Assistant Managing Editor
Toloken has been an Assistant Managing Editor for Plastics News since 2019. From 2014-2019 he was News Editor/International. He has hosted and produced the Plastics News Radio podcasts, and since late 2016, has handled coverage of politics and policy from a home office near Washington, D.C. From 2008 to 2014, he was a staff reporter for PN in Guangzhou, China, covering the industry throughout Asia. In 2006-07, he lived in Hong Kong and contributed on a freelance basis. From 1997 to 2006, he served as PN's Washington reporter. He is a journalism graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Before joining Plastics News, he worked at the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., and as a freelance journalist for the Chicago Tribune and the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights, Ill.
The reintroduction of far-reaching Democratic plastics legislation in Congress got an amped up pushback from the industry. But political changes in Washington and shifts in industry positions have changed the field.