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  • 6/17/2020

    Recycling Today

    Plastics releases results from asphalt research project
    PLASTICS released the New End Market Opportunities (NEMO) for Film Asphalt Project report in partnership with the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT). Extensive testing shows that a new asphalt formulation using recycled polyethylene (rPE) film recovered from retail locations could achieve many of the same benefits of traditional polymer-modified asphalt formulations, including improved performance, decreased cost, and increased lifespan of asphalt. “‘PLASTICS is proud to have worked with NCAT, and all of our project partners, to produce the most comprehensive set of data on the effects of rPE in asphalt. We’re making our research publicly available in an open-source format,’ says Tony Radoszewski, president and CEO of PLASTICS. ‘The entire plastics industry is working to demonstrate the application of recycled material.’”

    Source: https://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/plastics-releases-results-asphalt-research-project/

    6/16/2020

    Recycling Today

    Legislators introduce plastic waste reduction, recycling act
    PLASTICS President and CEO Tony Radoszewski is mentioned in this article that details how Congresswoman Haley Stevens recently introduced the Plastic Waste Reduction and Recycling Act. This legislation would improve the federal government’s recycling research and development coordination. “The Plastic Waste Reduction and Recycling Act is endorsed by the American Chemical Council (ACC), American Chemistry Society, American Beverage Association and Plastics Industry Association. ‘We applaud the introduction by Rep. Haley Stevens of the Plastic Waste Reduction and Recycling Act to improve recycling in this country and look forward to working with every member of Congress to ensure this important piece of legislation becomes law. Innovative companies are eager to use more recycled material to create new products and prevent waste from entering the environment,’ says Tony Radoszewski, president and CEO of PLASTICS.”

    Source: https://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/haley-stevens-introduces-plastic-waste-reduction-recycling-act/

    6/8/2020

    Bloomberg Green

    Plastic Is the Hero of Coronavirus, Says the Plastics Industry
    PLASTICS President and CEO Tony Radoszewski is mentioned in this article that details how the plastics industry responded to the uptick in use and need for single-use plastic products and plastic materials during COVID-19 and the backlash from environmental groups to this need. “On March 18—a week after the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic—Tony Radoszewski, head of the plastics industry’s main U.S. lobbying group, sent Alex Azar, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, a strongly worded letter. Bans on single-use items had been proliferating across states and cities for years, but with the virus threatening American lives and livelihoods, he said, enough was enough.”

    Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-06-08/is-plastic-the-coronavirus-hero-the-plastics-industry-thinks-so

    5/21/2020

    Plastics News

    Kickstart: Spreading praise for plastics to Congress
    PLASTICS efforts to relay to Congress the important work of the plastics industry during the COVID-19 pandemic are detailed in this article. “The Plastics Industry Association is working to make sure federal leaders know of the many ways processors and suppliers are working to support the fight against COVID-19. Association CEO and President Tony Radoszewski sent letters to every member of the U.S. Congress to update them on a range of projects.”

    Source: https://www.plasticsnews.com/blog/kickstart-spreading-praise-plastics-congress

    5/19/2020

    Plastics Today

    New Safety Standard for Plastic Sheet and Film Machinery Released
    PLASTICS announced that its Machinery Safety Standards Committee released a new American National Standards Institute-accredited safety standard for Plastic Sheet and Film Machinery. “‘Helping to provide for the safety of plastics industry personnel is one of our hallmarks,’ stated PLASTICS President and CEO Tony Radoszewski, CAE. ‘Our ANSI Standards Program ensures this standard will minimize hazards to personnel by establishing safety requirements for the manufacture, care and use of these machines.’”

    Source: https://www.plasticstoday.com/new-safety-standard-plastic-sheet-and-film-machinery-released

    4/16/2020

    Bloomberg Quint

    Plastics Factory Workers Want to Know How Essential Their Products Really Are
    Plastic manufacturers play an integral role in creating necessary medical products during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As the coronavirus began spreading across the U.S., plastic industry groups moved quickly to assert their importance. ‘From medical supplies to food packaging, plastics are essential in the effort to stop the spread of this virus,’ said a statement from PLASTICS, an industry association. Demand has also gone up as stores have reversed plastic bag bans and restaurant chains such as Starbucks Corp.”

