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Plastics Make it Possible® highlights the many ways plastics inspire innovations that improve our lives, solve big problems and help us design a safer, more promising future. See our recent announcements and get more information about our latest initiatives.

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  • “TINY HOUSE” THAT'S BIG ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY ARRIVES AT CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER WASHINGTON (April 14, 2016)—Plastics Make It Possible® and Zack Giffin, co-host of FYI Network's "Tiny House Nation," teamed up to build an energy efficient tiny house using innovative plastic building products that can improve a home's energy efficiency. The 170-square-foot tiny house exhibit–"A Tiny House That's Big on Energy Efficiency"–will debut at Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 16 and run through September 11. Read News Release
  • PLASTICS MAKE IT POSSIBLE® OFFERS CHANCE TO WIN HOLIDAY GIFTS, PLUS TIPS TO REDUCE SEASON’S WASTE WASHINGTON (November 30, 2015) — To encourage all of us to minimize our impact on the environment this holiday season,Plastics Make it Possible® is offering some easy tips to reduce food waste and packaging waste, as well as a chance to win holiday gifts made with recycled plastics. Read News Release
  • PLASTICS MAKE IT POSSIBLE UNVEILS NEW “TINY HOUSE” THAT’S BIG ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY AT THE CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER WASHINGTON (November 24, 2015)— Plastics Make It Possible® and Zack Giffin, co-host of FYI Network’s “Tiny House Nation,” teamed up to build an energy efficient tiny house using innovative plastic building products that improve a home’s overall energy efficiency. The 170-square-foot tiny house-exhibit–“A Tiny House That’s Big on Energy Efficiency”–opened to the public at the California Science Center in Los Angeles the week of November 23. Read News Release
  • ON AMERICA RECYCLES DAY, PLASTICS MAKERS SAY: LET’S RECYCLE MORE TYPES OF PLASTICS WASHINGTON D.C, (November 9, 2015)—To celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15—and to encourage Americans to recycle more plastics year round—Plastics Make it Possible® is offering some tips to widen the types of plastics collected for recycling, as well as a chance to win an iPad Air. Read News Release
  • CARBON FIBER AND PLASTICS DRIVING AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATION, EFFICIENCY WASHINGTON D.C. (October 28, 2015) — According to the U.S. Department of Energy, automobile components made with advanced composite materials could reduce the weight of passenger cars by half and improve fuel efficiency by nearly 35 percent. That’s one of the primary reasons that automakers are ramping up use of composite auto parts made with carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP) in their vehicles. Read News Release
  • DEBILITATING DROUGHT FOCUSES ATTENTION ON MEASURES TO CURB WATER WASTE WASHINGTON, DC (Aug. 25, 2015)
    A debilitating drought plaguing many regions of the nation has Americans scrambling to save water, especially during the peak water usage months of summer. While the average family uses 320 gallons of water per day, water use in the summer can spike up to 1,000 gallons per day, primarily due to lawn and landscape care.
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  • NEW SURVEY: AMERICANS CONCERNED ABOUT NATION’S WASTED FOOD, BUT UNDERESTIMATE IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT WASHINGTON, DC (June 24, 2015)
    According to a national survey today, 70 percent of Americans surveyed say they are bothered by the amount of food wasted in the U.S. Most cite money lost as the leading cause for concern (79 percent), while nearly half of respondents also are bothered by others not having enough to eat (45 percent).
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  • NEW SURVEY: HALF OF AMERICANS SAY THEY RECYCLE 75 PERCENT OR MORE OF RECYCLABLE ITEMS SECTION Press Room SHARETweet Share Pin Many Want Better Information about What to Recycle, Particularly for PlasticsWashington, D.C. (November 14, 2014)
    A new national survey conducted in advance of America Recycles Day (November 15) finds that half of Americans say they recycle 75 percent or more of their recyclable items. Eight percent say they recycle all recyclables. The survey, conducted by global insights firm Kelton Global, finds that nearly two thirds of Americans say they recycle on a “regular basis.”
