Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $373 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly 900,000 American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers advocacy, market research, industry promotion, and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. SPI also owns and produces the international NPE trade show. All profits from NPE are reinvested into SPI’s industry services. Find SPI online at and

"From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry," said William R. Carteaux, president and CEO, SPI. Our most recent economic reports show that the plastics industry as a whole is resilient, and has come through the recession significantly better than other U.S. manufacturing sectors."

SPI Bioplastics Division Honors Eastman Kodak with 2015 Innovation in Bioplastics Award at NPE2015
March 27, 2015
At NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and the SPI Bioplastics Division announced that Eastman Kodak was the winner of this year’s Innovation in Bioplastics Award for its creation of a biotoner that contains greater than 90 percent biobased and biodegradable materials.

SPI, SPE Announce Joint Membership Option for Students at NPE2015
March 25, 2015
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) announced a membership agreement at NPE2015 where SPI will cover a portion of the dues for student members of SPE and package their SPE membership with an SPI electronic membership that plugs plastics students and future plastics leaders into their most prominent industry trade associations right at the start of their careers.

NPE2015 Opens as a Plastics Industry Milestone, Unprecedented in Size, International Makeup and Breadth of Technology
March 23, 2015
More than 60,000 industry professionals will come to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) this week to visit exhibits by over 2,000 companies, choose from hundreds of technical and business conference sessions, and discover programs on timely topics like 3D printing, recycling, bioplastics, nanotechnology and business startups.

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association Announces New Annual Recycling Summit
March 23, 2015
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association continues to take strides in promoting plastics recovery and use of recycled content by creating an annual recycling event, the re|Focus Recycling Summit & Expo. The inaugural summit and expo will be held April 25-27, 2016, at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla.

CalRecycle Issues Recycling Summary Report
March 19, 2015
On March 17, California’s Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) released an 81-page staff report summarizing the current state of recycling in the state.

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The association is structured to meet the diverse needs of the entire plastics industry.  As SPI prepares for the future, member engagement in formulating strategy, developing priorities and supplying expertise is critical to our success.  From the Executive Board to our three sector Councils (Equipment, Material Suppliers and Processors) and the variety of product/policy committees and self-funded groups, there is a strong foundation already in place to build SPI's new business blueprint.  

SPI regularly seeks skilled professionals in a variety of disciplines to develop, manage, and support our programs and initiatives. SPI is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our dynamic trade association, please review our current vacancies.

Staff Accountant
Utilizing advanced knowledge of accounting theory and practice gained through education and experience provide financial management support services to SPI's operating divisions, service committees, special purpose groups and regional operations. Support SPI Controller in the Finance & Accounting department. Process daily accounting operations as well as month-end close and journal entries accurately, efficiently and in a timely manner.

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