Plastics Industry Association and Vinyl Sustainability Council Partner on Unique Conference Experience

June 28, 2022
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) and the Vinyl Sustainability Council announced their plans to colocate two important industry conferences, eliminating additional travel expense for participating companies and reducing time out of office for attendees who wish to attend both events.

Both the PLASTICS’ Vinyl Compounders Conference, now in its 32nd year, and the Vinyl Sustainability Council’s Vinyl Sustainability Summit offer important content, and organizers of the events say they feel it is important to help professionals in the industry access all of it.

The conferences will take place December 5-7 at the Intercontinental on the Wharf, in Washington, D.C. The events will run consecutively, allowing attendees to attend a single event, or opt to combine the content from both at a discounted registration rate.

“The colocation, and our partnership with our industry colleagues at the Vinyl Sustainability Council, creates an opportunity for attendees to expand their value and get more insight and more information to take back and apply to their companies, said Leslie Jutte, Director of PLASTIC’s Material Suppliers Council and staff lead of the Flexible Vinyl Products Division who has a large part in producing the Vinyl Compounders Conference. “It’s a win-win for all.”

“We are very excited for the opportunity to partner with PLASTICS on this important program offering”, said Jay Thomas, Executive Director of the Vinyl Sustainability Council. “The Vinyl Compounders Conference is well established and a valued source of information and education for the vinyl industry. Adding the focused sustainability content of the Vinyl Sustainability Summit to the meeting will provide added value for attendees and make this the must-attend vinyl conference for 2022.”

PLASTICS and the Vinyl Sustainability Council plan to launch a combined event website, providing details of content for each event and a single registration platform, allowing selection of individual events or a combination registration option in July.

About Plastics Industry Association

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $395 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS’ education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy and the largest plastics trade show in the Americas, NPE: The Plastics Show, visit

About the Vinyl Sustainability Council

The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), founded in 2016 in partnership with the Vinyl Institute, is a collaborative platform for companies, organizations, and other industry stakeholders to come together to advance the U.S. vinyl industry’s contribution to sustainable development. Through its +Vantage Vinyl™ verification program, the VSC aims to drive continuous improvement across all three aspects of sustainability – environmental, social, and economic performance. For more information, please visit