    Source: https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/plastics-factory-workers-want-to-know-how-essential-their-products-really-are

    3/23/2020

    USA Today

    Furloughed Hilton workers offered access to other jobs during coronavirus pandemic
    Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), along with other associations, businesses, and corporations, are offering furloughed hotel and hospitality industry workers access to an online resource center and expedited hiring processes during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

    Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/23/hilton-employees-furloughs-coronavirus-covid-19-jobs/2893323001/

  • 3/15/2020

    Bloomberg Green

    Plastics Had Been Falling Out of Favor. Then Came the Virus
    Corporations and businesses have been turning towards using single-use plastic products due to fears that COVID-19 may be spread through reusable products.

    Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-15/plastics-had-been-falling-out-of-favor-then-came-coronavirus

  • 2/17/2020

    Recycling Today

    Plastics announces 2020 Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards winners
    In February 2020, PLASTICS announced the winners of the second annual Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards. “‘The 2020 Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards drew an exceptionally competitive field of entries this year,’ says Plastics' Director of Sustainability Ashley Hood-Morley. ‘Each winning innovation has the potential to be a game-changer when it comes to eliminating waste in plastics manufacturing and eliminating waste, period. There are countless ways in which this industry is working to solve our planet’s environmental challenges. We congratulate Eastman, Accredo and Vartega for their commitment to sustainability and look forward to seeing the impact their innovations will undoubtedly have on our industry and our environment.’”

    Source: https://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/plastics-association-announces-2020-refocus-sustainability-innovation-award-winners/

  • 2/05/2020

    European Tool & Mould Making Magazine

    Plastics statement following signature of USMCA
    PLASTICS’ President and CEO Tony Radoszewski’s statement about the signing of USMCA is included here. “This agreement is an absolute win-win for the U.S. plastics industry. It brings the trade relationships with our two largest trading partners into the 21st century and paves the way for growth throughout North America. We are counting on the Canadian legislature and Prime Minister Trudeau to approve this agreement and sign it immediately so that the USMCA can start delivering benefits to the economy of the western hemisphere and beyond.”

    Source: https://www.etmm-online.com/plastics-statement-following-signature-of-usmca-a-902419/

  • 1/31/2020

    Research and Markets | PR Newswire

    Analysis on the $240B Plastic Bottles Industry, 2020-2025
    PLASTICS is mentioned in this news release that details the "Plastic Bottles Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)" report. “The plastic bottles market in the United States is estimated to grow at a steady rate, owing to increasing consumption and industrial applications of plastic-made containers. According to the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), the demand for plastic bottles continues to expand in the United States. Plastic projects to continue to increase across products and sectors, including beverage, food and water, household, pharmaceutical sectors.”

    Source: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/analysis-on-the-240b-plastic-bottles-industry-2020-2025-300996789.html

  • 1/16/2020

    Plastics News

    US Senate approves USMCA
    Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). PLASTICS President and CEO Tony Radoszewski and PLASTICS Chief Economist Perc Pineda, PhD are quoted in this article. “‘We expect this trade deal will have a positive impact on American consumers and businesses and are glad to see the path toward ratification coming into focus," Plastics Industry Association President and CEO Tony Radoszewski said in December. "We look forward to reviewing the agreement's final text and working with Congress to move the USMCA forward.’”

    Source: https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/us-senate-approves-usmca

  • 1/15/2020

    Plastics Today

    Plastics association calls U.S.-China trade deal ‘step in right direction’
    PLASTICS President and CEO Tony Radoszewski’s statement about the signing of phase one of a trade deal with China is included in this article. “‘We hope [the deal] paves the way forward for a reduction, or elimination, in tariffs; an increase in market access; and a less adversarial relationship between the world’s two largest economies,” said PLASTICS President and CEO Tony Radoszewski. “The plastics industry is an important driver of global growth and it relies on free, stable trade relationships in order to innovate and employ more workers. We look forward to further negotiations that level the playing field for U.S. plastics companies to compete in global trade.’”

    Source: https://www.plasticstoday.com/business/plastics-association-calls-us-china-trade-deal-step-right-direction/214627166162234

  • 1/4/2020

    Plastics News

    Biden says plastic bags should be phased out
    PLASTICS’ President and CEO Tony Radoszewski’s addressed Former VP Joe Biden’s comment about phasing out plastics. “The process of ’phasing them out,’ when it comes to plastics, would be a disaster for our economy and our environment,” Radoszewski said. 

