February 25, 2013
Elkhart Plastics, Inc., an SPI member located in South Bend, Indiana that provides rotational molding capabilities, recently won an award for their Green Drop Recycling Station. Their product is a four compartment, 88-gallon unit made from 100% recycled plastic which enables consumers to self-sort recyclable waste to keep it out of landfills. The award was given at the Association of Rotational Molders’ Annual Meeting. Elhart’s CEO Jack Welter said, “The Green Drop Recycling Station is a perfect example of our interest in creating custom engineered solutions for our customers’ unique challenges.” The Green Drop Recycling Station has been put to great use in areas that generate large amounts of waste such as the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon; The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California; and BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $380 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly 900,000 American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers advocacy, market research, industry promotion, and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. SPI also owns and produces the international NPE trade show. All profits from NPE are reinvested into SPI’s industry services. Find SPI online at www.plasticsindustry.org and www.inthehopper.org.
"From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry," said William R. Carteaux, president and CEO, SPI. Our most recent economic reports show that the plastics industry as a whole is resilient, and has come through the recession significantly better than other U.S. manufacturing sectors."