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."

CalRecycle Releases Summary of “Manufacturers Challenge” and Potential Next Steps
September 16, 2016
CalRecycle put forth two proposals for how to reduce the amount of packaging going to California landfills, specifically by developing a packaging policy model and exploring complementary activities to decrease packaging disposal.

EPA Seeks Nominations for Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals
September 2, 2016
The committee is to provide independent advice and expert consultation to the EPA Administrator regarding the scientific and technical aspects of risk assessments, methodologies and pollution prevention measures or approaches. Nominations and comments must be received on or before October 11.

SPI Files TSCA Comments on behalf of Plastics Industry
September 2, 2016
SPI filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relating to the Risk Evaluation Process Rule under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) and the Procedural Rule for Chemical Prioritization under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

100 Percent Compostable Single Serve Coffee Pod Wins International Innovation Award
August 26, 2016
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association today announced Club Coffee is the winner of its 2016 Innovation in Bioplastics Award.

As EPA Begins TSCA Implementation, SPI Weighs In for Plastics
August 18, 2016
On August 9 and 10 SPI attended EPA meetings on the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA is targeting mid-December for the release of two proposed rules, one on Risk Evaluation and the other on Prioritization.

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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.

Marketing Manager
Will manage the marketing team in developing, implementing, and executing the association’s integrated marketing strategy promoting plastics, advancing plastics manufacturing, and promoting SPI properties, to include conferences, meetings, membership and membership programs.

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