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Sustainability

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      PLASTICS Marine Debris Statement

      The health of our oceans and waterways is critically important to the well-being of the global community. The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) believes uncollected plastics do not belong in the marine environment.
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      #BetterWorldOnEarthDay Twitter Chat

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      Where to Use Recycled Plastics

      Over-specification and other issues have held back the use of recycled content in a number of products, manufactured by a number of different companies. Kevin Cronin, vice president of sustainability and R&D with Ultra-Poly, offers his thoughts on what consumer products aren’t made with recycled plastic, but maybe should be.
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      The Quest to Increase Use of Recycled Plastics

      This is the first in a two-part blog series on over-specification in plastic product design and manufacturing. It’s part of what’s holding back the use of recycled content, and something Re|focus presenter Kevin Cronin, vice president of sustainability and R&D with Ultra-Poly, is working to change.
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      PLASTICS Celebrates Earth Day 2017, Highlights Sustainability Accomplishments

      The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is celebrating Earth Day 2017 by highlighting and applauding industry-wide achievements geared toward promoting and increasing sustainability. PLASTICS’ sustainability efforts, led by our Vice President of Sustainability Kim Holmes, are tangible initiatives that PLASTICS’ members can use to both implement programs and achieve bottom-line business goals.
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      Pursuing Zero Net Waste at the PLASTICS DC Offices

      Paper. Coffee cups. Snack wrappers. To-go containers. Lunches. Cardboard boxes. More paper. A lot gets thrown away at offices around the country.
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      New Research: Flexible Film Packaging Can be Recycled

      Flexible plastic packaging- resealable bags, pouches and other items- is becoming increasingly popular. This type of packaging protects more products and often does so with a lower environmental footprint than other packaging options. However, these materials have raised questions in materials recovery facilities (MRFs) about how they can be recycled after the end of their useful life.
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      SPI and ACC Pick Up Riverside Litter for Coastal Cleanup Day

      SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and the American Chemistry Council (ACC), hosted a river clean up as part of the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup (ICC). The annual ICC is one of the largest volunteer events in the world where thousands of people volunteer their time to clean up the world's coastlines and waterways. 
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      Operation Clean Sweep Celebrates 25 Years

      Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) is voluntary stewardship program for facilities that handle plastic materials. Administered jointly by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and the American Chemistry Council (ACC), OCS is designed to help facilities implement procedures to keep plastic materials out of our waterways and eliminate plastic pellet, flake and powder loss.