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    • Future Leaders

      "Just being a part of such a big and vast industry is a positive thing."

      The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS' Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40. For this FLiP File, we spoke with Steve Schlehuber about his experience working in the plastics industry.
    • Ryan Erickson FLiP

      Future Leaders

      Plastics industry “gives you a lot of opportunities if you are prepared for them.”

      The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS' Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40. For this FLiP File, we spoke with Ryan Erickson about his experience working in the plastics industry.
    • Edmond Irizarry

      Sustainability

      What are the latest trends in post-consumer recycled products?

      Aveda was the first beauty company to use 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET, and today more than 85% of their packaging portfolio contains 100% PCR. To make this vision a reality, they adjusted the aesthetics of their packaging and successfully communicated those changes to their customers. Aveda has proven that using PCR does not mean compromising your brand or your customer's expectations. Join Edmond Irizarry, executive director of packaging development at Aveda, and hear their inspirational story at this year's Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit. See for yourself the new heights that can be achieved in sustainability when companies dare to think outside the box.
    • Industry News

      Softer Inflation and What It Means for Plastics

      The first two months of 2019 showed softer U.S. inflation. By and large, the monthly dips and rises in plastics price indices vary by materials and products, and only swing within a narrow band, suggesting the underlying trend of prices in the U.S. remains stable, and supportive of a growing economy.
    • Advocacy

      Why You Need to Be at This Year's Fly-In

      Since January, House Democrats are now in charge of the agenda on one side of Capitol Hill, and there are more than 110 new members in both the House and the Senate. That means almost a quarter of our federally elected officials have not heard from our industry and what is important to us.
    • Annual Meeting

      Industry News

      In Memoriam of Our President & CEO Bill Carteaux

      On December 10, 2018 we lost an incredible leader, colleague and friend. Our President & CEO Bill Carteaux passed away due to complications from acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the disease he had been fighting with determination and courage.