Just think, 12 months ago Plastics News readers had not heard of "Gangnam Style," Honey Boo Boo or seen anyone lip-synch to "Call Me Maybe." We hadn’t seen an iPhone 5 or any private photos of Kate Middleton. And Fifty Shades of Grey just sounded like a description of the guests at the Plastics Hall of Fame induction. Sound horrible? 2012 wasn’t all bad. Let’s take a look back at the highlights with our irreverent annual Plastic Globe awards:
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