Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $427 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly one million 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."

Plastics Industry Launches Zero Net Waste Program
February 1, 2016
SPI launched the Zero Net Waste (ZNW) program Monday, a groundbreaking tool for members to use to evaluate waste reduction opportunities and maximize landfill diversion.

Plastics Industry: Ellen MacArthur Foundation Report Shows Plastics Too Valuable to Waste
January 26, 2016
Patty Long, Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs with SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which represents the $427-billion U.S. plastics industry, issued the following remarks today regarding the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s recent report, “The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the Future of Plastics."

Recycling and Sustainability Leaders to Speak at SPI’s Re|focus Recycling Summit & Expo
January 26, 2016
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association announced today that Jeannette Garcia, from IBM Almaden Research Facility, Hugo Contreras of the Nature Conservancy and Monique Oxender, chief sustainability officer at Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. will speak in separate sessions at the Re|focus Recycling Summit & Expo, hosted by SPI on April 25-27 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.

Innovation and Market Demands Drive Plastics Growth in Building and Construction Sector
January 19, 2016
The building and construction sector, currently the second largest consumer of plastics behind packaging, will increasingly use plastics and plastics derivatives given its wide functionality and distinct advantage over other traditional building materials in terms of flexibility, lower costs, energy and weathering efficiency, and durability according to an SPI report issued today at the 2016 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

Plastics Industry Heeds President Obama’s Call for American Innovation
January 12, 2016
William R. Carteaux, president and CEO of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which represents the $427-billion U.S. plastics industry, issued the following remarks after tonight’s State of the Union address.

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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.

Director, Communications
The Director of Communications will execute strategy and tactics for communications and public outreach initiatives to consistently tell the plastics’ industry story. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is creative, has strong writing skills, thrives in collaborative settings and has the ability to see projects through from generation to execution.

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 CFO 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.

Tradeshow Service Coordinator
The Tradeshow Services Coordinator provides on-going logistics support as well as coordinates and implements follow-up services to satisfy contractual obligation to exhibitors. This position strives to ensure the integrity of team and corporate performance to achieve quality and excellence in all SPI products and services.

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