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Wed November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016, WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Plastics Industry Association President and CEO William R. Carteaux:

After a long and frequently divisive campaign, the votes have been counted, the winners determined, and the task now turns to the important business of governing.

For America's plastics industry, the policy priorities most important to promoting growth and innovation continue to include the prudent development of our nation’s natural resources, effective implementation of revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and modernization of the nation’s outdated tax code. At the state and local levels, the plastics industry urges legislative and regulatory forbearance when policymakers face proposals to ban or restrict consumer access to important industry products.

All of these are issues on which it’s possible to find bipartisan agreement and compromise, but only if we’re willing to work for it. The goal of enacting policies aimed at creating prosperity for all isn’t a Republican or a Democratic value; it’s an American one. That’s why we signed on to a letter from the business community pledging the plastics industry’s help in restoring the public’s trust in our nation’s economic and governmental institutions.

SPI congratulates the winners of all of this year’s election contests. We look forward to working hand in hand with individuals, organizations and elected officials to find common ground on policies that will directly benefit American manufacturing and the millions of men and women that depend on it.”

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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 legislative and regulatory 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.

"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."