• Industry News

      Why Invest in Equipment? Economic Growth, Cheap Money, and Low Taxes (For Now)

      The U.S. economy expanded by 6.4% in the first quarter this year on a seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to analysis by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released on May 27. Plastic industry growth tends to track economic growth measured by gross domestic product (GDP). However, while the industry will be in profit-maximization mode this year, it should consider investment spending on equipment.
    • Events

      First Annual Member Engagement Awards Presented During 2021 Spring Meeting

      During his opening remarks at the PLASTICS 2021 Spring Meeting, Tony Radoszewski, President and CEO of PLASTICS, presented the first annual PLASTICS Member Engagement Awards, recognizing members who have shown exceptional dedication to the goals and mission of PLASTICS.
    • Sustainability

      Guest Blog: What Would Life Be Like Without Plastic?

      COMITATVS, a company trading in recycled and biosustainable plastics, "underlines" just how important plastics are to our daily lives.
    • Industry News

      Retail Sales Hold Clues for Plastics Demand

      Personal consumption accounts for 79% of the plastics market. This year, the National Retail Federation predicts retail sales — excluding automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants — to increase by 6.5% to 8.2%. That’s an increase between $4.3 and $4.4 trillion in retail sales over 2020. That’s good news for the plastics industry.
    • Sustainability

      A Conversation on Sustainability with Experts in the Field

      Three outstanding plastics professionals, members of the PLASTICS panel Integrating Sustainability into Daily Operations: Why It Matters and How It Works—part of the PLASTICS 2021 Spring Meeting—joined us for a pre-panel chat about their sustainability achievements.
    • Future Leaders

      Challenging Young Professionals to Keep Learning and Developing

      The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has a lot of industry-improving, career-enhancing activity going on. Our supply-chain councils and their committees are filled with members who believe in the association’s goal of a better industry and a better world. Each of those member-driven initiatives is overseen by a PLASTICS staff liaison who makes sure everything runs smoothly and facilitates access to association resources. For Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a program dedicated to the development of plastics professionals under the age of 40, that person is Leslie Jutte.