    Source: https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/biden-says-plastic-bags-should-be-phased-out

  • 12/19/2019

    Plastics Today

    Here's what's on the plastics industry's wish list for 2020
    PLASTICS’ President and CEO Tony Radoszewski is quoted in this article (page 2) in the section about modernized recycling and recovery infrastructure regarding goals for the plastics industry in 2020. “Our wish is for a modernized recycling and recovery infrastructure. An important part of that is Congress passing the RECOVER and RECYCLE acts. The RECOVER Act will give federal grants to states and municipalities to invest in improving their recycling programs. Cities will be able to upgrade their recycling plants and will collect more materials rather than having them go to landfills. The RECYCLE Act will invest in educating consumers about their local recycling programs. Together, these bills will improve our nation’s ability to recycle.”

    Source: https://www.plasticstoday.com/injection-molding/heres-whats-on-plastics-industrys-wish-list-2020/62907059562094

  • 12/11/2019

    Plastics Recycling Update

    Project quantifies potential of secondary sortation
    In November 2019, PLASTICS released the results of the Pacific Northwest Secondary Sorting Demonstration Project. The project found an additional 50,000 tons of recyclables (in all material categories) could be captured each year with a regional secondary MRF drawing material from Oregon and Washington.

    Source: https://resource-recycling.com/plastics/2019/12/11/project-quantifies-potential-of-secondary-sortation/

  • 12/10/2019

    Plastics News

    Industry groups welcome agreement on USMCA
    PLASTICS’ President and CEO Tony Radoszewski’s statement about USMCA is included in this article about the plastics industry support of USMCA passage. “Plastics Industry Association President and CEO Tony Radoszewski welcomed the announcement. ‘We expect this trade deal will have a positive impact on American consumers and businesses and are glad to see the path toward ratification coming into focus,’ he said. ‘We look forward to reviewing the agreement's final text and working with Congress to move the USMCA forward.’”

    Source: https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/industry-groups-welcome-agreement-usmca?CSAuthResp=1%3A%3A79645%3A311%3A24%3Asuccess%3ABD6196534FDE9D68D9AD1ECC5AFB5AF0

  • 12/6/2019

    Plastics Today

    Plastics machinery shipments decline in Q3
    PLASTICS’ Chief Economist Perc Pineda’s, PhD statement is included in this article that details the latest statistics compiled by PLASTICS’ Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES). “‘The plastics industry is a mature industry and its growth will continue to track gross domestic product (GDP),’ said Perc Pineda, PhD, Chief Economist at PLASTICS. ‘The third quarter numbers moving sideways are in sync with weaker manufacturing activity in the economy this year. In Plastics Quarterly, our GDP growth forecast for the second and third quarters were 2.0% and 1.9%, respectively, and that’s what we got. The machinery shipment numbers were in sync with weaker manufacturing activity against the backdrop of an economy that moved sideways.’”

    Source: https://www.plasticstoday.com/injection-molding/plastics-machinery-shipments-decline-q3/31713404962002

  • 11/22/2019

    Resource Recycling

    Recycling outreach legislation hits US Senate
    Introduced in November 2019, the RECYCLE Act, Bill S.2941, would authorize the spending of up to $15 million per year over five years for recycling education and outreach grants and direct the U.S. EPA to develop a recycling toolkit for states and municipalities.

    Source: https://resource-recycling.com/recycling/2019/11/22/recycling-outreach-legislation-hits-us-senate/

  • 11/22/2019

    Plastics Today

    Pacific Northwest pilot recycling project shows promising results
    PLASTICS released the results of the Pacific Northwest Secondary Sorting Demonstration Project. In a statement about the project, PLASTICS’ President and CEO Tony Radoszewski said, “‘Our biggest takeaway following this pilot program is that a secondary sorting facility model is a viable option to help meet the ever-increasing demand for recycled materials. The project data shows the value that can be extracted from landfill-bound or mixed materials. It is our hope that the data from this report can help inform state and local decision makers on how to improve our recovery systems.’”

