PLASTICS President & CEO Matt Seaholm’s Letter to the Editor, The New York Times

The New York Times has published a letter to the editor written by Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) President and CEO, Matt Seaholm, in response to an editorial on recycling.

“Oliver Franklin-Wallis mentions our advocacy initiative “Recycling Is Real,” which highlights the industry’s commitment to recycling and the hardworking people who make it happen every day.

The truth is, we wish we didn’t have to create this campaign, but unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation about recycling in our country. Activist organizations actually tell Americans that recycling is a “myth” and, in some cases, not to bother recycling at all.”

Click here to read the full response letter.

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, including Equipment Suppliers, Material Suppliers, Processors, and Recyclers, representing over one million workers in our $548 billion U.S. industry. PLASTICS advances the priorities of our members who are dedicated to investing in technologies that improve capabilities and advances in recycling and sustainability and providing essential products that allow for the protection and safety of our lives. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members, and the seventh largest U.S. manufacturing industry, more globally competitive while supporting circularity through educational initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, convening opportunities and policy advocacy, including the largest plastics trade show in the Americas, NPE2024: The Plastics Show.