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March 19, 2013
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  • ACC calls for changes to EPA's recently released draft risk assessments
    The Environmental Protection Agency should make revisions to five draft chemical-risk assessments issued this year before setting regulations, according to submitted comments by the American Chemistry Council. "The assessments use a screening-level methodology and the results should not be used for further regulatory action without further refinement and evaluation," ACC said in reference to all five chemical risk assessments. Bloomberg BNA (subscription required) (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • ACC initiative promotes benefits of plastics packaging for frozen food
    The American Chemistry Council's Plastics Make it Possible initiative is recognizing the advances made in food-packaging innovations for National Frozen Food Month. Thin, lightweight plastic packaging "leads to less packaging waste. So consumers can save more food and grocery money and create less waste," said Steve Russell, vice president of plastics at ACC. (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • International team creates mega-sized co-polymer
    Polymer scientists from the U.S. and the Netherlands have succeeded in building a large co-polymer featuring a bottlebrush polymer with a collapsible tail of nanoparticles. The team used four steps to create the co-polymer from methacrylate-based monomers. "I am convinced this work will spur other researchers to further push the frontiers of polymer synthesis, the ultimate goal being to design synthetic materials with many of the capabilities and properties of natural materials," said Craig J. Hawker of the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Chemical & Engineering News (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Leadership & Management 
  • 5 simple tips for improving company culture
    "[T]here are adoptable practices to turn a halfhearted team into one that's resilient and devoted," writes Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network. "It's as easy as celebrating and investing in your employees." Gimbel's tips include making a team out of people who don't normally socialize together, embracing cultural events such as March Madness, involving employees in big decisions, setting aside a regular time to meet with each staff member and offering workshops and additional training. Fox Business Small Business Center (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Recycling of rigid plastics tops 930 million pounds annually
    The recycling of rigid plastics, excluding bottles, climbed 13% in 2011 to reach at least 934 million pounds for the year, and U.S. consumers with local access to recycle all non-bottle rigid plastics shot from 40% to 57% between 2011 and 2012, according to a pair of reports released today at the Plastics Recycling Conference. Read more from ACC on the growth of rigid plastics recycling. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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