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  • SPI-NAPCOR Recycling Grant Program Concludes with Positive Results
    As part of its mission to pursue zero waste through education and recycling programs, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and partner, the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), today announced favorable results of a pilot grant program designed to increase and promote the recovery of PET (polyethylene terephthalate, #1) thermoforms.
  • $8,500 in Cash Prizes, All-Expense-Paid Trip to NPE2015 Still Up For Grabs in SPI Student Video Contest
    SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and SPI’s Future of Plastics Foundation announced Monday that they’re accepting entries for the plastic industry’s 2014 Student Video Contest. This year SPI and the Future of Plastics Foundation have asked students to submit 2-4 minute videos on the theme of “Innovating in the 21st Century,” asking graduate and undergraduate students, as teams and/or as individuals, to explore the future of plastics in the realms of innovation, design freedom and the economics of plastics.
  • Democracy in Action: Fort Collins City Council Repeals Bag Fee Ordinance after Citizen Opposition
    On Tuesday the City Council of Fort Collins, CO repealed the city’s bag fee ordinance, following public outcry and a concerted signature-gathering effort conducted by a group called Citizens for Recycling Choices. After the city clerk certified the legitimacy of the signatures, the council could’ve placed the ordinance on next year’s ballot, called a special election to decide the issue or repealed the law outright. Councilmembers chose the last option, scrapping the law in a 6-1 vote.


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Pennsylvania State Representative Frank Dermody (D-33), the Democratic Leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, met with the management and employees at the Harwick, PA facility of Watson Standard, a leading supplier of coatings and adhesives and member of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association.



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