    Source: https://www.plasticstoday.com/recycling/pacific-northwest-pilot-recycling-project-shows-promising-results/118877182961925

  • 11/22/2019

    European Plastic Product Manufacturer Magazine

    Pacific Northwest recycling project releases results from 60-day pilot
    In November 2019, PLASTICS released the results of the Pacific Northwest Secondary Sorting Demonstration Project. In a statement about the project, PLASTICS’ President and CEO Tony Radoszewski said, “‘Our biggest takeaway following this pilot program is that a secondary sorting facility model is a viable option to help meet the ever-increasing demand for recycled materials. The project data shows the value that can be extracted from landfill-bound or mixed materials. It is our hope that the data from this report can help inform state and local decision makers on how to improve our recovery systems.’”

    Source: http://eppm.com/industry-news/pacific-northwest-recycling-project-releases-results-from-60/

  • 11/20/2019

    Resource Recycling

    Industry-backed bill pushes recycling grants program
    U.S. Representatives Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Larry Bucshon (IN-8) introduced the Realizing the Economic Opportunities and Value of Expanding Recycling (RECOVER) Act that will allocate federal grants to improve recycling infrastructure throughout the country.

    Source: https://resource-recycling.com/recycling/2019/11/20/industry-backed-bill-pushes-recycling-grants-program/

  • 11/15/2019

    Plastics News

    Plastics industry unveils $500 million federal recycling legislation
    The RECOVER Act will allocate federal grants to states and municipalities to invest in improving their recycling programs and infrastructure. PLASTICS’ President and CEO Tony Radoszewski’s statement is included in this article about the RECOVER Act. “This bipartisan bill will help address the infrastructure shortcomings that can contribute to recyclable materials ending up in our oceans and waterways, and we look forward to working with representatives to move it forward.”

    Source: https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/plastics-industry-unveils-500-million-federal-recycling-legislation

  • 11/6/2019

    Plastics Today

    Five fascinating facts about plastics in healthcare
    PLASTICS’ Plastics Market Watch, “Plastics Contributions to Healthcare,” details the beneficial role of plastic products in the healthcare industry.

    Source: https://www.plasticstoday.com/medical/five-fascinating-facts-about-plastics-healthcare/104122861361822

  • 10/31/2019

    Plastics News

    Radoszewski, actor Ted Danson debate plastics policy in Congress
    PLASTICS’ President & CEO Tony Radoszewski testified before a hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife on the impacts of plastic pollution on oceans and wildlife. Actor Ted Danson, the vice chair for environmental group Oceana, also testified, along with National Geographic fellow Jenna Jambeck and the founder of Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, Juan Parras. “Our industry agrees that there is a plastic waste problem. But the urgency of the situation cries out for a situation more thoughtful than simply saying no to a material that lowers greenhouse gas emissions, is more efficient to produce than other materials like metal, paper and glass and has delivered numerous benefits to society as a whole,” said Tony Radoszewski during the hearing.

    Source: https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/radoszewski-actor-ted-danson-debate-plastics-policy-congress

  • 10/29/2019

    European Tool & Mould Making Magazine

    Winners of Safety Statistics Award
    PLASTICS announced the winners of the recent Safety Statistics and Awards Program. This year, the program included four new award categories: Rising Safety Professional, Safety Professional of the Year, Leaders of Safety Award and Safety Company of the Year.

    Source: https://www.etmm-online.com/winners-of-safety-statistics-award-a-878110/

  • 10/7/2019

    Recycling Today

    Plastics Industry Association accepts submissions for Sustainability Innovation Awards
    PLASTICS announced that submissions are open for the second annual Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards. These awards will highlight the companies and organizations that are spearheading innovations in sustainability and recycling. Winners will be recognized at the annual Re|focus Sustainability and Recycling Summit.

    Source: https://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/plastics-sustainability-innovation-awards/

  • 9/27/2019

    Plastics News

    Save Our Seas 2.0 bill moves in Congress but faces rough waters
    “We’re happy with the legislation’s focus on improving our domestic recycling infrastructure and do not believe that the most recent changes to the bill will stifle the innovation in plastics recycling that’s happening every day — indeed, we believe the bill will ignite innovation in recycling,” said PLASTICS’ Director of Government Affairs, John Grant, regarding Save Our Seas Act 2.0.

    Source: https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/save-our-seas-20-bill-moves-congress-faces-rough-waters

  • 9/19/2019

    Plastics Today

    Novamont wins 2019 Innovation in Bioplastics award
    PLASTICS’ Bioplastics Division announced Novamont as the winner of the 2019 Innovation in Bioplastics award prior to Bioplastics Week 2019. Novamont won the award for the development of the Mater-Bi family of bioplastic polymers.

