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With More Equipment Expected to Be Operating than at NPE2012, CPR Will Reduce Exhibitor Costs for Removing Processing Scrap

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A., March 17, 2014: SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has appointed Commercial Plastics Recycling (CPR) as the official recycling company for the NPE2015 international plastics exposition, it was announced today by Lori Campbell, SPI’s director of trade show operations.

CPR will be responsible for collecting and sorting scrap from equipment operated by exhibitors participating in SPI’s “NPE Recycles” program, and recycling it at the company headquarters in Tampa, Florida, fewer than 70 miles (113 km) from the site of NPE2015 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando.

While the NPE Recycles program for NPE2012 handled 260,208 lb.(118 metric tons) of material, the total for NPE2015 is likely to be even greater, according to Ms. Campbell. “Based on the number and sizes of booths taken at last month’s Space Draw, there will be larger exhibits at NPE2015 and more equipment operating on the show floor.” she said, noting that more than 300 exhibitors thus far say they will be running machinery

“We will remove all of the processing scrap generated by participating exhibitors, from booth setup to the end of the show, and do so with minimal cost to these companies,” said Paul Benvenuti, who is responsible for purchasing and sales at CPR. “To that end we will work directly with exhibitors to schedule our services, provide more packaging than in the past to facilitate collection, and provide more support staff on the show floor.”

SPI will provide recognition for participating exhibitors at, in the NPE2015 Show Guide, in the NPE2015 Show Daily, and via on-site signage, noted Lori Campbell.

SPI maintains a ‘zero waste’ policy for NPE, requiring that all process scrap generated on the show floor be diverted from landfill. Exhibitors not taking part in the NPE Recycles program will be responsible for having their scrap delivered to the OCCC loading dock for sorting off-site.

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NPE is a triennial international plastics exposition solely owned and produced by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. NPE2015 will take place Monday through Friday, March 23-27, 2015, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. NPE2012 had 1,933 exhibitors, 40% of which came from outside the U.S.A. The event attracted 55,359 participants, 26% of them international visitors.

Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $380 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly 900 thousand American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers legislative advocacy, market research, industry promotion, and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry. SPI also owns and produces the international NPE trade show. All profits from NPE are reinvested into SPI’s industry services. Find SPI online at and