Time to Change the Conversation About Plastics

Time to Change the Conversation About Plastics

Check out Plastics Industry Association’s recently launched website and start advocating for your industry.

The Plastics Industry Association has launched a new website, www.thisisplastics.com, to help the industry better tell its own story.

By Jim Callari    
Editorial Director, Plastics Technology

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I’d like to introduce you to a website with which you might not be familiar. It’s thisisplastics.com, and it’s brought to you by Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS). On its “About” page, PLASTICS explains why a site like this was launched to begin with:

“People aren’t blogging about the ways plastics are keeping kids healthy and safe. They aren’t tweeting about the millions of jobs the industry has created. They’re not having conversations in break rooms about how plastics are changing technology for the better. They’re talking about plastic bag bans. They’re talking about landfills and waste. They’re talking about BPA and phthalates, and they often don’t hear from us. We’re here to help you change the conversation. And that means we’re addressing these issues head-on. We’re being transparent. We’re proud to tell our story. With this resource, we’re empowering you with ways to tell the world what you do and why you do it. We’re empowering you with the truth about our industry and a material that makes a positive impact.”

The site has information on plastics basics (Plastics 101), the environment, safety, innovation, and economic impact. As you get ready for NPE2018 (plenty of news about that in this issue), I ask that you do two things: bookmark this website for yourself, and email or text the link to friends and family.

Isn’t it time to change the conversation about your own industry?

Read full blog: Plastics Technology