Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $373 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 and

"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."

SPI Kicks Off Earth Day with Plan to Adopt-A-Block
April 22, 2015
In recognition of Earth Day 2015, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association today demonstrated its leadership and commitment toward helping achieve a litter-free environment by adopting a block as part of Washington DC’s Clean City Initiative.

CA Department of Toxic Substances Control Heeds SPI’s Counsel, Excludes Food Packaging from Final 2015-2017 Priority Product Work Plan
April 20, 2015
SPI and its partners have continually urged the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to keep food packaging out of its final 2015-2017 Priority Product Work Plan, and last week DTSC revealed that it had listened. The agency released its final Work Plan Thursday, and food packaging is not included among the product categories prioritized for action over the next three years.

CalRecycle Packaging Workshop and Manufacturer’s Challenge
April 17, 2015
Following on its most recent packaging workshop in November of 2014, California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (better known as CalRecycle) has scheduled its next workshop and issued a “Manufacturer’s Challenge” to brand owners and packaging producers.

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association Launches Project Passport to Improve Food Packaging Compliance Communication throughout the Supply Chain
April 13, 2015
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and its Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee (FDCPMC) launched Project Passport Wednesday, providing companies throughout the food packaging supply chain with a suite of communication tools and educational resources to help them convey relevant information about their products to ensure compliance and address the concerns of consumers and customers.

NPE2015 Sets Records for Number of Exhibitors, Amount of Space and the Number of Companies in Attendance
April 8, 2015
The crowds of attendees and the clamor of working equipment that filled the giant exhibit halls at NPE2015 told the story better than numbers, but now there are statistics to make it official: NPE2015 was the largest show in NPE history.

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The association is structured to meet the diverse needs of the entire plastics industry.  As SPI prepares for the future, member engagement in formulating strategy, developing priorities and supplying expertise is critical to our success.  From the Executive Board to our three sector Councils (Equipment, Material Suppliers and Processors) and the variety of product/policy committees and self-funded groups, there is a strong foundation already in place to build SPI's new business blueprint.  

SPI regularly seeks skilled professionals in a variety of disciplines to develop, manage, and support our programs and initiatives. SPI is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our dynamic trade association, please review our current vacancies.

Staff Accountant
Utilizing advanced knowledge of accounting theory and practice gained through education and experience provide financial management support services to SPI's operating divisions, service committees, special purpose groups and regional operations. Support SPI Controller in the Finance & Accounting department. Process daily accounting operations as well as month-end close and journal entries accurately, efficiently and in a timely manner.

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