Today, the future of plastics is at risk.

  • New regulations based on unsound science try to impose significant new costs on the industry.
  • State and local officials want to prohibit the use of certain types of plastics or ban plastics for certain applications.
  • A motivated cadre of online activists seeks to push consumers to de-select plastic products.

As a result, millions of our valued consumers are skeptical about the safety and sustainability of plastic products.

About SPI’s Future of Plastics Foundation

It is critical that the plastics industry address these concerns credibly and quickly, as well as show consumers how plastics favorably impact their lives every day. Taking a proactive approach will ensure that plastics remain the material of choice for future generations. That is why SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has established The Future of Plastics Foundation, a 501C-3  foundation to help protect and promote the plastics industry. Donations to this Foundation will help fund programs and initiatives that seek to supply sound-science and trustworthy information about plastics to key stakeholders, show consumers and policymakers the contribution of plastics to a sustainable environment, and help the public make informed choices about products they use every day.

About SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association

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 1.1 million workers and provides nearly $379 billion in annual shipments.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., SPI promotes business development via a suite of commercial services and trade shows, fosters the sustainable growth of plastics in the global marketplace, provides industry representation in the public policy arena and communicates the industry’s contributions to society and the benefits of its products.

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