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Advanced Plastics Recycling Scores Big at Latest Recycling Conference

I just got back from the Super Bowl. Not the football game. The plastics recycling “Super Bowl.” Held just a few weeks after the (somewhat more) popular sporting event,...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (February 21, 2020)

The reports this week were few and centered largely in housing, the reports on which were mixed. The producer price report was suggestive of some pressures. The index of leading economic indicators suggests that the expansion in economic activity...


A Detailed Look at PFAS

Fluorinated chemicals, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), are a large and diverse family of chemistry that makes possible the products that power our lives, including cell phones, aircrafts,...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (February 14, 2020)

The reports this week were for the most part favorable. Consumers started the year off on a strong footing with a solid gain in retail sales. With continued gains in employment and wages, consumers took on more debt at the end of 2019, especially...


High Phthalates Panel Debunks Myths about Chemicals in Food Packaging

Over the past few years, there is a growing myth about consumer exposure to phthalates through food packaging. According to the myth, phthalates are present in consumer diets due...