SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association Announces New Annual Recycling Summit

REduce, REuse, REcycle, REnew – It's Our Focus


ORLANDO, Fla. – 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.
“As leaders in the recycling space, SPI and its member companies are committed to manufacturing products that reduce environmental impact by increasing the use of recycled content and promoting better design of products that make them more recoverable at end of life,” SPI President and CEO William R. Carteaux said. “It’s our commitment as plastics manufacturers to promote sound recycling practices as economic and environmental solutions to the ubiquitous nature of our products.”
Working in tandem with its Recycling Committee, SPI and other stakeholders will develop sessions focused on relevant information that considers key challenges in manufacturing and design, addressing the supply chain, manufacturing, regulatory and labeling issues and corporate culture around sustainability trends. The re|Focus Recycling Summit & Expo is expected to be a world class educational and networking event highlighted by an expansive exhibit hall.
“re|Focus is truly an industry supported conference that’s already generated a broad range of interest across the supply chain, encompassing recyclers, brand owners, processors and equipment manufacturers,” said Carteaux, adding that the exhibit hall will include representation from all sectors of the plastics manufacturing industry.
Carteaux announced news about re|Focus during a press conference in its first-ever Zero Waste Zone, at NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase in Orlando, Fla. Washington-based SPI produces and owns NPE2015, a triennial trade show and conference that caters to the international plastics manufacturing community as well as its ancillary businesses.
For additional information on re|Focus, consult our website www.plasticsindustry.org
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 legislative and regulatory 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 http://www.plasticsindustry.org and http://www.inthehopper.org.
"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."