• North American Plastics Alliance Celebrates Five Years of Collaborative Advocacy for Plastics, Recycling and Product Stewardship
    Prior to 2011, the continent’s four leading plastics industry trade associations—SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the Asociación Nacional de Industrias del Plástico, AC (ANIPAC)—had no official forum where they could coordinate their efforts to enhance sustainability and support growth throughout the highly-interconnected North American plastics industry. NAPA changed that, and for the last five years has worked to move the entire plastics industry forward through coordinated advocacy, product stewardship programs and other efforts aimed at increasing plastics recycling and energy recovery throughout North America.
  • CalRecycle Releases Summary of “Manufacturers Challenge” and Potential Next Steps
    CalRecycle put forth two proposals for how to reduce the amount of packaging going to California landfills, specifically by developing a packaging policy model and exploring complementary activities to decrease packaging disposal.
  • EPA Seeks Nominations for Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals
    The committee is to provide independent advice and expert consultation to the EPA Administrator regarding the scientific and technical aspects of risk assessments, methodologies and pollution prevention measures or approaches. Nominations and comments must be received on or before October 11.
  • SPI Files TSCA Comments on behalf of Plastics Industry
    SPI filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relating to the Risk Evaluation Process Rule under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) and the Procedural Rule for Chemical Prioritization under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.


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