JOHN PICCIUTO: President Western Plastics Association (WPA)

John Picciuto is the President of the Western Plastics Association (WPA). President John Picciuto has called for industry action to ensure “that plastic products, especially packaging, aren’t replaced by inferior materials with worse environmental footprints.”

The Western Plastic Association (WPA) is a trade association dedicated to representing the broad interests of the Plastic Industry in the Western States and Canadian Provinces of North America. Our goal is to unify the Industry and educate legislators and the public through programs and newsletters.

The plastic industry has been getting a lot of attention over the last few years, and we have reached a tipping point,” Picciuto said at WPA’s Jan. 8 meeting. “It’s no longer just environmentalists who have concerns about plastic marine debris but consumers, brand owners, retailers and resin producers.

WPA was created out of the trade organization, the California Film Extruders and Converters Association (CFECA). CFECA has been in existence since the 1970’s and represented the interests of the film and bag industry in California and the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years. CFECA had many successes in the legislative arena, and provided its members with the opportunity to network on a monthly basis. The new name for CFECA, The Western Plastics Association, represents our expansion as a plastics trade association to all the sectors of the industry.