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  • PLASTICS MAKE IT POSSIBLE® LAUNCHES “DON’T BE TRASHY. RECYCLE.” TOUR WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 7, 2014)
    Plastics Make it Possible® has launched a three-week recycling tour, under the theme “Don’t Be Trashy. Recycle.” The tour celebrates America Recycles Day on November 15 and highlights opportunities to recycle more everyday plastics.
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  • PLASTICS HELP TAILGATERS REDUCE WASTE WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 24, 2014)
    Tailgating at sports events is almost as big a draw as the game itself, with lots of food, lots of fun—and lots of waste. Large college stadiums, for example, can generate 100 tons of waste per game, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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  • WASTE LESS FOOD ON SUMMER ROAD TRIPS, TIPS FROM PLASTICS MAKE IT POSSIBLE® WASHINGTON, DC (Aug. 1, 2014) — Summer is peak season for road trips, which usually include plenty of snacks and beverages. But nobody wants to end the trip with spoiled food and heaps of waste. To help protect your food and the environment, Plastics Make it Possible® offers tips on how plastics can help reduce both food waste and packaging waste during long road trips. Read News Release
  • WANT TO BAT CLEANUP? PLASTICS MAKE IT POSSIBLE® ENCOURAGES BASEBALL FANS TO RECYCLE MORE PLASTICS Washington, D.C. (June 25, 2014)
    To encourage people to recycle more plastics, Plastics Make it Possible® is bringing its unique “recycling” vending machine to Coors Field in Denver, Colo. for today’s baseball game. Fans can deposit a plastic beverage bottle into the vending machine for recycling in exchange for a free special-edition T-shirt that uses fabric made with recycled plastics.
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  • PLASTICS MAKE IT POSSIBLE® AND “ACE OF CAKES” DUFF GOLDMAN LAUNCH VIDEO SERIES ON REDUCING FOOD AND PACKAGING WASTE Washington, D.C. (June 17, 2014)
    This summer, Plastics Make it Possible® is teaming up with celebrity chef and television personality Duff Goldman to launch a video series on the importance of reducing food and packaging waste in the kitchen.
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  • LOW-COST HOME PROJECTS CAN HELP SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY THIS WINTER Washington, D.C. (January 7, 2014)
    Falling winter temperatures typically raise home heating costs—along with concerns over the impact of increased energy use on the environment. Plastics Make it Possible® offers some tips on low-cost, do-it-yourself projects to help cut down on wasted energy this winter—and all year round.
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  • PLASTICS HELP AMERICANS REDUCE WASTE DURING HOLIDAYS—AND BEYOND Washington, D.C. (December 19, 2013)
    Americans produce 25 percent more household waste during the holiday season—that’s an extra 1.2 million tons of trash per week from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Plastics Make it Possible® offers some simple tips on how plastics and recycled plastics can help reduce waste by allowing consumers to do more with less—during the holidays and in the new year.
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  • PLASTICS MAKE IT POSSIBLE® LAUNCHES HOLIDAY AUTO TRAVEL POLL WITH CHANCE TO WIN $500 Washington, D.C. (November 21, 2013)
    More than 80 million Americans are expected to take to the road this holiday season, so Plastics Make it Possible® is highlighting how drivers and passengers benefit from modern plastics that contribute to vehicle fuel efficiency and safety, plus comfort and design. In an exclusive online poll, visitors to the Plastics Make it Possible® website can answer a few questions about auto travel while learning how plastics make possible many advances in today’s autos—and enter for a chance to win one of two $500 gift cards.
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  • PLASTICS MAKE IT POSSIBLE® SENDS MOBILE RECYCLING BINS TO SIX COLLEGE CITIES TO CELEBRATE AMERICA RECYCLES DAY Washington, D.C. (November 14, 2013)
    To celebrate America Recycles Day this November 15, Plastics Make it Possible® will send a fleet of mobile recycling bins to six cities with large college campuses across the United States.
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  • CHEF ROBERT IRVINE TO HIGHLIGHT PLASTICS AND SUSTAINABILITY AT NEW YORK CITY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL Washington, D.C. (October 17, 2013)
    To highlight the vital role plastics play in food preparation, packaging and sustainability, Plastics Make it Possible® is teaming up with world-renowned chef and television personality Robert Irvine at this year’s Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE.
