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Perc�s Perspective on First Quarter 2017 GDP
Perc�s Perspective on First Quarter 2017 GDP
The advance estimate for gross domestic product (GDP) growth from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) came in at 0.7 percent for the first quarter of 2017. This is a slow start to the year for the economy, but according to Plastics Industry Asso...
Connecticut Task Force to Reduce Consumer Packaging that Generates Solid Waste Underway
Connecticut Task Force to Reduce Consumer Packaging that Generates Solid Waste Underway
The Connecticut legislature passed a bill in 2016 that established a task force to study ways to reduce the amount of consumer packaging that enters the waste stream. That task force has been meeting this year and will continue to do so in the coming m...
Michigan PLASTICS Members Open Plants to Congressmen
Michigan PLASTICS Members Open Plants to Congressmen
Taking advantage of the August recess to visit businesses in their districts, U.S. Representatives from Michigan Mike Bishop (R-Rochester) and Dan Kildee (D-Flint Township) toured PLASTICS member companies to get first-hand looks at the manufacturing p...
Ways and Means Committee Member Visits Steinwall Inc.
Ways and Means Committee Member Visits Steinwall Inc.
Representative Erik Paulsen (R-MN-3) visited PLASTICS member Steinwall Inc., a custom thermoplastic injection molder, in Coon Rapids, Minnesota on March 13. Rep. Paulsen is serving in his fifth term in Congress and sits on the House Ways and Means Comm...
In Long-Fought Victory for PLASTICS, CPSC Relieves Seven Plastic Materials from Phthalate Testing...
In Long-Fought Victory for PLASTICS, CPSC Relieves Seven Plastic Materials from Phthalate Testing...
Ever since rulemaking commenced to implement the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has been arguing before the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that many types of plastics wil...
PLASTICS Submits NAFTA Comments to Administration
PLASTICS Submits NAFTA Comments to Administration
Written comments by PLASTICS were among over 12,000 submissions to the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on negotiating objectives regarding the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In the comments, PLASTICS su...