SIBUR switched to a four-day work week

The largest petrochemical company in Eastern Europe, SIBUR decided to transfer all office personnel to a four-day work week due to the COVID-19 epidemic, RBC reports citing a company representative. So, SIBUR decided to implement a set of measures, including a temporary transition to a four-day working week for all employees of the corporate center […]

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The Cabinet of Ministers called on Ukrainians to minimize the generation of household waste during the quarantine period

The capacity of utilities that collect, sort, and recycle waste is significantly reduced compared to normal time. The Ministry of Development of Communities and Territories of Ukraine calls on citizens to minimize the generation of household waste, since the capacity of utilities decreased significantly during the quarantine period. “The capacity of utilities that collect, sort, […]

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The Chinese city of Sanya is the first in the country to join the WWF initiative “cities without plastics”

The Chinese resort city of Sanya in southern Hainan is the first in the country to join the initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) “a city without plastics,” reports TASS. The corresponding memorandum of cooperation was signed on March 27 between the city government and the foundation’s representative office in Beijing, the Nanhaiwan information […]

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The plastics industry is at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS, USA) issued a press release requesting local and federal authorities to include manufacturers of polymer resins and plastic products as strategic and priority issues in issuing support measures. President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Radoshevsky said that “as more and more enterprises receive recommendations and orders to close production during […]

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PET pellet prices in China are down

PET prices in China fell amid a continued decline in oil prices, according to ICIS. On March 23, the prices of crude oil, naphtha and paraxylene fell sharply, as did the prices of raw materials – refined terephthalic acid (TFA) and monoethylene glycol (MEG) also dropped. PET prices from buyers and sellers were at the […]

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