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  • PLASTICS MAKE IT POSSIBLE® UNVEILS VENDING MACHINE FOR RECYCLED PLASTIC T-SHIRTS AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK Washington, D.C. (September 9, 2013)
    For three days during New York Fashion Week, consumers on midtown 8th Avenue can “buy” a limited edition designer T-shirt made with recycled plastic fabric from a new vending machine by Plastics Make it Possible® —using a plastic bottle as currency.
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  • PLASTICS MAKE IT POSSIBLE® AND HGTV DESIGNER TANIYA NAYAK LAUNCH “RECYCLING MAKEOVER” VIDEO SERIES Washington, D.C. (June 25, 2013)
    This summer, Plastics Make it Possible® has teamed up with popular designer and television personality Taniya Nayak to launch a video series on recycling more plastics in the home and designing with recycled plastic products.
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  • PLASTICS MAKE IT POSSIBLE® LAUNCHES BATHROOM TO BIN—PLUS A CHANCE TO WIN $500 Washington, D.C. (June 6, 2013)
    To encourage consumers to recycle more plastics at home, Plastics Make it Possible® today launched Bathroom to Bin, an interactive online feature that offers some humorous advice on recycling plastics used in the bathroom, plus a chance to win $500.
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  • PLASTICS DELIVER MORE CHOICES, ADVANCES IN FROZEN FOODS—WITH LESS PACKAGING AND FOOD WASTE Washington, D.C. (March 14, 2013)
    During the 30th National Frozen Food Month this March, Plastics Make it Possible® is honoring innovations in plastics that help deliver convenient and nutritious frozen foods—particularly those innovations that have led to less packaging and food waste.
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  • FOOD BLOGGERS COMPETE IN GAME DAY RECIPE CHALLENGE, HIGHLIGHT HOW SPORTS FANS CAN CELEBRATE WITH LESS WASTE Washington, D.C. (January 24, 2013)
    Plastics Make it Possible® has teamed up with four popular food bloggers in a Game Day Recipe Challenge to create iconic sports fan recipes using plastic kitchen tools—then sports fans can vote online for their favorite recipe and be entered in a Game Day Giveaway for one of five $250 gift cards.
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  • CELEBRITY STYLIST GRETTA MONAHAN PROMOTES ECO-CHIC FALL FASHION TRENDS AND PLASTICS ON NEW VIDEO, BLOGS Washington, D.C. (December 3, 2012)
    Popular “stylist to the stars” Gretta Monahan has unveiled a new video on the indispensable role of plastics in fashion. In partnership with Plastics Make it Possible®, the celebrity stylist, trendsetter, and sustainability advocate also blogs about the rapid rise in the use of recycled plastics in clothing and accessories, underscoring how the eco-chic movement has become mainstream in the fashion world.
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  • AMERICA RECYCLES DAY SURVEY SAYS: AMERICANS FEEL THEY’RE NOT DOING ENOUGH FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2012)
    A new national survey released today on America Recycles Day finds most Americans feeling less than confident that they’re doing enough to help the environment—and many say they don’t really know how.
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  • RICHARD BLAIS TO HIGHLIGHT PLASTICS AND SUSTAINABILITY AT FOOD NETWORK NEW YORK CITY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL Washington, D.C. (October 3, 2012)
    Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais is teaming up with Plastics Make it Possible® at this year’s Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE to highlight the integral role plastics play in food preparation, packaging, and sustainability.
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  • GRETTA MONAHAN HIGHLIGHTS PLASTICS—AND RECYCLED PLASTICS—IN FASHION AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2012)
    Popular “stylist to the stars” Gretta Monahan used her own star power following September’s New York Fashion Week to highlight the rapid rise in the use of recycled plastics in clothing and fashion, underscoring how the eco-chic movement has become mainstream in the fashion world.
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  • GAME APP BIN IT! 2.0 REWARDS PLAYERS WITH REAL WORLD PRODUCTS FOR VIRTUAL PLASTICS RECYCLING Washington, D.C. (August 7, 2012)
    A newly updated game app for plastics recycling now rewards players with real world products for virtual plastics recycling. Plastics Make it Possible®, the creator of the popular Bin It! 2.0 app, has teamed up with Earth911, host of the nation’s largest recycling directory, and Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people’s everyday green activities with discounts and deals from local and national businesses, to encourage consumers to recycle more.
