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Producer responsibility on California’s waste agenda

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

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California plastic bag ban heads to Jerry Brown

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

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WPA Vancouver, BC Meeting – May 14

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 info@westernplastics.org.  … Read Full Post

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WPA March Energy Meeting

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

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Emerald’s Kelly carries on family tradition, wins Leo Shluker award

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

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Paying the Price: Eco-Fees vs. Cost-Internalization

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

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Plastic: A Toxic Love Story author to speak to Western Plastics group

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

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WPA Today Available Now

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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Resin Forecast PowerPoint

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WPA’s Hansen to Speak at 2012 Executive Forum

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

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