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PLASTICS announces winners of the 2020 Re|focus Leadership and People’s Choice Awards

By The Plastics Industry Association   


PureCycle accepts the Leadership in Innovation Award and Accredo Packaging wins the People’s Choice Award 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced today PureCycle Technologies as the winner of the Leadership in Innovation Award and Accredo Packaging as the winner of the People’s Choice Award for the 2020 Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards.

Leadership in Innovation Award-winner PureCycle Technologies uses post-consumer and post-industrial polypropylene for consumer-facing applications. PureCycle removes contaminants, odors and colors from recycled feedstock to produce near virgin-quality resin.

Accredo Packaging, the People’s Choice Award-winner, designed an all-polyethylene, fully recyclable stand-up pouch with a variety of uses. The AccredoFlex® RP™ Gen2 pouch consists of up to 25% bio-based resin. Accredo, which also won a Sustainability Innovation Award for Best Design earlier this year, uses wind and solar energy to create the AccredoFlex® RP™ Gen2.

Previous Re|focus attendees and plastics industry experts voted virtually for the People’s Choice Award at the Re|focus website.

“We are excited to announce PureCycle Technologies as the winner of the Leadership in Innovation Award and Accredo Packaging as the winner of the People’s Choice Award,” said PLASTICS Senior Director of Sustainability and Materials Ashley Hood-Morley. “These awards continue to demonstrate how the plastics industry is moving the needle in sustainability and recycling innovations.”

“Although we moved the Re|focus Awards to virtual voting, due to the pandemic, we had very high participation from the Re|focus community. I continue to be impressed with the plastic industry’s commitment to sustainability,” she stated.

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The Re|focus Webinar Series Kicks Off May 28th with “Putting Marine Plastics to Work in the Supply Chain” on Thursday, May 28th from 11:00am –12:30pm. To learn more about the webinar series visit:

About Plastics Industry Association

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $451 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS’ education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy, and North America’s largest plastics trade show, NPE: The Plastics Show, visit Connect with PLASTICS on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.


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