Current Legislation Surrounding Plastic in the USA
Stephanie Baker, Director of Market Development, KW Plastics
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Stephanie strives to live in a world where we don’t have to talk about who, what, where, or how to recycle plastic. In the meantime, she gets to talk a lot. As the Director of Market Development for KW Plastics Recycling Division, Stephanie speaks to the economic advantages and opportunities for plastics recycling. A hometown girl from KW Plastics’ headquarter operations in Troy, Alabama, Stephanie represents the world’s largest plastics recycler of HDPE and PP in projects surrounding sustainability, packaging design and increasing quality supply throughout North America. Stephanie’s experience includes establishing closed loop recycling programs, beyond bottle expansion initiatives, policy, communications, economic development, strategic planning and community affairs. Professionally, Stephanie serves as an active member of the Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers (APR) Rigids Committee and Communications Committee. Previously, she has served as Chairman of the Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC) Board of Directors and SERDC 120: a voluntary initiative to explore public-private partnerships and strategic investments to boost recovery in the Southeast, which resulted in the Recycling Partnership. Stephanie is recognized as an emerging leader in the recycling industry, travels frequently as a spokesperson for sustainable plastics recycling, and in 2013 was recognized as a Resource Recycling’s “Four under 40: The Voices of the Future”. Stephanie enjoys both adventures and movie nights at home with her husband, Matt, and their two charming daughters. When she’s not on the road for recycling, Stephanie offers her communications and creative skills to her local church, civic and cultural arts interests.