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Regardless of election, Thai giant PTT's cracker project in Ohio in flux
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Regardless of election, Thai giant PTT's cracker project in Ohio in flux

Thai petrochemical giant PTT has strong relationship with Trump administration. With its Ohio cracker project in flux, it plans to do the same with Biden's.

Is it safe to bring your reusable bags back to the grocery store?
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Is it safe to bring your reusable bags back to the grocery store?

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, many grocery stores banned reusable bags. Now, with more known, reusables are making a comeback.
Decision to build Ohio cracker plant on hold due to pandemic
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Decision to build Ohio cracker plant on hold due to pandemic

The decision was supposed to come this summer. The company says the project is still a "top priority."
Coronavirus risks a return of the throwaway culture
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Coronavirus risks a return of the throwaway culture

‘People don’t have faith anymore in these products without the packaging,’ says an industry lobbyist.
Plastics industry insiders reveal the truth about recycling
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Plastics industry insiders reveal the truth about recycling

They never believed it would actually solve the plastic waste problem. Today, it’s estimated that no more than 10 percent of plastic produced has ever been recycled.
The plastic industry is using the coronavirus to stop bag bans

The plastic industry is using the coronavirus to stop bag bans

Bag bans that were supposed to go into effect have been halted in several states as the plastic industry plays up fears of infection from reusable bags (but doesn’t mention anything about infection from plastic ones).
In coronavirus, industry sees chance to undo plastic bag bans
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In coronavirus, industry sees chance to undo plastic bag bans

Backers of single-use plastic bags, battered by a series of bans nationwide, are using the health scare to argue their bags are cleaner and safer.
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