For more information, contact:

George Southworth
Senior Director, Industry Affairs

  • Date: March 29 - 31, 2017
  • Held At: Wine & Roses Hotel, Lodi, California

"The Rigid Plastics Packaging Group continues to assist all members in the packaging chain by being proactive on the challenging issues facing our industry."  - Berry Plastics

PLASTICS' Rigid Plastic Packaging Group (RPPG) represents suppliers, plastic processors, converters and brand owners in the entire rigid plastic packaging supply chain. The group is excited to come together to present another valuable opportunity for education, growth and networking with the entire supply chain. This year, the RPPG Spring Meeting will be holding a California Plastics Industry Day in Sacramento, CA. This exciting opportunity allows RPPG Spring Meeting attendees to visit with key legislators and meet with key regulators (including CalRecycle) from the State of California. Register today and be a part of this sensational event!


For sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Ashley Hood-Morley
Director, Key Accounts | 202.999.2522

  • Agenda

    Meeting highlights include:

    • Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield), Senate Republican Leader in the California State Legislature

      As Goes California, So Goes the Nation
      Recognizing the importance of legislation introduced, debated and enacted in the state of California, PLASTICS is pleased to have the Senate Republican Leader as the keynote speaker. The clout of the California State Senate is enormous. As a legislative body, it not only approves state budgets and appropriations, but enacts state legislation and has legislative oversight over executive branch functions, just to name a few responsibilities. As a member of the leadership team, Senator Fuller will provide incredible insight into the legislative horizon, particularly as it pertains to the plastics industry, for the remainder of the legislative calendar year. We are all familiar with the statement, “as goes California, so goes the nation.” Join this session and learn what is looming in the California State Senate!

    • Cynthia Dunn, Senior Environmental Scientist with CalRecycle

      CalRecycle and the Plastics Industry: Updates and Education
      California’s Department of Resource Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), within the California Environmental Protection Agency, brings together the state’s recycling and waste management programs. PLASTICS is pleased to have the leading Senior Environmental Scientist from CalRecycle to provide updates on ongoing efforts within CalRecycle, and any new projects on the horizon that impact the plastics industry. You don’t want to miss this extremely important session as it offers an incredible opportunity to educate CalRecycle on all the positive work of the plastics industry, and discuss opportunities to work together.

    • Graciela Castillo-Krings, Deputy Legislative Secretary with the Office of the Governor

      From the Governor’s Office
      Direct from the office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Graciela Castillo-Krings as the Deputy Legislative Secretary will share her unique insight. Castillo-Krings is a vital liaison between the Governor’s office and the general assembly, and coordinates and collaborates on legislation that impacts a variety of program areas and industries, including the plastics industry. Come to this session and be ready to hear the legislative wants and concerns of this administration and to discuss opportunities for the plastics industry to work together with the Governor Brown’s office.

    Additional Speakers Include:

    Katie Garrison, Senior Environmental Scientist with CalRecycle (Rigid Plastic Packaging Container Law)
    Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) in the California State Legislature
    David Allaway, Materials Management Program with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    Mark Murray, Executive Director with Californians Against Waste
    Anthony Lima, Packaging Program Manager with U.S. DOT’s Office of Hazardous Materials
    Dylan de Thomas, Vice President of Industry Collaboration with The Recycling Partnership

    Bonus Activities:

    Golf Outing and Tournament
    Wine Tasting
    Cooking Class

  • Hotel

    To reserve a room, please call the Wine & Roses Hotel at 209.334.6988 and request a room in the "Plastics" block to get a rate of $199 per night.

    The deadline for the special room rate is March 7, 2017.

  • Register
    PLASTICS Member Early
    (Until March 10, 2017)
    PLASTICS Member Regular $1,400
    Non-Member Early
    (Until March 10, 2017)
    Non-Member Regular $1,600
    FLiP (eligible individuals under 40 yr old) $600
    Spouse $350