Marine Plastic Pollution

Naturalist Attenborough makes dire warning of plastic pollution in world’s oceans

via CNBC

U.K. naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough has warned of the dangers of plastic in the oceans after witnessing the damage it causes while filming a new wildlife series.

Attenborough said that during the recording of the BBC’s TV series “Blue Planet II” he saw countless examples of the negative effect of plastics, according to comments in the Guardian newspaper on Sunday.

Read the story here: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/16/attenborough-makes-plastic-pollution-warning-for-worlds-oceans.html

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Project Loon Approved to Restore Internet to Puerto Rico

via eweek.com

FCC Approves Alphabet’s Project Loon for Hurricane-Devastated Puerto Rico

 

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NEWS ANALYSIS: The Federal Communications Commission has approved a license to enable Alphabet’s X innovation lab to set up its Project Loon communications system to provide emergency cell service to hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico.

Read the full story here: http://www.eweek.com/networking/fcc-approves-alphabet-s-project-loon-for-hurricane-devastated-puerto-rico

 

Plastics Buyer Domino Plastics Company to Exhibit at NPE 2018 for Fifth Time

NPE2018aPort Jefferson, NY—Domino Plastics Company Inc. will showcase its’ plastic scrap recycling services at NPE2018: The Plastics Show—the largest plastics conference and tradeshow in the world, featuring more than 65,000 buyers from across the globe and more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space—May 7-11, 2018 at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

 

Domino Plastics is a full-service plastic scrap recycling company that has been in business for 30 years. They buy and sell all types of post-industrial plastics.

 

“We are looking forward to this year’s plastics’ show in Orlando. NPE has been a great resource for Domino Plastics to connect with manufacturers who generate scrap or need recycled raw materials.”

 

Learn more about Domino Plastics Company at www.domplas.com. Contact (631) 751-1995.

 

Attendees can register for a complimentary pass to NPE2018 using Domino Plastics Company’s unique registration link: http://www.npeguestpass.org/47824. For more information about NPE2018: www.npe.org.   

 

About Domino Plastics Company Inc.

Since 1983 Domino Plastics has been collecting and reselling post-industrial plastic scrap. They offer the best prices for plastics, and next day scrap pickup in the USA.

 

About NPE2018: The Plastics Show

Recognized as the world’s largest plastics trade show and conference, NPE2018 brings together all industry sectors, including vertical and peripheral markets, end markets, brand owners and recyclers. Held every three years, NPE attracts more than 65,000 plastics professionals and features industry-focused education and leading suppliers of emerging technologies, equipment and materials for every phase of plastics processing, all in 1 million square feet of exhibit space.

 

Building on its most successful show in 2015, held in Orlando, Florida, NPE2018 anticipates even greater participation from up and down the global plastics supply chain when it returns to Orlando in 2018. NPE is produced by Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) and is the only international plastics event produced by the industry for the industry. For more information, or to register: www.npe.org.  

 

About The Plastics Industry Association

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), formerly SPI, is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $418 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS’ education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy, and North America’s largest plastics trade show, NPE2018: The Plastics Show, visit www.plasticsindustry.org. Connect with PLASTICS on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

Hurricane Irma forces SPE to cancel thermoforming conference

via Plastics News

Orlando, Fla. — With meteorologists predicting that Hurricane Irma will be a Category 5 storm by the time it hits Florida, the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Division has announced that it is canceling its annual Thermoforming Conference.

The 26th annual event was scheduled for Sept. 11-13 in Orlando.

Read the full story here: https://goo.gl/S1UfMj

 

 

Materials firms help Harvey relief efforts with major donations

Via Plastics News

“Our thoughts remain with our families, friends and neighbors in Houston and other communities impacted by flooding and other effects of Hurricane Harvey,” ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Darren Woods said in a news release. “We will continue to assess needs and to assist government authorities and disaster relief agencies in providing critical goods and services to those in need.”

Read the full story here: http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20170831/NEWS/170839973/materials-firms-help-harvey-relief-efforts-with-major-donations

NPE makeover reflects growth in plastics industry

via Automotive Industries

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has unveiled a modernized NPE logo and announced its new show tagline for NPE2018. The new logo features more modern colors and updated creative elements while staying true to the ‘globe and banner’ aspect the NPE brand has been known for through the years. The new tagline, “The Plastics Show”, replaces the old tagline of “The International Plastics Showcase”.

“The changes are aligned with our need to continue attracting more end markets to the show so they better understand the material of plastics and its many wide and varied applications for products. The tagline is more inclusive and attractive to more professionals within the plastics product lifecycle, from ideation to finished product to recycling and reuse,” says William Carteaux, the president and Chief Executive Officer of PLASTICS.

Read the full story here: https://goo.gl/PVbcGz

Houston molder helping workers get back on their feet

via Plastics News

Texas Injection Molding LLC was spared from major damage from Hurricane Harvey. But the Houston company’s employees haven’t all been so lucky, and that includes CEO Jeff Applegate.

Applegate was overwhelmed with the way the Houston community has reacted to the disaster. Likewise, he is thankful for the support he’s been offered from plastics industry colleagues.

“It’s a good testament to the industry. When times get tough, people care and want to lend a hand,” he said.

Read the full story here: http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20170830/NEWS/170839985/houston-molder-helping-workers-get-back-on-their-feet

Rubber & Plastics News

via Plastics News

Autonomous technology driving vehicle design

Troy, Mich. — Mobility always has been at the core of the automotive industry, and now it’s also about to rock that same core.

Autonomous vehicles are on the horizon. And even if that horizon is distant, the industry is preparing to design a new world where millions of people would gain access to the road if the technology can be brought to the mainstream.

Read the full story here: http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20170724/NEWS/170729954/autonomous-technology-driving-vehicle-design#tagID_17

World’s plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

Waste Plastic is Soaring in Huge Numbers

via Chicago Sun Times.

WASHINGTON — Industry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there’s enough left over to bury Manhattan under more than two miles of trash, according to a new cradle-to-grave global study.

Read the full story here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/worlds-plastic-waste-could-bury-manhattan-2-miles-deep/

 

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