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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.


Polyurethanes Industry Seeks Innovation Award Nominations

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council today announced the call for entries for its 2012 Polyurethane Innovation Award. The award winner will be announced during the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, which runs from Sept. 24 to 26 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta. Nominations for this years award must be received by CPI no later than 5 p.m. EDT on June 29. Click here for the award rules and entry form.


FDA Response To NRDC Petition On BPA Expected Today

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is epected to respond to a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to ban the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from food-contact materials. Shatter-resistant polycarbonate plastic and durable epoy resins, both made from BPA, are approved by the FDA and commonly used in reusable containers and food packaging.


FDA Closes the Book on NRDC's Petition

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced their decision to reject a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food-contact materials.


2012 Marks the 20th Anniversary of the Code of Practice for Petroleum Additive Lubricants

For the past 20 years, the Code of Practice (COP) has helped raise the bar for testing and performance of engine lubricants. As the American Chemistry Councils Petroleum Additives Panel celebrates this achievement, its members etend their thanks to all companies that demonstrated compliance with the COP and practitioners of the COP for their contributions to this endeavor.


New Facebook Community Dedicated to Plastics Recycling

The Recycle Your Plastics Facebook Page is an educational community devoted to sharing plastics recycling news and information. Users can look forward to receiving updates on tips, trends and opportunities in plastics recycling quickly and on a regular basis.


Spray Foam Coalition to Host Booth at ACI Home Performance Conference

The Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) of the American Chemistry Councils Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) will be at the Affordable Comfort Institutes (ACI) National Home Performance Conference in Baltimore from March 27 to 29 to promote the benefits of spray polyurethane foam.


ACC Applauds Senate Defeat of NAT GAS Act Amendment

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to the Menendez/Burr NAT GAS Act Amendment (1782) to the Senate Highway Bill (S. 1813), which the Senate today rejected on a vote of 51-47. The legislation would have etended ta credits for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and the construction of related infrastructure.


60,000 Emergency Responders Receive Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training; TRANSCAER Program First of Its Kind

More than 60,000 emergency responders across 37 states have received training in the safe handling and distribution of anhydrous ammonia by TRANSCAER (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response), a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities in preparing for and responding to a possible hazardous material transportation incident.


ACC: Senate Boiler MACT Amendment Supports U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

ACC issued the following statement in support of Amendment No. 1660, offered by Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), in the Senate transportation bill. The amendment contains the language of the bipartisan EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011 (S. 1392), otherwise known as Boiler MACT legislation.