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Seattle votes down fee on plastic, paper bags

...cities to limit the use of the throwaway bags, plastics industry officials said Wednesday. A referendum on an ordinance...by city leaders was to start in January, but the plastics industry bankrolled a referendum to put the question to voters...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082009/reg_483649285.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...worlds. By early November 2000, I had acquiesced to the realization that due to global competition in the tech and plastics industry and the volatility in the stock market that Sealaska Corporation would post a loss at the end of the calendar year...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041201/Ope_myturn.shtml
Sealaska finds new plastics partner

...magazine out of Akron, Ohio, was aware of the joint venture. "Nypro is a major player in the North American/global plastics industry and traditionally a very successful one," Grace said this morning. Plastics is a good investment because "traditionally...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011802/Loc_sealaska.shtml
Local
Sealaska reaps $29 million in profits in 2003

...from natural resources, Antioquia said. Sealaska also made a $1.8 million profit from its investments in the plastics industry. The profits came from Synergy Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary in Redmond, Wash., and Sealaska's plastics...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061504/sta_sealaska.shtml
News
Turning the tides

...to save that piece of plastic for a sculpture we'll build at the end. NN: Have you had any contact with the plastics industry? Why or why not? DB: We've had phone calls from some very upset plastic-recycling manufacturers. We pointed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122307/out_20071223024.shtml
Outdoors
My turn: Bag tax offers an opportunity

...opportunity to lead the way toward energy conservation. Regardless of its many benefits, some oppose the tax. The plastics industry claims it will eliminate jobs and harm the economy, never mind that other nations have survived identical measures...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052107/opi_20070521011.shtml
Opinion
Demand for gas pipeline is growing

...natural gas have narrowed that gap, squeezing the petrochemical industry's profit margins." Part of Alberta's plastics industry problems began in 1998, the newspaper claims. At that time a $4 billion pipeline was completed that takes 1...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091003/opi_pipeline.shtml
Opinion
Activist: Plastic use needs to change Turning the tides

...could also call it "One step away from the landfill," since the secondary products are typically not reused. The plastics industry will argue that technically a plastic bag can be made into a plastic bag again, and there are claims that recycled...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111807/out_20071118013.shtml
Outdoors
Junk boat is floating on a sea of trash

...pre-production plastic pellets overlooked during the manufacturing process. What's worse, in a 2005 study of local plastics industry work sites, Moore found that screens on storm drains, where present, were frequently removed during rain - when...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070108/opi_298207478.shtml
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