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Plastics Makers Hail Highland Park, Illinois' New Recycling Program as a Step in the Right Direc(1)

This week the Highland Park City Council voted unanimously to adopt a program that will bring at-store recycling bins to more of its major retailers. The program applies to stores larger than 10,000 square feet, which will provide one or more recycling bins in entrance areas with signs to educate consumers about the importance of recycling. The following statement may be attributed to Shari Jackson, director of the Progressive Bag Affiliates of the American Chemistry Council.


New Plastics Recycling Website for Recycling Professionals

Numerous organizations dedicated to increasing plastics recycling have launched a new website (www.RecycleYourPlastics.org) to aggregate the etensive but often far-flung information on plastics recycling that eists on the Internet. The site is designed to offer an easy-to-use gateway for information on plastics recycling, in an effort to help enable epanded collection and recycling of plastics across the United States.


Global Plastics Industry Launches Action Plan for Solutions on Marine Litter

Plastics industry leaders from across the world met this week in Dubai to create a global action plan for solutions on marine litter. This action plan describes actions to be taken and progress to be reported by signatories in 2012. Today approimately 100 projects have been identified, which will be carried out in 32 countries, in addition to the global activities supported by all signatories.


ACC Expresses Concern with Safe Chemicals Act

In testimony before a joint legislative hearing of the full Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Subcommittee on Superfund, Toics and Environmental Health, American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO Cal Dooley epressed the Councils concerns with S. 847, the Safe Chemicals Act, and reiterated a desire to continue to work with Congress to update the Toic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


Anaheim Team Wins Second Year of Youth Recycling Challenge

By working hard and collecting more than 13,000 pounds of recyclable materials, the Anaheim Impact, a boys team comprised of players 13 and under representing the Anaheim Soccer Association, is the official winner of the 2011 Recycle. Goal. Competition, which challenges local youth soccer teams to recycle.


ACC: Senate Version of Pickens Plan Picks Winners and Losers

American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO Cal Dooley today issued the following statement in response to introduction of a U.S. Senate companion to the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions (NAT GAS) Act of 2011. The Senate bill (S. 1863) was announced by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC).


CPI Releases Low-Pressure Spray Foam Guidance Video

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has released a new video for professional installers to illustrate good safety practices for low-pressure, two-component spray polyurethane foam (SPF) application. The video, the latest of the free resources offered by CPI, is available to view or download from the CPI Spray Polyurethane Foam Health and Safety website, www.spraypolyurethane.org.


Plastics Recycling? There's an App for That

To encourage more plastics recycling, Plastics Make it Possible, an initiative sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council, has launched Bin It!, a fun and addictive new game that actually challenges people to recycle. Bin It! players toss plastic bottles into various recycling bins in the face of distracting animals, flashing cameras and tricky breezes.


American Chemistry Council Adds Fourteen Manufacturers in 2011

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) at its November board of directors meeting today approved Virent, Inc., as a new regular member. The company joins thirteen other chemical manufacturers approved this year. The Council also approved two Responsible Care Partner companies.


The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry Issues Call for Papers and Posters for 2012 Conference

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council is issuing a call for papers and posters to be presented at the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, scheduled for September 24-26, 2012, at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the premier technical conference for the polyurethanes industry in the North America, bringing together eperts and business leaders throughout the field.


ACC Welcomes Energy Efficiency Discussion at White House GreenGov Symposium

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today applauded the federal governments attention to energy efficiency at the White House GreenGov Symposium. The event brings together leaders from government, the private sector, non-profits and academia to share best practices and discuss cutting-edge approaches for the future. Additional information is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/greengov/symposium.