Opinion

Cartoons, opinion columns by Plastics News staffers, plus letters and perspective columns from our readers.

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'What Keeps You Up At Night' offers executive insights from the industry


January 21, 2015 11:01 am ET

With Brennan Lafferty's new column, "What Keeps You Up At Night?" the PN Publisher will sit down one-on-one with the leader of one company each month.

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Plastics, the environment are not enemies


January 14, 2015 12:39 pm ET

It looks like California voters will get to decide for themselves if the state will ban plastic bags.

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Safety, sustainability can drive the industry forward


January 7, 2015 11:39 am ET

Our editorial agenda is more than the foundation for our weekly opinion columns. It offers a blueprint for a prosperous and sustainable plastics industry. With the start of a new year, Plastics News restates its editorial agenda.

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Perspective
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Top talent trends of 2015 taking shape


January 22, 2015 3:07 pm ET

What will be the top talent trends in the plastics workplace in 2015?

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Reshoring impacts are not immediate


January 13, 2015 12:48 pm ET

Leading into 2015 economic indicators are pointing to another positive growth year for America's plastics manufacturing industry.

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Shining light on controversial topics is important


January 6, 2015 3:23 pm ET

Plastics News seeks to be a fair-minded news source, reporting on global developments for the industry and giving people the best information we can so they can make good decisions. We think it's that philosophy that's given us the market strength...

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Mailbag
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Frivolous lawsuits drag us down


September 9, 2014 10:00 am ET

I applaud Mr. Duffy's article in your Mailbag section (“Cease and desist progress?” March 24).

Industry can't attract top talent without help


September 9, 2014 9:55 am ET

Bill Bregar’s Viewpoint article in the June 6 Plastics News was right on regarding attracting young talent. As manufacturers, we have to stop complaining about the lack of qualified employees and do something about it. By now we should realize that no one else is going to help us.

'Rising Stars' shows improvement in industry


September 9, 2014 9:51 am ET

Kudos on Plastics News recognition of the 2014 “Rising Stars.” [Aug. 11 special report]

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