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Education and Outreach

As part of the SPC's education and outreach, it holds several in-person and online meetings and educational events a year. The SPC believes it will require collaboration throughout the supply chain to affect the change needed to realize sustainable packaging. As a result, the SPC continually looks for opportunities to advance its mission through participation in and hosting of conferences and meetings.

 

SPC April Open Forum — The ASTM Resin Identification Code System



The ASTM Resin Identification Code System

Thursday, April 21
11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
In 1988, the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) developed the Resin Identification Code system to help recyclers identify the different types of plastics commonly found in the municipal waste stream. In 2010, maintenance of this system was transferred from SPI to ASTM International. ASTM has converted this system in to ASTM Standard D7611 and is in the process of updating the system. Tom Pecorini, the Technical Contact and Chairman of D20.95.01, the section charged with running leading this effort, will highlight the problems with the current system and discuss the different options for change being proposed.

Presenter
Thomas Pecorini, Research Fellow at Eastman Chemical Company
 
Thomas is a Research Fellow at Eastman Chemical Company where he looks for new applications for polyester plastics. He is involved in Eastman’s sustainability program, and spends part of his time as the Technical Contact and Chairman of ASTM section D20.95.01, tasked with improving the Resin Identification System originally developed by SPI.

To Attend
SPC contacts from member companies are emailed the call information three weeks before the call. If you are part of a member company and would like to attend the call but did not receive the information, please contact us and we will send it to you.