Blogs are an opportunity for reporters to share something different. Often it's something personal, or commentary, or just an item that doesn't fit the definition of a news story.
Most weeks, the blogs on PlasticsNews.com are among the most popular items on our website. Here's a list of the 15 most popular Plastics News blog posts of 2017, ranked by reader interest.
In June, I moderated most of American Chemistry Council's Marine Debris Dialogue in Newport, R.I., which brought together plastics industry executives interested in the topic along with NGOs, academics and government experts. In this blog I shared my perspective on the meeting, what the plastics industry should be doing, and the importance of keeping the conversation going.
In February, custom injection molder Evco Plastics Inc. was the focus of a report on the NBC Nightly News. We embedded the video and included extensive links to our own coverage of Evco, our 2015 Processor of the Year.
Frank Esposito shared a story about the role 3D printed plastics played in major reconstructive surgery on his son's jaw.
The story behind our decision to name Pierre Boulet, CEO of French automotive supplier Mecaplast, our first-ever Automotive Newsmaker of the Year.
I never thought I'd have a reason to mention Paris Hilton in a Plastics News column.
Results from our rankings surveys always yield some interesting facts. Hollee Keller, our editorial research coordinator, took a closer look at the numbers behind the latest Plastics News ranking of the top 100 North American injection molders.
Data junkies have something new to look forward to: watch for Hollee to get her own blog in 2018.