Plastics News will run its second special report on diversity, equity and inclusion in the plastics industry on June 12, 2023.
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View previous diversity special report issues from 2021 and 2022.
In a tight labor market, the global plastics industry will have to get creative to "get ahead" of its reputation of contributing to global climate change that fuels social inequities.
Allison Lin loves the plastics industry, but believes there's a "good-old-boys-club mentality" that gets in the way of inclusivity.
Having a diverse workforce can help companies be more creative, solve problems, lower turnover and improve profitability, according to industry experts. But plastics companies face hurdles in efforts to hire a more diverse workforce.
Teen who joins work-study program says: "It feels like the next step on a natural path but it is kind of a breakthrough."
This year, the Society of Plastics Engineers Foundation's PlastiVan program partnered with Keith Young, founder of Detroit-based science research lab Ecotek Science at Work!, to reach fourth- through 12th-grade students in Detroit public charter schools.