    Source: https://www.plasticstoday.com/sustainability/novamont-wins-2019-innovation-bioplastics-award/83130237261551

  • 9/6/2019

    Oregon Business

    Plastic Money
    PLASTICS manages the Pacific Northwest Secondary Sorting Demonstration Project, a 60-day recycling demonstration project in which selected materials from four Oregon materials recovery facilities will be further sorted. This innovation will help create six additional streams of recyclables which will reduce waste going to landfills or adversely affecting our environment. PLASTICS’ Vice President of Sustainability, Kim Holmes, is quoted in this article about the project. “For a long time, the U.S. neglected to invest in effective plastic recycling facilities because it was able to ship its waste to developing countries. That strategy is no longer viable. ‘The inadequacies and inefficiencies in our system were not visible because China took [the waste].’”

    Source: https://www.oregonbusiness.com/article/tech/item/18845-plastic-money

  • 8/23/2019

    Plastics News

    Lockout/tag-out changes may be on the horizon
    “The plastics group is asking OSHA to withdraw the proposed revision to its lockout/tag-out standard and start separate rulemaking that ‘explicitly recognizes the use of reliable control circuits rather than LOTO to protect workers from exposure to hazardous energy sources.” PLASTICS is quoted in this article about a proposed change to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Lockout/ Tagout rules.

    Source: https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/lockouttag-out-changes-may-be-horizon

  • 8/7/2019

    Plastics News

    Krieger’s Work Honors Family, Education Roots
    PLASTICS' Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Patrick Krieger, is recognized as a 2019 Rising Star in the plastics industry by Plastics News.

    Source: https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/kriegers-work-honors-family-education-roots

  • 8/7/2019

    Plastics Recycling Update

    Plastics recovery project underway in Pacific Northwest
    Earlier this month, the Pacific Northwest Secondary Sorting Demonstration Project began its 60-day run. This project will recover more materials through curbside recycling by further sorting select materials from four material recovery facilities.

    Source: https://resource-recycling.com/plastics/2019/08/07/plastics-recovery-project-underway-in-pacific-northwest/

  • 7/1/2019

    Recycling Today

    Senate proposes Save Our Seas Act 2.0
    PLASTICS’ Interim President and CEO Patty Long is quoted in this article that details Save Our Seas Act 2.0, legislation introduced on June 26, 2019 that would address plastic pollution and marine debris. "'Plastics is proud to support SOS 2.0, which will build upon the progress the industry is making to address marine debris across the world.'"

    Source: https://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/senate-introduces-save-our-seas-act/

  • 6/19/2019

    Plastics Technology

    New Recycling Demonstration Project to Launch in Oregon
    The pacific northwest secondary sorting demonstration project is a 60-day recycling demonstration project managed by PLASTICS which involves installing a portable secondary sorting system where selected materials from four regional materials recovery facilities (MRFs) in Portland, Oregon will be further sorted. This innovation will help create six additional streams of recyclables which will reduce the amount of waste going to landfills.

    Source: https://www.ptonline.com/news/new-recycling-demonstration-project-to-launch-in-oregon-

  • 6/03/2019

    Waste 360

    Cincinnati Chosen for Pilot Program to Increase Recycling
    PLASTICS is one of the supporters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's "Beyond 34: Recycling and Recovery for a New Economy” expansion program in Cincinnati, Ohio.  This program aims to increase the 34% recycling rate in the United States.

    Source: https://www.waste360.com/recycling/cincinnati-chosen-pilot-program-increase-recycling

  • 5/29/2019

    Plastics Technology

    New PLASTICS Report Shows Viable Market for Recycled Plastic Bumpers
    PLASTICS released the results from the final two phases of the End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Recycling Demonstration Project.

    Source: https://www.ptonline.com/news/new-plastics-report-shows-viable-market-for-recycled-plastic-bumpers

  • 5/28/2019

    Plastics News

    The future of recycling may not be what you expect
    PLASTICS’ Vice President of Sustainability Kim Holmes presented during the Sustainability 101 workshop at the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit.

    Source: https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/future-recycling-may-not-be-what-you-expect

  • 5/28/2019

    Plastics Technology

    A Look at the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit
    This article highlights several of the speakers and presentations that took place at the 2019 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit.

