Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS)

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PLASTICS

Set up in 1937, Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is the leading trade organisation that supports the whole plastics supply chain and represents around 1 million employees in the United States. PLASTICS aims to improve recycling and environmental sustainability whilst making members in the industry more globally competitive.

With increased awareness surrounding plastic use and aspirations for environmental change, PLASTICS seeks to connect companies in the industry and advocate change to meet the needs of the future.

PLASTICS strategic plan

Advocacy, communications, Engagement and sustainability. Four short goals PLASTICS endorse in its vision to create a world where sustainable plastic is embraced.

PLASTICS mission is to promote and lead the plastic industry – to create a community capable of taking on challenges within the industry and provide decision makers with better information to solve current and future issues.

PLASTICS members

Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) members have a voice in the industry and benefit from opportunities that can only become available through joining, including; business opportunities, educational programmes, discounts, networking opportunities and a return on investment.

In PLASTICS words, by joining members can:

  • Be connected
  • Be heard
  • Be represented
  • Be involved
  • Be sustainable
  • Be informed
  • Be successful
  • Be ready for the future of plastics

PLASTICS events

PLASTICS host and represent at a number of events. PLASTICS holds the largest plastics trade show in the Americas, NPE: The Plastics Show.

Latest Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) News

PLASTICS responds to "Protecting Communities from Plastics" legislation
Business

PLASTICS responds to "Protecting Communities from Plastics" legislation

Plastics Industry Association to legislation introduced threatening plastics and manufacturing...
PLASTICS statement on National Recycling Day
Sustainability

PLASTICS statement on National Recycling Day

Plastics Industry Association statement in observance of National Recycling Day Matt Seaholm,...

Latest Packaging News

Aldi unveils 100% rPET washing up liquid bottles
Sustainability

Aldi unveils 100% rPET washing up liquid bottles

Aldi has transitioned to using 100% recycled plastic (rPET) in some of its own-brand washing up...
Consumers sue Hershey over alleged misleading Reese’s packaging
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Consumers sue Hershey over alleged misleading Reese’s packaging

A group of customers has filed a lawsuit in a Florida federal court against The Hershey Company,...
Diageo trials paper-based bottles for Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
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Diageo trials paper-based bottles for Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

Diageo has unveiled plans for a trial involving paper-based bottles for Baileys Irish Cream...
Iceland introduces sustainable wood fibre carrier bags
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Iceland introduces sustainable wood fibre carrier bags

Iceland Foods and Paptic have joined forces to introduce a groundbreaking carrier bag made of wood...
M&S joins forces with Polytag to drive packaging recycling in the UK
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M&S joins forces with Polytag to drive packaging recycling in the UK

M&S has partnered with Polytag to pioneer the Polytag Ecotrace Programme, aimed at...