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ACC Announces 2012 Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Award Winners

At the 21st Annual Responsible Care Conference and Epo this morning, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) honored 19 of its member companies for implementing energy-efficiency improvements in 2011. ACC presented a total of 67 awards to these companies, 16 of which were deemed programs of Eceptional Merit.

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ACC Welcomes Hearing on Report on Carcinogens

ACC issued the following statement regarding comments submitted to the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology concerning a joint subcommittee hearing eamining how the National Toicology Programs (NTP) Report on Carcinogens (RoC) uses science to meet its statutory obligations and its impact on jobs, and the economy.

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ACC Comments on Passage of House Cybersecurity Bill

ACC issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 3674, the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2012 (The PRECISE Act) as amended to include a representative from the chemical sector on the board of advisors to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.

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ACC Comments on the Use of Formaldehyde in Hair Smoothing Products

The use of formaldehyde/methylene glycol in hair smoothing and other cosmetic products in ecess of the limits recently established by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) does not align with the responsible formaldehyde stewardship practiced by members of the Formaldehyde Panel of ACC.

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Study: Over Seventy Percent of Americans Can Recycle Plastic Bags and Wraps Locally

A new study released today provides encouraging news about the state of plastics recycling in the U.S.: More than 91 percent of the U.S. population can recycle their plastic bags locally, and additionally, nearly 75 percent of people living in the U.S. can recycle other types of fleible plastic wraps in their own communities.