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Feb. 27, 2014

Add Vermont to the list of states considering legislation to limit use of plastic bags. Robert Hartwell, a Democratic state Senator and chairman of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy, has introduced a bill that would apply a 10-cent fee on all single-use bags sold at retail establishments, including plastic bags.

Industrial packaging company Mauser and its subsidiary the National Container Group (NCG) have announced the opening of a plastics recycling center in Erkelenz, Germany. The new facility will generate almost 4,000 recycled polyethylene annually.

A company in Millwood, West Virginia is gearing up to begin making recycled plastic lids for commercial metal waste bins. Technology Plastics was founded by the owner of Star Plastics, which will supply the startup with plastic and share its current operating space until Technology Plastics moved into a place of its own.

Alternative toy maker Green Toys announced it has recycled more than 21 million plastic milk jugs for use in its extensive line of toys since launching in 2008. All of the company's packaging is made with 100 percent recyclable corrugated boxes.

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