    Source: https://www.ptonline.com/blog/post/a-look-at-the-refocus-sustainability-recycling-summit-

  • 5/27/2019

    Recycling Today

    Plastics Industry Association announces additional innovation awards
    Two winners of the inaugural Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards were awarded during the Re|focus Sustainability and Recycling Summit. UBQ Materials won the Leadership in Innovation Award and iMFLUX won the People's Choice Award.

    Source: https://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/plastics-innovation-award-winners/

  • 5/22/2019

    Plastics News

    Aveda finds beauty in sustainability
    PLASTICS’ Vice President of Sustainability, Kim Holmes, is quoted in this article that details the presentation by Edmond Irizarry, executive director of packaging development for Aveda, at the 2019 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit.

    Source: https://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20190522/NEWS/190529974/aveda-finds-beauty-in-sustainability 

  • 5/14/2019

    KQED-FM

    Bay Area Entertainment Venues Join the Battle Against Plastic Waste
    Several live entertainment venues in California are finding ways to reduce single-use plastics during shows and events to lessen plastic waste overall. Quoted in this article and radio segment is PLASTICS Vice President of Government Affairs, Scott DeFife.

    Source: https://www.kqed.org/news/11745327/bay-area-entertainment-venues-join-the-battle-against-plastic-waste 

  • 4/16/2019

    Manufacturing Talk Radio

    Episode 331: Manufacturing Matters-An In-depth Look At The Plastics Industry
    PLASTICS Chief Economist, Perc Pineda, PhD, is the featured guest on this episode of Manufacturing Matters that focuses on plastics manufacturing.

    Source: https://mfgtalkradio.com/episode-331-manufacturing-matters-an-in-depth-look-at-the-plastics-industry/

  • 4/2/2019

    Sustainable Nation Podcast

    Kim Holmes – Vice President of Sustainability for the Plastics Industry Association.
    Kim Holmes, the Vice President of Sustainability for PLASTICS, discusses the ocean plastic crisis and more during this thirty-minute episode of the Sustainable Nation podcast.

    Source: https://www.sustridge.com/kim-holmes-sustainability-plastics

  • 3/1/19

    NBC News

    How business groups are fighting a wave of anti-plastic straw laws.
    There is a growing momentum against plastic drinking straws as cities and states begin to implement star bans in restaurants.  Mentioned in the article is PLASTICS Vice President of Government Affairs Scott DeFife.

    Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/how-business-groups-are-fighting-wa...

  • 2/23/19

    CNBC

    California proposes phaseout of single-use plastics by 2030.
    California lawmakers introduced legislation in February 2019 to phase out single use plastic products.  This article includes a quote from PLASTICS Vice President of Government Affairs Scott DeFife: “‘At the Plastics Industry Association, we believe uncollected plastics do not belong in our oceans or waterways.  We share the goal of increased recovery in order for plastics to be used at their highest and best potential.’”

    Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/23/california-proposes-phaseout-of-single-u...

  • 2/2/19

    Plastics Today

    Waste Management Sustainability Forum inspires optimism.
    Waste’s Management ninth annual Sustainability Forum took place on January 31, 2019.  This article includes a quote from PLASTICS Vice President of Sustainability Kim Holmes: “‘We appreciate the forum for taking on the challenging topic of marine debris.’”

    Source: https://www.plasticstoday.com/sustainability/waste-management-sustainabi...

  • 12/30/18

    NBC News

    'Banning plastic straws will not be enough': The fight to clean the oceans.
    The fight to clean the oceans – Improved recycling practices and recycling infrastructure will help to curb plastics waste and marine debris in the ocean more so than straw bans.  This article includes a quote from PLASTICS Vice President of Government Affairs Scott DeFife: “the growth of plastics packaging can continue ‘in a way that is good for the environment and the economy.’ But he said more recycling programs, and markets for recycled material, need to be put in place.”

    Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/banning-plastic-straws-will-not-be-enough-fight-clean-oceans-n951141

  • 11/15/18

    National Geographic

    What you need to know about plant-based plastics.
    PLASTICS explains that demand for bioplastics has increased in the past decade as a result of better technology and consumer interest in sustainable alternatives to plastics.

    Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/11/are-bioplastics-made-from-plants-better-for-environment-ocean-plastic/

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