspired Rod Groleau, founder and Director of RJG Inc. (Traverse City, MI), to remind everyone that “the plastic straw is a marvel of our technology.”
Brazilian resin supplier Braskem has introduced an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer derived from sugarcane. The first application of the material is in flip-flop footwear developed by San Francisco-based Allbirds, which has attracted investment from Leonardo DiCaprio.