Recycling is critical to ensuring the plastics industry transitions from linear to circular. From material suppliers, the equipment manufacturers developing new capability and capacity, to the processors who are incorporating recycled content into products, Plastics Industry Association members are leading in continually reusing the materials that we make.

Why Recyclers Join the Plastics Industry Association

PLASTICS is the only trade association that represents the full plastics supply chain. Recyclers who join the association lead in shaping to strategy and direction of how the industry evolves through consumer engagement and precompetitive collaborations. Grow your business by meeting with equipment and solution providers, and the processors/converters who need your materials to make more sustainable plastics products.

At the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), we work with our members to help them achieve their sustainability goals in a number of ways, including:

Promoting sustainable manufacturing practices, including the fair treatment of employees, transparency in the supply chain and the use of recycled plastics in new products.

Educating companies about the aspects of sustainable manufacturing, such as how to reduce water and energy use and make their products easier for consumers to recycle.

Demonstrating viable business models for collecting and recycling different types of plastic materials from locations like offices and hospitals to be returned to the supply chain.

Incentivizing companies to eliminate waste and increase recycling.

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The PLASTICS Sustainability Advisory Board is made up of representatives from all segments of the supply chain and interested specific end markets who act as a steering committee, guiding the association’s sustainability work.

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FLiP: Future Leaders in Plastics

PLASTICS and the Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Committee are devoted to supporting and encouraging the next generation of plastics leaders who will play a crucial role in the innovation, technology and future of the plastics industry.

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Bring change for the future of plastic recycling

From supporting positive recycling programs to educating legislators on the realities of recycling, PLASTICS and its members influence legislation and regulators to bring change that enables a more circular plastics economy. Help ensure your legislators understand the full impact by getting involved.

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Data Insights for Recyclers

The Plastics Industry Association provides a complete data resource portfolio to help our members make informed business decisions that continue to drive our industry’s innovations and success. Explore resources to help guide your business by clicking below.