Plastics Machinery Magazine, Recycling Today, SPI partner on new recycling publication

Aug. 5, 2015

Valley View, Ohio-based GIE Media Inc., publisher of Recycling Today magazine, and Peninsula, Ohio-based Peninsula Publishing LLC, the publisher of Plastics Machinery Magazine, have partnered to produce Plastics Recycling, a new magazine serving the rapidly developing plastics recycling marketplace. This new venture is complemented by a publishing agreement with Washington-based Society of the Plastics Industry, through which the association will provide content and distribution support. 

"We're very excited about this new publication and the opportunity it offers to better serve the readers of Recycling Today while also serving the broader plastics industry," says James R. Keefe, publisher of Recycling Today and executive vice president of GIE Media. "The evolving supply chain for recovered and reprocessed plastics is rapidly developing and needs a professional business magazine to provide critical market and technical insight."

The new publication, which will be published twice annually, offers unmatched reach spanning the plastics industry. It will be distributed as a supplement to all Recycling Today and Plastics Machinery Magazine readers while also enjoying digital distribution to the SPI database.  

In addition to the wide industry circulation at the time of publication, each issue of Plastics Recycling will be distributed at SPI events and at many waste and recycling events throughout each calendar year.

"This is an exciting time for the plastics industry," says Tony Eagan, Plastics Machinery Magazine publisher and chairman of Peninsula Publishing. "Sustainable materials management, cost control and the move towards zero waste are impacting processors throughout the plastics industry. This new publication will provide critical insight on the practical, need-to-know realities of plastics recycling. Insights on markets, machinery, legislation and other market drivers will be in each issue."

"SPI has a long history of industry partnerships," says SPI President and CEO William R. Carteaux. "We have made SPI's mission to move the needle on plastics recycling and pursue the goal of zero waste for the plastics industry and our products. The only way to do this in a way that has long-lasting, real-world results is by engaging the entire plastics supply chain. That's the reason we're supporting this new publication."

Plastics Recycling will begin publication in the spring of 2016. The first issue will be published in conjunction with the SPI Re|focus event, to be held April 25-27 in Orlando, Fla. It offers suppliers to the plastics recycling market and those trading in secondary plastics a uniquely powerful advertising channel that reaches the entire plastics recovery, reprocessing and manufacturing supply chain, according to the partners.