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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.


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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SPI Bioplastics Division Honors Eastman Kodak with 2015 Innovation in Bioplastics Award at NPE2015
March 27, 2015
At NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and the SPI Bioplastics Division announced that Eastman Kodak was the winner of this year’s Innovation in Bioplastics Award for its creation of a biotoner that contains greater than 90 percent biobased and biodegradable materials.

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  • 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









Recycle Plastics 365 - Pursuing Zero Waste




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