Washington — The Plastics Industry Association has promoted two staffers and launched a Sustainability Advisory Board.
The goal of the board is to enlist a diverse group of plastics industry professionals to discuss and identify sustainability priorities. The board will unveil its top priorities at the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit in Orlando, Fla., in June.
Kim Holmes, who had been the association senior director recycling and diversion, has been promoted to vice president of sustainability. In addition, Ashley Hood-Morley was named director of sustainability. She has been with the association since 2014.
"Our Sustainability Advisory Board will help to leverage the brightest professionals to collaborate to help move the needle forward for sustainability in the plastics industry," Holmes said in a news release. "We want to have a forward-thinking group with the intention to drive beyond recycling and more broadly approach sustainability as holistically including recovery in addition to recycling."
Hood-Morley, who previously worked for Eastman Chemical Co., added: "I am thrilled to put my engineering experience and project management skills back to use and think of ways to use applied science more intently when designing products to be recycled and creating technologies that can sort challenging materials."
The Plastics Industry Association is based in Washington.