• Sustainability

      A Look Back at Bioplastics Week 2022

      Another one for the books – our Bioplastics Week 2022 social media campaign was a great success! Our goal each year is to provide a variety of educational information about bioplastics to those both within and outside our immediate audience of PLASTICS members. With 5 non-member organizations directly involved in sharing the #BioplasticsWeek hashtag in their posts, and the 13 informative video interviews we posted, Bioplastics Week content was able to be seen by 2 million individuals. Here's just a snippet of what they saw...
    • Industry News

      Plastics Machinery Shipments Resilient in the Second Quarter

      According to the statistics compiled and reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS) Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES),shipments of primary plastics machinery (injection molding and extrusion) in North America increased in the second quarter.
    • Sustainability

      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.
    • Future Leaders

      Bringing Members into the Fold

      Not everyone is lucky enough to find a job that perfectly matches their disposition, but Katie Prezzi did—at the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), where her title is Member Relations Associate. Katie works with member company representatives to help them get their companies into conversations they want to part of and access the full benefits of PLASTICS membership.
    • Future Leaders

      Seeking a Job and Discovering Plastics

      Ryan Miller left Penn State in 2012 with excellent training in Finance and Economics. But like most people, he didn’t learn a whole lot about plastics. Little did he know that his search for a job would lead to Ultra-Poly Corp., the world of recycling, and a Business Development Associate’s position that would prove quite an adventure.
    • Industry News

      Plastics Manufacturing Up in July

      While the first six months of 2022 brought economic contraction causing production to move sideways from February to June, U.S. plastics product manufacturing advanced to a good second-half start. The 1.2% increase in plastic production exhibited in July was an improvement—6.3% higher than a year earlier and higher than the 3.2% increase in U.S. total manufacturing.
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