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With a presidential election looming, a wave of state-level legislation circulating, an international plastics treaty taking form and fights brewing over proposed facilities, 2024 is set to shape the regulatory future of chemical recycling in the U.S.

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Pension funds in Canada are behind on addressing climate-induced financial risks, according to a report

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Biden's infrastructure funds favor road expansions over public transport development

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