How's this for a pro-plastics message: "Open up your eyes to the generation of plastic and see how it affects every part of your day." That line comes from "Wake Up! It's the Plastics Age," the big winner in the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.'s first student video contest. The video was submitted by Jason Paris of the Pennsylvania College of Technology. The prize: An iPad2 with 64GB, Wi-Fi +3G; $2,000; and a three-day trip to NPE2012 in Orlando, Fla., iincluding round-trip air transportation and hotel accommodations, one NPE2012 Expo Pass, and two Universal Studios Tickets. The contest was created to celebrate SPI's 75th anniversary. College students (undergraduate and graduate level) studying in plastics programs were invited to submit original videos that honor plastics' innovation. "We were extremely impressed with the videos we received. They will all help to spread the good news about how plastics benefit our society," Washington-based SPI said in a news release announcing the winners. Second place goes to "The True Meaning of Plastics," submitted by Angela Beltran of the University of Akron. And third place goes to "Plastics," submitted by Emily Bowser & Meghan Stefanko of Penn State-Behrend.
Wake up! It's the Plastics Age
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