Mon May 22, 2017

Ashley Stoney
Tel: 202-974-5210 | astoney@plasticsindustry.org

Association Announces New Director and Sustainability Advisory Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) launched a Sustainability Advisory Board today, which will include members who represent the association’s key councils and committees. The goal of the Sustainability Advisory Board is to enlist a diverse group of plastics industry professionals to discuss and identify sustainability priorities in the plastics industry, which will inform projects. The Sustainability Advisory Board plans to unveil its top priorities in June at PLASTICS’ second annual Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit in Orlando, Fla.

“Our Sustainability Advisory Board will help to leverage the brightest professionals to collaborate to help move the needle forward for sustainability in the plastics industry,” said PLASTICS’ newly promoted Vice President of Sustainability Kim Holmes. “We want to have a forward-thinking group with the intention to drive beyond recycling and more broadly approach sustainability as holistically including recovery in addition to recycling.”

Further strengthening its sustainability practice, PLASTICS has also welcomed Ashley Hood-Morley as director of sustainability. Hood-Morley has worked at PLASTICS since 2014 and brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise. Prior to joining PLASTICS, Hood-Morley worked for Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, TN where she held a variety of positions including roles in in new product development, manufacturing technical staff, quality assurance, and product stewardship.

“I am thrilled to put my engineering experience and project management skills back to use and think of ways to use applied science more intently when designing products to be recycled and creating technologies that can sort challenging materials,” said Hood-Morley. “Spending the past three years recruiting new members has given me insight into what our members value from our association. I am familiar with the challenges that companies are facing when it comes to designing and implementing sustainability programs at their companies. We intend to provide tools and resources to our members so that they can continue to achieve and, hopefully, outperform their sustainability goals year over year.”

Those interested in getting involved with sustainability and recycling initiatives at PLASTICS can learn more here.

About Plastics Industry Association

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), formerly SPI, is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $418 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS’ education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy, and North America’s largest plastics trade show, NPE: The Plastics Show, visit plasticsindustry.org. Connect with PLASTICS on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.