With regard to the Feb. 23 Viewpoint, “Environment serious to the industry, too,” I am heartened to see both a review of the Global Plastics Environmental Conference and a call for more environmental action.
While most people are in agreement that environmental stewardship is important and desirable, it is not so easy for companies to initiate changes that will lead to improved environmental performance and cost-savings.
It is clear that more needs to be done. Perhaps Plastics News can run some features on companies that have been successful in implementing green programs, from companywide recycling programs to green buildings and new technologies that create jobs. This will promote a positive spin on the issue so companies and employees can work with enthusiasm toward a goal that will benefit us all.
Conor P. Carlin