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SPI's Communications Department can provide timely information to reporters on a broad range of public policy issues pertaining to plastics manufacturing and economic growth. For more information please contact Director of Communications Ashley Stoney ( at (202)974-5210.

The Plastics Academy announced Monday that it would honor nine individuals for their contributions to the plastics industry by inducting them into the Plastics Hall of Fame at a ceremony to be hosted in Orlando, Fla. at NPE2015. The inductees that comprise the Plastics Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 come from different walks of life and diverse backgrounds, but all of them have had a lasting impact on the economic health and vibrancy of the entire $374-billion plastics industry, as well as on generations of plastics industry workers.

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Founded in 1937, SPI is the plastics industry trade association representing the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States. SPI's member companies represent the entire plastics industry supply chain, including processors, machinery and equipment manufacturers and raw materials suppliers. The U.S. plastics industry employs nearly 900 thousand workers and provides $373 billion in annual shipments.

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  • The plastics industry is the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States
  • The U.S. plastics industry employs more than nearly 900 thousand workers
  • The U.S. plastics industry creates $373 billion in annual shipments

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North American Plastics Alliance Celebrates Five Years of Collaborative Advocacy for Plastics, Recycling and Product Stewardship
September 27, 2016
Prior to 2011, the continent’s four leading plastics industry trade associations—SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the Asociación Nacional de Industrias del Plástico, AC (ANIPAC)—had no official forum where they could coordinate their efforts to enhance sustainability and support growth throughout the highly-interconnected North American plastics industry. NAPA changed that, and for the last five years has worked to move the entire plastics industry forward through coordinated advocacy, product stewardship programs and other efforts aimed at increasing plastics recycling and energy recovery throughout North America.

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