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SPI's online Press Room is your one-stop shop for news, background information and other resources you need to write your story.  SPI's Communications & Marketing Department can provide timely information to reporters on a broad range of public policy issues pertaining to plastics manufacturing and economic growth, and can refer reporters to plastics executives at small and large companies in every state, as well as to SPI’s public policy experts in Washington, D.C.


Thanks to a $63,000 grant from SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, Montgomery County (Md.) Executive Ike Leggett announced today that beginning immediately residents of single-family homes receiving County recycling pick-ups can now add PET thermoform plastics to their recycling bins.  The announcement was made at the County’s Shady Grove Processing Facility & Transfer Station in Derwood, Maryland.

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Founded in 1937, SPI is the plastics industry trade association representing the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States. SPI's member companies represent the entire plastics industry supply chain, including processors, machinery and equipment manufacturers and raw materials suppliers. The U.S. plastics industry employs nearly 900 thousand workers and provides $373 billion in annual shipments.

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  • The plastics industry is the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States
  • The U.S. plastics industry employs more than nearly 900 thousand workers
  • The U.S. plastics industry creates $373 billion in annual shipments

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Plastics Machinery Shipments Continued to Rise in Q3
November 25, 2014
“The market conditions that drive investment in new industrial equipment have prevailed throughout all of 2014, and I expect these conditions to persist in 2015. These are: low interest rates, and the need for increased productivity in order to meet rising aggregate demand," according to Bill Wood, the plastics market economist who analyzes and reports on the plastics machinery market sector for the CES.

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  • Natural Gas: Critical to the U.S. Plastics Industry
  • Permanently Extend the R&D Tax Credit
  • Funding for FDA's Food Contact Notification Program
  • The Currencty Reform for Fair Trade Act
  • Union Organizing/Secret-Ballot Election and Card-Check









Recycle Plastics 365 - Pursuing Zero Waste





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