SPI hires sustainability expert as director of recycling

PLASTICS NEWS REPORT

Published: February 14, 2013 11:39 am ET
Updated: February 14, 2013 11:41 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Recycling
Companies & Associations Saudi Basic Industries Corp./Sabic, Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.

WASHINGTON -- Kim Holmes, principal consultant at Portland, Ore.-based 4R Sustainability, has been named director of recycling -- a new position -- at the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.

Holmes will lead the association's new recycling initiative, which includes pursuing a zero-waste strategy for the U.S. plastics industry.

As she completes prior consulting commitments, Holmes will start part-time at SPI on March 1 and become full-time in September.

"Her depth of knowledge and extensive background in the area of plastics recycling and recovery is impressive. Kim understands the inherent value of plastics, has thought a great deal about our industry's recycling challenges and advocates innovative solutions for expanding plastics collection and conversion," said SPI President and CEO Bill Carteaux, in a news release.

Holmes will develop SPI's new recovery/recycling program and manage the organization's effort to drive the industry toward achieving full recovery and re-use of post- industrial plastics. She will manage SPI's recycling committee and be responsible for overall issues management related to recycling. Holmes also will conduct outreach regarding plastics recycling and waste diversion to governmental bodies, NGOs and stakeholder coalitions.

Prior to 4R Sustainability, Holmes was advanced marketing manager for post-consumer recycle at Sabic Innovative Plastics. She also served as executive editor and research coordinator at Resource Recycling magazine.


Comments

SPI hires sustainability expert as director of recycling

PLASTICS NEWS REPORT

Published: February 14, 2013 11:39 am ET
Updated: February 14, 2013 11:41 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

PET to PET boosts recycling capacity

September 18, 2014 11:14 am ET

PET to PET Recycling Austria GmbH, a bottle-to-bottle PET recycling operation backed by Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling and several beverage...    More

Image

Symphony Environmental defends biodegradable plastics in recycling stream

September 17, 2014 11:47 am ET

Symphony Environmental Technologies plc, one of the world's largest oxo-biodegradable technology companies, has responded to a leading Mexican...    More

Image

ACI expanding in South Carolina

September 17, 2014 12:56 pm ET

Reprocessor and recycler ACI Plastics Inc. is expanding in South Carolina.    More

Image

On-line tool aims to increase recycling through common language

September 17, 2014 12:32 pm ET

A new online tool is out to get everybody speaking the same language when it comes to plastics recycling.    More

Image

Rise of PP recycling leads to first bale specifications

September 17, 2014 10:22 am ET

PET has its bale specifications for recycling. And so does high density polyethylene. But now comes polypropylene's time.    More

Market Reports

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook – North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events