K 2013: Resin producers create World Plastics Council

At K 2013, executives from plastics resin producers launched the World Plastics Council, which is designed to serve as the voice of global plastics manufacturers and to facilitate a united approach to address global opportunities and issues facing the industry.

Initiated by PlasticsEurope and the American Chemistry Council's plastics division, the meeting brought together some 50 industry leaders from all parts of the world, including China, Korea, Japan, India, Thailand, the Middle East, North and South America and Europe.

"The World Plastics Council is bringing together strong, committed plastics industry leaders from around the world to address the complex global issues facing our industry today," said Steve Russell, VP of plastics for the American Chemistry Council. "The WPC will provide a forum to share key learnings and foster ideas that will enable our industry to continue playing an essential role in building a more promising and sustainable future."

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