August 29, 2022

Washington, D.C.—The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) and PLASTICS Recycling Committee will host a Recycling Open House© on August 30th, 2022, from 1:00 – 3:30 PM EST. The Recycling Open House will include leaders from across the plastics industry and offer insights on best practices for improving recycling and promoting plastics circularity.

“I’m thrilled to have so many organizations convening to discuss such an important sustainability topic,” said Patrick Krieger, Vice President of Sustainability at PLASTICS. “Promoting plastic circularity as a unified voice emphasizes the vital need to emphasize the integral role recycling plays. Recycling is both an act and a system, and it will take the actions of many partners to improve the system as a whole.”

This second annual event will host approximately 500 attendees and offer engagement opportunities, following an expert panel discussion regarding current recycling programming. The event is open to member of the PLASTICS Industry Association and those members of the participating organizations.

“Facing America’s recycling challenges is a top priority for our industry and the broad participation in this event shows an incredible level of commitment to its success,” said Matt Seaholm, President and CEO of PLASTICS. “Our industry is investing billions of dollars to recycle more plastic waste in the U.S. PLASTICS continues to work with stakeholders, policymakers and well as those in the public and private sector, to promote effective recycling solutions that reduce plastic waste through smart investments in infrastructure, technology, and education.”

PLASTICS will host this on-line open house event in conjunction with other participating organizations and associations including: The Recycling PartnershipInspiring Plastics ProfessionalsAssociation of Plastic RecyclersThe Sustainable Packaging CoalitionResource Recycling SystemsAmerican Chemistry CouncilHealthcare Plastics Recycling Council and the Vinyl Institute.

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $395 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS’ education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy and the largest plastics trade show in the Americas, NPE: The Plastics Show, visit