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  • BLOGGERS JOIN PLASTICS MAKE IT POSSIBLE® AT “FASHION WEEK SWIM” IN MIAMI TO HIGHLIGHT ROLE OF RECYCLED PLASTICS IN SUMMER FASHION Washington, D.C. (August 1, 2012)
    At this summer’s Fashion Week Swim in Miami Beach, Plastics Make it Possible® partnered with fashion bloggers to highlight the growing role of plastics—and even recycled plastics—in summer clothing and accessories.
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  • ONLINE CAR RACING GAME HIGHLIGHTS ROLE OF PLASTICS IN AUTO FUEL-EFFICIENCY, SAFETY, AND DESIGN Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2012)
    Plastics Make it Possible® today launched Plastics Speedway a challenging online car racing game that highlights many of the ways plastics contribute to automobile fuel-efficiency, safety, and design.
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  • FASHIONISTAS CELEBRATE SUSTAINABLE STYLE WITH RECYCLED PLASTIC LOOKS AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 16, 2012)
    Plastics Make it Possible® kicked off New York Fashion Week February 10 by celebrating the innovative use of plastics—especially recycled plastic fabrics—with hundreds of fashion bloggers from across the country. “Green” has become fashion’s hottest color as designers feature fabrics made from post-consumer recycled plastics in their 2012 collections.
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  • This Valentine's Day Plastics Make it Possible® Offers A Prize Package Plus Dessert Recipes from Top Food Bloggers WASHINGTON, DC (Feb. 10, 2012)
    Plastics Make it Possible®, an initiative sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council, is offering a prize package of plastic baking equipment worth $250 to encourage the young-at-heart to express their love this Feb. 14 with home-baked goodies.
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  • Plastics Recycling? There's an App for that. WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 14, 2011)
    To encourage more plastics recycling, Plastics Make it Possible®, an initiative sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council, has launched Bin It!, a fun and addictive new game that actually challenges people to recycle.
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  • AMERICA RECYCLES DAY: PLASTICS MAKE IT POSSIBLE® TEAMS UP WITH WOOLLY POCKET TO HIGHLIGHT “CLOSING THE RECYCLING LOOP” WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 8, 2011)
    Plastics Make it Possible® this year has partnered with Woolly Pocket to provide schools throughout the country with space-saving gardens made with recycled plastic bottles. The self-contained garden pockets help students learn valuable lessons in gardening, nutrition, and how plastics are recycled into new products. Through a donation to the Woolly School Gardens program, Plastics Make it Possible® will enable 10 schools to grow gardens.
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  • Smart Plastic Packaging Can Reduce the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Food Waste WASHINGTON, DC (August 16, 2011)
    Plastics Make it Possible®, an initiative sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council, partnered with leading food packaging expert Dr. Paul Butler to investigate the issue further and propose ways consumers can help reduce food waste in their own lives.
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  • Plastics Make it Possible® Showcases the Latest Trends in Outdoor Entertaining at the Annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen WASHINGTON, DC (June 23, 2011)
    At the 2011 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, Plastics Make it Possible®, an initiative sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council, partnered with entertaining and food expert Sissy Biggers to showcase the latest trends in plastic innovations that help make outdoor entertaining easier, more elegant and most importantly – more sustainable.
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  • Plastics Make it Possible® Supports Sustainability Initiative at the Annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen WASHINGTON, DC (June 6, 2011)
    This year, Plastics Make it Possible®, an initiative sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council, has become a partner of the Greening Effort at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen – a program designed to reduce the environmental impact of the annual event through recycling, composting and proper disposal of non-recycled materials.
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  • Auto Experts Discuss Fuel Efficiency, Plastics at 2011 New York International Auto Show WASHINGTON, DC (May 17, 2011)
    Plastics Make it Possible® hosted a panel of automotive experts who examined the innovative role of plastics not only in fuel efficiency but also in performance, safety and design, particularly in light of the growing market for electric and hybrid vehicles.
