ICYMI: Waste360 Features Op-ed by PLASTICS CEO Matt Seaholm on UN Global Plastic Pollution Treaty

Washington D.C.Waste360 has featured an op-ed written by Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) President and CEO, Matt Seaholm, published during the UN Global Plastic Pollution Treaty meetings at INC-4 in Ottawa, Canada. The piece highlights the industry’s commitment to end plastic waste and work towards a collaborative solution to keep plastic in the circular economy. 

“This week at the Global Plastics Pollution Treaty Meetings in Ottawa, Canada, participants will have an opportunity to come together and move the needle towards solutions to address plastic pollution. With only two meetings left, these negotiations are at a critical point, which is why our industry has continued to come to the table supporting the effort to achieve a collaborative, robust international agreement that will put us on the path to ending plastic pollution worldwide.

The way we see it, this meeting is where actual progress can be made. These negotiations will be a missed opportunity if we spend the week talking about how to stop the production of plastic, which, unfortunately, has been a focal point at past meetings.”

Click here to read the full op-ed.

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.