The plastics industry has a great story to tell regarding efforts in litter and marine debris prevention, recycling and continued research in developing innovative, environmentally-friendly products. Working together, we can spread the message to local communitiues that plastics are a resource too valuable to waste.
This includes demonstrating industry's desire to promote product stewardship and sustainability, an awareness of the impact of our products and our commitment to be responsible community members. SPI encourages plastics industry employees to participate in various activities at local, state and national levels, including:
- Sharing positive plastics messages at community events, PTA meetings, recycle days, beach clean ups, legislative hearings, city council meetings, etc.
- Sponsoring PlastiVan™ visits at your schools. The PlastiVan Program is a great way to excite young people about science and the vast opportunities the plastics industry has to offer. PlastiVan's travel to schools and companies throughout North America, educating people of all ages about plastic's chemistry, history, processing, manufacturing, sustainability and application.
- Engaging with the media through letters to the editor, opinion editorials, desk-side briefings and interviews to promote the positive attributes of plastics and the industry.
- Meeting with elected officials in their home districts or inviting officials to tour your facility to provide industry perspective on related legislation.
Working with government and community sectors, the plastics industry will continue its commitment to improved litter and marine debris prevention, recycling and research in developing innovative, environmentally-friendly products.