Matt Seaholm is the Vice President of Government Affairs where he oversees the association’s legislative or regulatory activities.
Prior to becoming the Vice President of Government Affairs, Matt served as Executive Director for the American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance, a special working group of the Plastics Industry Association made up of companies committed to policies that promote and protect the plastic retail bag industry. Matt led their advocacy efforts to promote sustainable use and prevent the regulation and taxation of the industry’s products.
Before joining ARPBA, Matt was Vice President of Public Affairs at Edelman, having helped clients navigate federal, state and local policy fights. He has an extensive background in issue advocacy, government affairs, and grassroots organization. He is also a veteran campaign manager with experience running campaigns on the legislative, congressional, statewide, and national levels. Matt is a native of Wisconsin and proud alum of the University of Wisconsin.
Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced legislation to address the global marine debris crisis. The bill, Save Our Seas, would boost the federal government’s domestic and international response to ocean waste, and allow the NOAA Administrator to declare severe marine debris events and authorize additional funds to states, like Alaska, for cleanup and response efforts. Learn more about this legislation and Senators' efforts. In addition, Sen. Sullivan and Sen. Whitehead will also provide an overview of legislative priorities in the coming year.
Both state and federal legislatures have the power to negatively impact the rigid plastics industry. This session will provide a detailed summary of the crucial legislative and regulatory issues facing the rigid plastics industry in 2020, as well as what is expected in 2021.
Both state and federal legislatures have the power to negatively impact the flexible plastics industry. This session will provide a detailed summary of the crucial legislative and regulatory issues facing the flexible plastics industry in 2020, as well as what is expected in 2021.