Washington D.C.— The Washington Post has published a letter to the editor written by Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) President and CEO, Matt Seaholm, in response to an editorial on plastic recycling.
“The Plastics Industry Association and its members believe plastic should remain in the economy and out of the environment. The fact is that innovations in product and material design have outpaced our recycling infrastructure. We all want to recycle more, and the plastics industry continues to invest billions of dollars in technologies to improve recycling, but we need partners to reach recycling goals.”
The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, including Equipment Suppliers, Material Suppliers, Processors, and Recyclers, representing over one million workers in our $468 billion U.S. industry. PLASTICS advances the priorities of our members who are dedicated to investing in technologies that improve capabilities and advances in recycling and sustainability and providing essential products that allow for the protection and safety of our lives. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members, and the sixth largest U.S. manufacturing industry, more globally competitive while supporting circularity through educational initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, convening opportunities and policy advocacy, including the largest plastics trade show in the Americas, NPE2024: The Plastics Show.