Plastics Industry

The Association

The Philippine Plastics Industry Association, Inc. (PPIA) is the country’s premiere association of plastic fabricators with members engaged in molding, extrusion, weaving, lamination, recycling, and more. It was formed on 18 January 1970 with its office building located at 122 A Del Mundo St, between 10th and 11th Avenues, Caloocan City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Its leadership in 2014 consists of 51 officers, of whom 49 are men and 2 are women.

The PPIA began as an organization dedicated to the promotion of cooperation and understanding among plastic product manufacturers in the country. It has built a reputation as the “Voice of the Philippine Petrochemical Downstream Plastics Industry”, effectively representing the industry in resolving significant issues and concerns affecting competitiveness, interests in key policies and legislation – particularly on tariffs, environmental laws, customs rules and regulations, and product standards, among others. The PPIA is actively involved in addressing environmental issues. In May 2003, it converged with the major plastics sector groups and allied industries in the country to carry out a uniform advocacy and information and educational campaign on proper plastic waste management, recovery, and recycling by convening an ad hoc group called the Multi-Sectoral Committee on Plastics and the Environment 2 . PPIA co-organizes trade exhibitions to promote business opportunities for locally produced products and enhance linkages to the latest plastics manufacturing technologies from around the world.

The PPIA maintains active affiliations with local organizations such as the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FFCCCII), the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI), the Exporters Confederation of the Philippines (PhilExport), the Philippine Employers & Labor Social Partnership, Incorporated (PELSPI), Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mga Industriyang Kimika (SPIK) and the Solid Waste Management Association of the Philippines (SWMAP). Internationally, PPIA co-organized and has been the country's representative in the ASEAN Federation of Plastic Industries (AFPI) since its establishment in 1981 and the Asian Plastics Forum (APF), a regional grouping formed to discuss and address environmental issues on plastics. It is also a member of the Council of International Plastic Associations Directors (CIPAD) and the Global Plastic Litter Group where PPIA is the country’s signatory to the Declaration for Solutions on Marine Litter. 3

Note: 2 Members include PNOC Alternative Fuels Corporation (PNOC-AFC), formerly Petrochemical Development Corporation of the Philippine National Oil Corporation (PNOC-PPDC), Association of Petrochemical Manufacturers of the Philippines (APMP), Polystyrene Packaging Council of the Philippines (PPCP), Metro Plastics Recyclers Association Inc. (MPRAI), PET Manufacturers’ Association (PETMA), Flexibles Group, Packaging Institute of the Philippines (PIP), Soap and Detergents Association of the Philippines (SDAP), among others. Note: 3

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