The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD; Overland Park, KS), which is holding its 59th Annual IAPD Convention in San Diego, CA, this week, has handed out awards to a number of IAPD members.
The 2015 Environmental Excellence Awards went to three companies: Gold and Best Overall Program went to Curbell Plastics Inc. for the company's environmentally conscious practices. Three companies shared the Silver Award: Cast Nylons Ltd., Cope Plastics Inc. and Laird Plastics. The Bronze Award went to Interstate Plastics, Margacipta and Piedmont Plastics.
"IAPD is proud to honor the accomplishments of these seven companies with the Environmental Excellence Award," said IAPD CEO Susan Avery. "Life-cycle analysis shows that plastics are often the most environmentally friendly material to use for applications and, as shown from the examples from these four companies, the manufacturing of those plastics can also be done in an environmentally responsible manner."