Latest Plastics manufacturing News

Monopoly maker Hasbro to cut plastic use in toy packaging

Aug. 20, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hasbro is giving plastic packaging the boot. The toy maker said Tuesday that all its packaging for new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022. It plans to stop using plastic bags, elastic bands and the shrink wrap that's usually found around Monopoly, Scrabble and other...

Trump claims credit for Shell plant announced under Obama

Aug. 13, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

MONACA, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for a major manufacturing complex in western Pennsylvania in his latest effort to reinvigorate the Rust Belt support that sent him to the White House. He was cheered on by fluorescent-vest-clad workers who were paid to attend by Shell,...

The Latest: Trump takes credit for plant announced in 2012

Aug. 13, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

MONACA, Pennsylvania (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the economy (all times local): 2:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is telling workers at Shell's soon-to-be completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex that the largest investment in the state's history would have never happened without me...

Holiday Inn owner to ditch mini shampoos to save seas

Jul. 30, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The fight to save the seas from plastic waste may mean the end for mini bottles of shampoo and other toiletries that hotel guests love to stuff into their luggage. The owner of Holiday Inn and InterContinental Hotels said Tuesday that its nearly 843,000 guest rooms are switching to bulk-size...

Cambodia fines waste importer, sets deadline for its return

Jul. 30, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A top customs official in Cambodia said Tuesday that a local company that illegally imported almost seven dozen shipping containers of plastic waste from the United States and Canada has been ordered to pay a fine of nearly $260,000, and will face criminal charges if the waste...

Indonesia returning 57 containers of developed world's waste

Jul. 9, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is sending dozens of containers of waste back to wealthy nations after finding it was contaminated with used diapers, plastic and other materials, adding to a growing backlash in Southeast Asia against being a dumping ground for the developed world's rubbish. The...

Big plastic user Japan fights waste ahead of G-20 summit

Jun. 26, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has a plastic problem. In a country where cleanliness and neat packaging have long been considered good service, almost everything, from single bananas to individual pieces of vegetables, pastries, pens and cosmetics is sold plastic-wrapped. But as world leaders descend on Osaka for the...