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ACC Recognizes Top Industry Achievement in Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Performance

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today presented its highest honor, the Responsible Care Company of the Year Award, to two member Companies: Celanese Corporation and Ethyl Corporation. This premier award recognizes those member companies that have enhanced and embraced the Responsible Care ethic of performance improvement and sustainability throughout their company.


Registration Now Open for Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference

Registration is now open for the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference. Held by the Center for the Polyurethane Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, the conference runs September 26 28, 2011, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.


Access to Plastics Recycling More Widespread Than Previously Believed

A study released today by Moore Recycling Associates Inc. found that a much larger portion of the U.S. population has ready access to recycle commonly used plastics than previously believed. Specifically the study, Plastics Recycling Collection: National Reach Study, found that 94 percent of Americans have access to recycle plastic bottles and 40 percent of the population also can recycle other types of plastic containers, such as yogurt cups, dairy tubs and lids.


Plastics Makers Welcome DOE's U.S. Drive Partnership

Plastics makers welcome U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chus recent announcement of U.S. Drive, a partnership with industry to accelerate the development of clean, advanced, energy-efficient technologies for cars and light trucks.


Plastic Bag Makers: Long Beach's Bag Ordinance Is Just Bad Policy

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today addressed the Long Beach City Councils passage of an ordinance that will ban free, convenient plastic shopping bags and ta paper bags. The following statement can be attributed to Tim Shestek, senior director of State Affairs for the American Chemistry Council.


ACC Applauds EPA Stay of Boiler Rules

ACC issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)s decision to stay its emission standards and regulatory requirements for industrial boilers (Boiler MACT) and solid waste incinerators (CISWI). EPA will stay the rules until the reconsideration process is complete, or a court case is finalized, whichever is earlier. Last month, ACC joined other industry groups in filing a petition with EPA requesting a stay of the rules pending reconsideration.


New Studies Underscore Potential for Increased Waste-to-Energy Facilities as Alternative Energy Sources

Today ACC released a series of case studies on four U.S. counties which turn municipal solid waste into energy using so-called waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities. The studies, which eamined facilities in Marion County, Oregon; Olmsted County, Minnesota; Palm Beach County, Florida; and Westchester County, New York, were conducted by Government Advisory Associates, Inc. of Westport, Connecticut.