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Strong alliance: NAPA 5 years later

North America – The North American Plastics Alliance (NAPA) ‘€“ a partnership between the continent’€™s four leading plastics industry trade associations to enhance sustainability and support growth ‘€“ has celebrated its fifth anniversary.

The trade body is made up of Mexico’s Asociación Nacional de Industrias del Plástico, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), and the plastics division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC).

‘The story of the plastics industry in North America can be divided into two periods: before NAPA and after NAPA,’ comments SPI president and ceo Bill Carteaux. He stresses that NAPA is ‘diligently’ taking steps to ensure coordinated advocacy, product stewardship programs, and other efforts aimed at increasing plastics recycling and energy recovery throughout North America.

‘For plastics companies in North America, NAPA quadruples the value proposition of joining one of the four NAPA-aligned organisations,’ says Carol Hochu, president and ceo of CPIA. ‘Our members benefit from having a built-in advocate for their business throughout the continent, in addition to in the country where they’re headquartered, and NAPA offers them access to resources they can use to grow their business globally.’

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