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  • Plastics Make it Possible® Partners with 
Stylist to the Stars George Kotsiopoulos to 
Highlight Fashion Innovations Made Possible by Plastics WASHINGTON, DC (April 07, 2011)
    Plastics Make it Possible® has partnered with celebrity fashion stylist, writer and television personality George Kotsiopoulos to launch a year-long series of videos and exclusive online content which showcases the innovative uses of plastics in fashion design and accessories currently found in retail stores and on the runway.
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  • Transform Outdoor Spaces and Prepare for a Season of Entertaining with Plastics WASHINGTON, DC (March 23, 2011)
    Plastics Make it Possible®, an initiative sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council, partnered with home improvement and design expert, Leslie Segrete, at the 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show to underscore how innovations in plastics and recycled plastics are being used to design functional and stylish outdoor and home spaces.
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  • Most Americans Plan to "Go Green" This Holiday Season WASHINGTON, DC (December 14, 2010)
    Approximately 25 percent more waste – an extra 5 million tons – is generated during the holidays compared with the rest of the year. However, according to a recent national survey conducted online in October by Harris Interactive on behalf of Plastics Make it Possible®, 86 percent of U.S. adults plan to reduce their impact on the environment over the holidays this year.
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  • Most Americans Say It Feels Good To Buy Recycled WASHINGTON, DC (November 10, 2010)
    Clothing and Other Products Made from Recycled Materials Are Considered a “Green” Choice this America Recycles Day.
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  • New Cooking Trends Made Possible by Plastics ARLINGTON, VA (June 23, 2010)
    Plastics Make it Possible®, an initiative sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council, and nationally recognized lifestyle and food expert Sissy Biggers partnered at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 18-20, to highlight plastic innovations that are revolutionizing the way we cook and entertain.
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  • Plastics Make It Possible® Helps Raise Nearly $50,000 For Athletes With Disabilities Network ARLINGTON, VA (May 20, 2010)
    To celebrate the achievements of athletes that competed in the 2010 Paralympic Games and all athletes with disabilities, Plastics Make it Possible®, an initiative sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council, helped raise nearly $50,000 for Athletes with Disabilities Network (ADN), a partner with Easter Seals – Michigan, which provides services and mentorship for disabled athletes across the country.
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  • Plastics Make it Possible® Partners With The Athletes With Disabilities Network to Inspire Amputees to Become Athletes of the Future ARLINGTON, VA (March 3, 2010)
    On March 12, Paralympic athletes from around the world will gather in Vancouver for the 2010 Paralympic games. To celebrate their achievements, Plastics Make it Possible®, an initiative sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), is partnering with Desert Storm veteran and two-time Paralympian John Register to raise more than $25,000 for the Athletes with Disabilities Network (ADN), a subsidiary of Easter Seals Michigan, which provides services and mentorship for disabled athletes.
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  • Up-and-Coming Designer Duo “Sews Up” Competition Celebrating The Innovative Use of Plastics in Fashion ARLINGTON, VA (January 12, 2010)
    Plastics Make it Possible®, an initiative sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council, celebrates emerging designers inspired by this trend and is excited to announce WesFeld, a team comprised of two up-and-coming designers, Daniel Feld and Wesley Nault, each of whom was featured on season 5 of the hit television show “Project Runway,” as the grand prize winner of its national design competition in partnership with Gen Art.
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  • Plastic is the New Black! ARLINGTON, VA (October 27, 2009)
    “Big Bang Theory” Actress to Host Gen Art “Fresh Faces in Fashion” Los Angeles Show and Announce Designer Competition Showcasing Innovative Plastic-Based Collection.
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  • Gen Art Announces Designer Slate For 12th Annual Los Angeles "Fresh Faces in Fashion" Presented By Plastics Make it Possible® LOS ANGELES, CA (September 28, 2009)
    Gen Art today announced plans for its 12th annual “Fresh Faces in Fashion” show presented by Plastics Make it PossibleSM, to take place on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at the Peterson Automobile Museum in Los Angeles. The “Fresh Faces” show will serve as the opening show of Rock Fashion Week L.A., an event consisting of three days of fashion shows, events and celebrations, to run until, October 31.
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