ICYMI: The North State Journal Features Op-ed by PLASTICS CEO Matt Seaholm on Recycling is Real 

Washington D.C.— The North State Journal has featured an op-ed written by Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) President and CEO, Matt Seaholm, defending plastic recycling and highlighting PLASTICS’ advocacy campaign, Recycling is Real. 

“Recycling is real. Tens of thousands of Americans go to work every day making it happen and that is exactly what this new initiative, Recycling Is Real, can show you. We have traveled across America and filmed ordinary people doing extraordinary things, including right here in North Carolina. We show that it is possible for that bottle you used today, or even the bumper on your car from years past, to stay in our economy and out of the environment, giving it another life, sometimes more than once.” 

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The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, including Equipment Suppliers, Material Suppliers, Processors, and Recyclers, representing over one million workers in our $548 billion U.S. industry. PLASTICS advances the priorities of our members who are dedicated to investing in technologies that improve capabilities and advances in recycling and sustainability and providing essential products that allow for the protection and safety of our lives. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members, and the seventh largest U.S. manufacturing industry, more globally competitive while supporting circularity through educational initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, convening opportunities and policy advocacy, including the largest plastics trade show in the Americas, NPE2024: The Plastics Show.