Plastics Industry Association Statement on Biden Administration Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Goals

March 23, 2023

Washington D.C.—The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) released the following statement in response to the Biden Administration’s announcement of updated goals to advance biotechnology and biomanufacturing.

“We are pleased with the Biden Administration’s recognition of the critical need for plastics and prioritizing research to make them even better,” said PLASTICS’ Vice President of Sustainability, Patrick Krieger. “Our industry has always been committed to taking sustainable materials and making them better and we look forward to working with the administration to develop innovative plastics whether by developing new biobased feedstocks or improvements in more recyclable plastics.”

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 $468 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 sixth 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