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."

Senate Passes Tax Prevention Act of 2014
December 18, 2014
After a tumultuous two weeks since the House passed H.R. 5771, the Tax Prevention Act of 2014, the Senate passed the bill with a vote of 76-16 last night. The $42 billion retroactive bill will now be sent to the President to be signed into law.

SPI Supports Efforts to Clear Waterways of Pollution
December 11, 2014
Marine debris is a serious pollution problem that impacts our environment, the economy and our way of life. As responsible plastics manufacturing professionals, SPI and its members are firmly committed to addressing marine litter issues with sound solutions that achieve our goal of pursuing zero waste.

Plastics Academy to Induct Nine of the Industry’s Best into the Plastics Hall of Fame at NPE2015
December 8, 2014
The Plastics Academy will honor this year’s inductees in a streamlined ceremony held at NPE2015, the largest and most important plastics tradeshow held in North America.

House of Representatives Passes Bill to Extend Expiring Tax Provisions for 2014 Only
December 3, 2014
The bill, H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, would extend certain individual and business tax provisions through 2014, including the R&D credit, 50-percent bonus depreciation and Section 179 expensing. A broader deal to extend these provisions for two years was originally agreed to, but pulled from consideration after the Administration issued a veto threat.

CalRecycle Issues Feedback on “75% Initiative” Proposals from Recent Packaging Workshop
December 2, 2014
After hosting a Packaging Workshop on Nov. 13, CalRecycle issued a Draft Overview of Comments Received during the Workshop.

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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.

Assistant Director, Regulatory and Technical Affairs
Under the direction of the Senior Technical Director, responsible for direction and management of the SPI Bioplastics Council and Organic Peroxide Producers Safety Division (OPPSD) and corresponding activities to achieve their goals and objectives, while concurrently supporting the goals and objectives of SPI.

Director, Industry Affairs - RPPG & PMDAC
Direct and manage two key Committees that fall under the SPI Processor Council Governance Structure. Assist VP of Industry Affairs with one key committee and general management of the SPI Processor Council.

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