1/31/2012

U.S. chemical-makers and the the plastics industry continue to look past federal regulation to state and local measures. A particular focus will be placed on shale-gas and plastics regulations, officials said. "There will continue to be product-deselection challenges. Communities will want to tax or ban certain plastic items -- whether it's bags, film or polystyrene," said Steve Russell, vice president for plastics at the American Chemistry Council.

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