Sustainability

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      A Look at PLASTICS Recycling Open House 2022

      PLASTICS recently hosted a compelling annual, open-to-the-public virtual event—the PLASTICS Recycling Open House. Eight organizations joined PLASTICS in sharing their latest initiatives and innovations to improve recycling and recycling rates.
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      Four More Companies Achieve OCS Blue Status

      Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) is an industry-led campaign, dedicated to helping every plastic resin handling operation prevent plastic resin loss. Recently, Quantix SCS, Formosa Plastics Corporation, PSC Group and Sunrise Plastic/Sunrise Services, LLC all met the rigorous standards for elite OCS blue-level membership.
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      Plastic, The Industry, A Sustainability Enabler - Part 3

      The first two parts of this series focused on of how plastic—the material—contributes to the accomplishing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Plastic products contribute directly to enabling the realization of 10 out of the 17 SDGs; almost 60%. Arguably, plastic materials aid in the realization of the remaining 7 goals as well.
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      Plastic: A Sustainability Enabler — Part 2

      This second article in a three-part series continues the use of the universally agreed upon Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the United Nations as a framework for offering a clear vision of how impossible it would be to achieve a sustainable future without plastic.
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      Plastic: A Sustainability Enabler – Part 1

      In the first of a three-part blog series, Heather Nortz, PLASTICS' Manager for Sustainability and Materials, discusses how plastics are necessary to achieving the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.
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      ICMYI: A Successful Debut for #PlasticRecyclingWeek

      The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is a signatory of the EPA’s America Recycles Pledge, which commits us to “participate in an ongoing dialogue to identify specific actions that we can take collectively with EPA and the other signatories, and within our respective organization, to improve the nation's recycling system.” We are proud to say that one of our newest contributions to this goal is #PlasticRecyclingWeek – a weeklong social media driven event that stimulated meaningful conversation about recycling among over 300,000 participants.
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      Insight and Perspective Shared at PLASTICS Packaging Summit

      PLASTICS recently hosted the first annual PLASTICS Packaging Summit, featuring more than 30 expert speakers and attended by hundreds of professionals throughout the manufacturing sector who have a vested interest in the future of plastics as a key material for a broad range of packaging solutions.
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      In Case You Missed It: Bioplastics Week 2021 Recap

      The seventh-annual Bioplastics Week has concluded, and thanks to all of our participants, it went off without a hitch! The purpose of this social media campaign is to create visibility for bioplastics—what they are, where they come from, what they can be made into, how they can be disposed of, and all of the benefits of using these alternative materials.
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      Guest Blogger: Kyla Fisher, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

      As a judge for the Re|focus Sustainability Awards, seeing how businesses are rising to the challenge to ensure we can still retain the value of plastics while working to reduce their negative externalities is a reminder why innovation is a key strategy towards a sustainable solution.