The leading associations in the U.S. and Canadian plastics industry are formally joining forces to help coordinate their efforts on certain initiatives and programs. Promotion of pellet containment and energy recovery efforts, plus advocacy and coordinated PR campaigns, will be some of the projects on which the groups will more formally synchronize their work.
The three organizations - the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association and SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association- already work together, but with the newly formed North American Plastics Alliance (NAPA) believe they can be more effective and efficient. The NAPA alliance could grow in the future, and SPI, ACC and CPIA will discuss expanding once it has demonstrated success. One group that could potentially be asked to join NAPA is Anipac, Mexico's plastics industry association.