• Industry News

      PLASTICS Names Industry and Association Veteran as President and Chief Executive Officer

      The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has named Tony Radoszewski president and chief executive officer effective September 16, 2019. Radoszewski, a plastics industry veteran with nearly 40 years of experience in the field, joins PLASTICS after serving since 2006 as the president of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI). 
    • Industry News

      Plastics Exports Up, Imports Down in First Quarter

      In the first quarter, plastics industry exports topped $15.8 billion—a 1.0% increase from the previous quarter and 0.7% above the first quarter last year based on data from the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). Imports totaled $13.8 billion resulting in a trade surplus of $2.0 billion.
    • Edmond Irizarry


      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

      The USMCA: Too Late to Turn Back Now?

      As far as the U.S. plastics industry is concerned, the effect of the USMCA is net positive. It would be unproductive—let alone cumbersome—to go back to the drawing board to redraft and renegotiate a trade deal.
    • 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.