Key Issues

Energy

Issue Briefs

Natural Gas: Critical to the U.S. Plastics Industry
Congressional action is needed to address our country's natural gas problems by passing legislation allowing additional access to natural gas reserves in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

Food Contact Notification

Issue Briefs

FDA's Food Contact Notification Program
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed FY 2009 budget allocates $2.4 billion, a 5.7% increase over the FY 2008 budget appropriations for the agency.

Health, Safety, & Labor

Issue Briefs

Union Organizing/Secret-Ballot Election and Card-Check
The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) gives private sector workers the right to join or form a union and to bargain collectively over wages, hours and working conditions. Proposed "card-check" legislation would overturn established labor law by stripping rights to secret ballot elections during union organizing drives.

Mold Lien & Retention

Issue Briefs

Mold Retention
Mold retention laws provide a legal method for manufacturers to dispose of molds which are obsolete or have not been used for an extended period of time.

Mold Lien
Mold lien laws provide a procedure for a molder or a moldmaker to legally take possession of and sell a customer's mold as recourse in classes of non-payment for a mold or parts produced with that mold.

R&D Tax Credit

Issue Briefs

Permanently Extend the R&D Tax Credit
Congressional action is needed to ensure that the research and development credit continues to aid investment in the United States.

Union "Card Check" Legislation

Issue Briefs

Union "Card Check" Legislation
On March 10, 2009 the "Employee Free Choice Act" was introduced in both the House of Representatives and Senate. Also known as "Card Check" legislation, these bills (H.R. 1409 / S.560) would overturn 70-plus years of established labor law by stripping employees rights to secret ballot elections during union organizing drives.

Recycle Plastics 365 - Pursuing Zero Waste

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