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- SPI-backed packaging reform survives snag. Toloken, Steve // Plastics News;9/29/1997, Vol. 9 Issue 31, p4
Gives information as it relates to the opposition to a plastic proposal in the Unites States Congress, to slash the time it takes to approve food packaging, from Representative Thomas Bliley (R-Va). Why Bliley oppose the provision out of Food and Drug Administration reform legislation; Details...
- Calif. passes recycled-content bill. Renstrom, Roger // Waste News;9/16/96, Vol. 2 Issue 18, p29
Reports on the California Legislature's passage of a bill which would continue allowing industries to sell products in plastic containers. Reaction of bill proponents and opponents; Investments in plastic recycling equipment.
- Plastics see good year in state legislatures. Toloken, Steve // Plastics News;8/18/1997, Vol. 9 Issue 25, p4
Presents information on the success of the plastics industry in state legislatures around the United States. Response of consumer and environmental organizations to these successes; Industry's halt to plans to expand bottle bills in Massachusetts; Comments from Roger Bernstein, vice president...
- SPI wary of call for legislation tailored for children's health. Toloken, Steve // Plastics News;9/15/1997, Vol. 9 Issue 29, p15
Focuses on the request for legislation suited for children's health and its impact on the plastics industry. Reference to California's legislation; Comment from Lewis Freeman, vice president of government affairs for the Society of the Plastics Industry Incorporated in Washington.
- Congress approves bill pushed by SPI. Toloken, Steve // Plastics News;8/7/2000, Vol. 12 Issue 23, p38
Reports on the passage of a bill by the United States Congress on environmental regulations and worker safety standards in the plastics industry. Support of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. for the bill; Provisions of the bill.
- Kentucky considering bottle-deposit system. // Plastics News;9/7/1998, Vol. 10 Issue 28, p10
Reports that as a result of a bottle-deposit bill by Representative Greg Stumbo of Prestonburg, Kentucky, a twenty three member task force was formed and embarked on a study for the state's need for a container-deposit system. Identification of the sectors which the task force members came...
- Industry braces for battles with U.S., state regulators. Toloken, Steve // Plastics News;1/10/2000, Vol. 11 Issue 47, p19
Focuses on the legislative challenges to be faced by the plastics industry in the United States in 2000. Health issues surrounding chemicals leaching from plastics in medical devices and toys; Recycling and bottle bills; Impact of the proposed emissions standards by the Environmental Protection...
- PU intermediate plagued by misuse as 'date-rape drug'. McNulty, Mike // Plastics News;6/2/2003, Vol. 15 Issue 14, p3
The article reports on the need for regulating the use of the intermediate substance, 1,4 butanediol (BDO) which is used annually in chemical derivatives, polyurethanes and engineering plastics and as a solvent on coatings and inks in the U.S. However, when ingested it is metabolized in the body...
- Safety Needles Shot in the Arm for Plastics. Toloken, Steve // Plastics News;7/12/1999, Vol. 11 Issue 21, p4
Reports on the reaction of the plastics industry in the United States to a legislation that requires safety syringes and needles in health care facilities. Changing of current production and re-designing of current molds; Precaution among custom injection molders; Reason for launch of safety...