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If the White House had announced a 50-year goal to replace half of conventional plastics with bioplastics, we'd probably all be thinking "sure, that could happen." But a 20-year timeline seems awfully unrealistic.
Achieving plastics sustainability is like a long road trip. If you're wondering if we're there yet, then that answer definitely is not yes.
One thing I've learned from coordinating the Processor of the Year award is that few custom plastics manufacturers become successful without changing. Customers, materials and technology are always changing.
The industry must work to credibly combat misinformation. That doesn't mean dismissing legitimate issues or automatically assuming that any criticism of plastics is wrong. But it does mean highlighting the benefits of plastics and working to make plastics safe and sustainable.
The plastics industry must be getting back to normal because Editor Don Loepp's top story list of 2022 has a bit more balance than it did in 2020 and 2021.
When we look back on 2022, we're going to remember a year that was unnecessarily confrontational. So let's wrap it up with some humor.
The media is telling consumers that it's a waste of time to recycle plastics because most plastics aren't recycled. But the fact is that there's plenty of demand for high-quality recycled plastics.