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."

CalRecycle Packaging Workshop and Manufacturer’s Challenge
April 17, 2015
Following on its most recent packaging workshop in November of 2014, California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (better known as CalRecycle) has scheduled its next workshop and issued a “Manufacturer’s Challenge” to brand owners and packaging producers.

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association Launches Project Passport to Improve Food Packaging Compliance Communication throughout the Supply Chain
April 13, 2015
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and its Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee (FDCPMC) launched Project Passport Wednesday, providing companies throughout the food packaging supply chain with a suite of communication tools and educational resources to help them convey relevant information about their products to ensure compliance and address the concerns of consumers and customers.

NPE2015 Sets Records for Number of Exhibitors, Amount of Space and the Number of Companies in Attendance
April 8, 2015
The crowds of attendees and the clamor of working equipment that filled the giant exhibit halls at NPE2015 told the story better than numbers, but now there are statistics to make it official: NPE2015 was the largest show in NPE history.

Is Your Company Observing Earth Day? SPI Wants to Know!
April 6, 2015
Share your Earth Day events and activities with us and SPI will spotlight your company! You can also enter to win a free registration to next year's inaugural re|Focus Recycling Summit & Expo by taking part in SPI's Earth Day Photo Contest!

ASTM International Has Plastics Ballots Closing in April
April 2, 2015
ASTM has a number of ballots relating to existing standards and the development of new standards closing in April. Members of several different committees can make their voices heard on these items pertaining to several different existing and potential standards and classifications related to plastic materials. The closing dates for voting are April 6, April 10 and April 13.

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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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