PLASTICS Industry Association Holds Washington DC Fly-In and Spring Meeting

Washington D.C.— Starting today, from March 18th to the 21st, the Plastics Industry Association will hold its annual Spring Meeting and partner with the American Chemistry Council for a Plastics Industry Legislative Fly-In. These events allow for plastics industry stakeholders to gather in the nation’s capital to help set the direction of the industry, promote a sustainable future, navigate the economic landscape, showcase innovation and insights, and advance key policy initiatives.

The industry legislative fly-in bridges the gap between local employers from the industry and elected officials on Capitol Hill on a wide range of policy issues including plastic sustainability, recycling, and promoting innovation.  

“Plastic recycling is very real, and it happens every single day across America, including in Farmingdale, New York,” said PLASTICS’ President and CEO Matt Seaholm. “The Recycling is Real campaign highlights the people of our industry across America who work to recycle valuable materials every single day. We will continue to show the public and lawmakers that recycling is undeniable, and a feasible and economical way to achieve a more circular economy.” 

“Our Spring Meeting and Legislative Fly-In allows for advocacy with elected officials on behalf of our entire industry to reiterate the importance of plastic as an essential material,” said PLASTICS President and CEO Matt Seaholm. “We know our industry has a role to play in keeping waste out of our environment and we look forward to productive conversations with policymakers to reach our shared sustainability goals, while representing the over one million workers supported by the plastics industry.”  

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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 $548 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 seventh 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.