The Plastics Blog
By Don Loepp | About The Plastics Blog

Share your thoughts on reshoring and sustainability

By Don Loepp | May 27, 2014 01:01 pm ET
Keywords:

Image By: Plastics NewsLoepp

No one ever asks your opinion about anything, right? Nielsen doesn't care what TV shows you watch. Gallup never asks who you plan to vote for. At home, even your dog walks away when you try to have a conversation.

Well, we care.

More accurately, Nexant Inc. and the Society of Plastics Engineers care. (I care too, but we'll get to that in a minute).

Both Nexant and SPE are polling plastics industry folks about some key issues that everyone has been talking about. So chances are pretty good that you have an opinion.

And they want it.

Nexant's survey is about the impact that reshoring is having on the plastics industry. It asks questions about how much reshoring is happening, what factors are driving the trend, and what challenges North American companies face as a result of the increased work.

SPE's survey is about sustainability and the plastics industry. The group is focused on understanding the importance of sustainability on the corporate (or institutional) agenda. SPE also plans to compare the responses to a survey that it completed in 2012, to see how the issue has changed.

SPE gave the preliminary results of the sustainability survey at Antec 2014 in Las Vegas, but they're still hoping to get more feedback. SPE members will have full access to the results, when it's completed.

Someone is finally interested in your opinion. Take advantage! Maybe it will start an trend. Maybe you'll get to decide what to have for dinner tomorrow night, or what color to paint those front shutters.

If you're really inspired, share your thoughts about reshoring and sustainability in the comments section of the blog today. These are hot-button issues, and I'm eager to start a dialogue on the topics.


Recent Blog Posts

From space to Earth   April 8, 2015 11:31 am ET
Plastics recyclers suffering, PN pricing in the news   April 6, 2015 11:43 am ET
Plastic gets official for March Madness   March 19, 2015 10:47 am ET
SAE may change, but auto technology marches on   March 13, 2015 12:24 pm ET
Plastics companies named manufacturing leaders   March 4, 2015 5:58 pm ET

Comments

Share your thoughts on reshoring and sustainability

By Don Loepp

Published: May 27, 2014 1:01 pm ET
Updated: May 27, 2014 1:22 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Injection Molding Market Analysis & Processor Rankings

Plastics News BUNDLED package contains our in-depth Market Analysis of the Injection Molding segment. You will gain keen insight on current trends and our economic outlook.

As a BONUS this includes PN's updated 2014 database of North American Injection Molders RANKED by sales volume. Sort, merge, mail & prospect by end market, materials processed, region, # of plants and more.

Learn more

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

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 15, 2015 - September 17, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events