PLASTICS Announces Programming at Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit

PLASTICS Announces Programming at Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) today announced a new round of programming for the 2018 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit, co-located with the expanded Re|focus Zone at NPE2018: The Plastics Show. Oliver Campbell, director of worldwide procurement & packaging at Dell Technologies, headlines the programming which aims to address manufacturers’ real-world challenges with recycling and sustainable practices.
 
Campbell, a thought leader in packaging, will deliver the keynote presentation – “Using Dell Innovation and Supply Chain to Tackle Ocean Plastic,” – about how Dell developed and launched a program to create a commercially scalable supply of plastics recovered from the ocean that can be used in product packaging.
 
In addition to the keynote, the three-day summit will feature five other educational sessions that will provide practical steps companies can take to achieve their recycling and sustainability goals. The sessions are:
  • Recycling Game Changer: Moving Beyond Mechanical Recycling: Explores cutting edge technologies that are expanding the boundaries of traditional recycling and allowing the industry to profitably use more recycled materials.
  • Advances in Composite Recycling: Features the leading successes in the world of recycling composite materials, which may eventually be one of the most valuable recycled feedstreams available.
  • Under One Roof: Investing in Onsite Plastic Reprocessing at MRFs: Uncovers the steps to upgrade and enhance plastic reprocessing capabilities at material recovery facilities (MRFs) in order to keep up with rapidly-changing global markets.
  • Additives for Upcycling: Explores the latest in additive compounding, which has the potential to turn recycled plastics back into materials with near-virgin properties.
  • Innovations in Bioplastics: Highlights recent trends in the booming bioplastics industry, including new polymers, products and production techniques.
 
“The sessions and topics featured during the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit were hand-picked to address the sustainability challenges facing the industry of today and the industry of tomorrow,” said PLASTICS President & CEO William R. Carteaux. “Co-locating the summit with the Re|focus Zone at NPE2018 will offer attendees both the information they need to plot out a sustainable future for their company and the opportunity to invest immediately in technologies that will make their sustainability and recycling goals a reality.”
 
Learn more about the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit here. To register for NPE2018: The Plastics Show, scheduled for May 7-11, 2018 in Orlando FL, visit NPE.org/attend. Follow PLASTICS on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for the latest #NPE2018 news and insights.
 
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About Plastics Industry Association
The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), formerly SPI, is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $418 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 plasticsindustry.org. Follow PLASTICS on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.