American Chemistry Matters: Driving Innovation, Creating Jobs and Enhancing Safety

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Plasticity 2014: New ways of thinking about old problems

Plasticity 2014 was an inspiring event.  This annual discussion about the future of plastics brings together designers, brand owners, environmental groups, and public and private sector leaders to discuss design solutions, material innovations, plastic recycling, and waste reduction with the aim of encouraging further innovations and collaborations between stakeholders. Plastics have become the “go to” [...]

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New study highlights significant potential to recover energy from waste in the U.S.

Most people don’t give a second thought to where their trash goes once it’s hauled away, but thanks to exciting developments in technologies that recover energy from waste, it’s worth taking a closer look. Today, a growing number of technologies are able to turn non-recycled trash can into valuable products, including energy. To better understand [...]

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American chemistry: Growing the U.S. economy, providing jobs, enhancing safety

Have you used your cell phone today? Laptop? Drunk from a coffee mug, or worn a bicycle helmet? If so, you, along with millions of consumers around the world, have touched a product of chemistry. 96 percent of all manufactured goods are directly touched by the business of chemistry. From life-saving medical devices to airbags [...]

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Chemistry and sports: Championship soccer edition!

Every four years, soccer fans put everything aside to focus on the world’s most popular soccer tournament, and this year is no different – with one key exception: many fans are just as focused on the new technology in the games as they are on the outcomes. And this is where chemistry scores… yet again! [...]

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Employees help ACC land coveted spot on The Washington Post’s 2014 ‘Top Workplaces’

More than 200 of the most talented and dedicated individuals in Washington, D.C. work for the American Chemistry Council – and they have voted us one of The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces of 2014. For almost 150 years, ACC has been a staple of DC’s political landscape, tirelessly advocating on behalf of our members and [...]

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Important conversations about plastics are taking place

This week, world leaders came together to focus attention and encourage action on important issues involving our oceans, including unsustainable fishing practices, ocean acidification and marine debris. ACC’s CEO Cal Dooley was invited to speak about the plastics industry’s role in launching public-private partnerships and other cooperative action to prevent plastics from reaching our oceans. [...]

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NAFRA sends letter to Kaiser Permanente urging it to reconsider new furniture standard that puts patients at risk

Kaiser Permanente announced on June 3 that it would cease purchasing furniture for its facilities that contain flame retardants. Kaiser Permanente is one of the country’s largest not-for-profit health plans, with over 9 million members and hundreds of facilities, which is why the decision is so troubling. Patients are among the most vulnerable populations in [...]

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A goal worth fighting for: EE Global leads the way to energy efficiency improvement

An army of advocates assembled in Washington last month for the 7th annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum, hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy. Their mission? To double U.S. energy productivity by 2030 by “galvanizing action” in the private sector and by federal, state and local governments. It’s a worthy goal – and one that [...]

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New video illustrates the high stakes of rail competition reform

Transportation issues can be a little tough to understand and at times, a bit arcane. That’s why ACC just released this new video to help illustrate how the lack of freight rail competition and outdated policies are negatively impacting the chemical industry, which employs nearly 800,000 Americans and is on track to invest more than [...]

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Join CPI in the Lone Star State!

Registration is now open for the 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). This year’s conference will take place Sept. 22 – 24 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas. You can save $200 with early registration, which is available [...]

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