In St. Petersburg, Florida, Platos Table, a maker of reusable food containers, is spearheading an effort to eliminate polystyrene containers. Over 20 local restaurants have posted decals in their storefront windows signaling to diners that they can bring in their own containers for take-out.
The American Chemistry Council's Center for the Polyurethanes Industry is seeking nominees for the 2013 Polyurethane Innovation Awards. Candidates can include finished products, initiatives, training or education programs, or processes or processing equipment, and must be nominated no later than June 18. The award winner will be announced at the 2013 Polyurethanes Conference in Phoenix, September 23-25.
Elmer's Products, Inc. has made a line of ecologically-minded glue from only naturally-occurring ingredients that is available in recycled packaging. The bottle for Elmer's School Glue Naturals is made from 25 percent post-consumer recycled material, and the label contains 20 percent recycled paper.
Hilex Poly, a company that manufactures and recycles retail plastic bags and other film products, has acquired portions of the North American Flexible Packaging division of Amsterdam-based Clondalkin Group. The acquisition, which is expected to bolster Hilex Poly's product line and recycling technologies, includes Fortune Plastics, Accutech Plastics and Direct Plastics Limited.