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Norwalk, Calif. — A California agency’s effort to reduce reliance on landfills includes a strategy promoting extended producer responsibility. That provision makes Sacramento lobbyist Bruce Magnani “nervous,” he said in remarks at the Western Plastics Association’s Nov. 10 dinner meeting … Read Full Post
California lawmakers narrowly approved a sweeping plastic bag ban Friday, leaving Gov. Jerry Brown to decide the fate of the controversial bill in an election year. The ban, the subject of years of debate, was one of the most heavily … Read Full Post
Join WPA in Vancouver, BC on May 14 for an update on resin pricing, what is going to happen the remainder of 2014, and what will happen in the future. Featured speaker, Kathy Hall of Petrochem Wire. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. … Read Full Post
Why You Need to Attend the WPA Energy Meeting March 18 “Clean energy” resources – including energy efficiency, demand response, distributed generation, and renewable energy – what do they mean to your industry and ultimately, to your bottom line? More … Read Full Post
Packaging executive Kevin Kelly advocates for industry technical education, opposes bag bans and oversaw a West Coast trade association’s transformation. Observers say he holds strong beliefs and tenaciously pursues his objectives. Perhaps those are reasons why Kelly, CEO of flexible … Read Full Post
PSI Webinar: Paying the Price: Eco-Fees vs. Cost-Internalization Wed, Sept 11, 10:30am-12:00pm PDT Register here How should manufacturers fund activities to reduce their products’ upstream and downstream environmental impacts as part of an EPR program? A debate is brewing in … Read Full Post
NORWALK, CALIF. (March 7, 12:15 p.m. ET) — Susan Freinkel, author of Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, is slated to talk at a March 13 dinner meeting of the Western Plastics Association in the Doubletree Hotel in Norwalk. Freinkel interviewed … Read Full Post
The February issue of WPA Today is now available online. The Dieline has transformed into the new associaiton newsletter. This issue is filled with good information and resources. Contributors include WPA member companies and allied trade associations. Included is information … Read Full Post
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The newly refocused Western Plastics Association sprung from the long-established California Film Extruders & Converters Association. Named WPA’s Executive Director, Laurie Hansen is overseeing the group’s transition and helping to set its agenda. In addition, the Sacramento-based Hansen is an independent … Read Full Post