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SPI's online Press Room is your one-stop shop for news, background information and other resources you need to write your story.  SPI's Communications & Marketing Department can provide timely information to reporters on a broad range of public policy issues pertaining to plastics manufacturing and economic growth, and can refer reporters to plastics executives at small and large companies in every state, as well as to SPI’s public policy experts in Washington, D.C.


Thanks to a $63,000 grant from SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, Montgomery County (Md.) Executive Ike Leggett announced today that beginning immediately residents of single-family homes receiving County recycling pick-ups can now add PET thermoform plastics to their recycling bins.  The announcement was made at the County’s Shady Grove Processing Facility & Transfer Station in Derwood, Maryland.

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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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SPI and JASON Learning Launch “Think Outside the Bag!” Plastic Film Recycling Contest
October 20, 2014
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and JASON Learning launched the 2014 “Think Outside the Bag!” plastic film recycling contest Wednesday. Sponsored by SPI’s Flexible Film and Bag Division (FFBD), with support from plastic bag manufacturer and recycler Hilex Poly, and JASON Learning, a nonprofit organization managed by Sea Research Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the “Think Outside the Bag!” contest will ask students to come up with a creative campaign to increase recycling of flexible plastic films, like dry cleaner bags, product wrapping and even traditional plastic grocery bags.

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  • Natural Gas: Critical to the U.S. Plastics Industry
  • Permanently Extend the R&D Tax Credit
  • Funding for FDA's Food Contact Notification Program
  • The Currencty Reform for Fair Trade Act
  • Union Organizing/Secret-Ballot Election and Card-Check









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