If you’re in the plastics industry, odds are you’ve heard good reports coming out of the recent Plastimagen in Mexico City. Allow us to share one more. Our CEO, Tony Radoszewski, and our VP of Member Engagement Glenn Anderson, were there and came back excited about the future of our industry in Mexico and Latin America. 

   

Tony Radoszewski and Glenn Anderson, visiting with Brian Marston
and Ricardo Gonzalez at the Uniloy booth at Plastimagen. 

Plastimagen’s first face-to-face show in two years was a resounding success with 400 booths, 600 brands and some 25-thousand visitors over the show’s four-day run. 

Tony Radoszewski and Glenn Anderson, visiting with Brian Marston and Ricardo Gonzalez
at the Uniloy booth at Plastimagen. 

“Our colleagues at Plastimagen expressed the same frustrations our members do,” Tony said, “such as high demand frustrated by supply chain issues and the inability to make shipments. But the good news is, they also share our high level of optimism about the future.” 

Glenn added, “It was also great to hear from the people we met how interested they are in working with us to get our industry past these current roadblocks.” 

Among the issues Tony and Glenn discussed with attendees at Plastimagen were a united front in working toward truly workable solid waste solutions and against bans that do nothing to address the root causes of litter and waste. Attendees also expressed interest in helping colleagues in Canada by speaking out against the Canadian government labeling plastics as toxic. 

   

Tony and Glenn enjoying a moment with John Chalmers of Cloeren, Inc. 
and Juan Vazquez of Unicor, Inc. at Plastimagen. 

Tony was given the privilege of speaking at Plastimagen and received an overwhelmingly positive response from his expression of solidarity within the industry and his reminder that the industry needs to remember just how important plastics are to life in the 21st century. 

“It was wonderful to hear people voicing their pride in everything plastics do to make life better,” Tony said. “People all over the world would find life a lot harder without the sustainable, sanitary, economical options plastics provide.” 

 

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