Attend Re|focus

Imagine if more than 400 brand owners and processors in the plastics supply chain came together to take their sustainability goals from aspirational to operational. These key decision makers are responsible for product design, material selection and operations.

Imagine if you could give them a platform to exchange ideas, continue their learning and engage in new business connections.

Imagine if you could help them make a positive impact on the plastics industry for decades to come.

The 2017 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit is your chance. This year’s event will be held June 27-29 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.

Last year’s summit was a success, and we’ve enhanced to ensure this year will be even better. Our 2017 educational tracks focus on sustainable technology in engineering and sustainability opportunities in manufacturing. Plus, we’ll be giving our attendees more time in the exhibit marketplace, and we’ve structured the layout to allow exhibitors to truly be the showcase and solutions resource of the summit.

Are you ready to redefine recycling and sustainability for key plastics industry leaders?


What's new in 2017

The 2017 event produced by Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is designed by the industry, for the industry and presents an inspirational and educational program focusing on the environmental challenges companies face in their supply chains and product design processes.

Re|focus is a 2 day summit and exposition designed by the industry, for the industry. The inspirational and educational program focuses on the environmental challenges companies face in their supply chains and product design processes. Featured discussion topics address the real world challenges our industry faces when driving toward sustainable manufacturing including;

  • Expanding the uses of recycled plastics
  • Design for recycling
  • Driving Sustainability in Manufacturing

Program sessions are highlighted in two tracks; Sustainability in Technology & Engineering and Sustainability Opportunities in Manufacturing.

The Exhibit Marketplace
A restructured and repositioned exhibit marketplace greets attendees offering solutions for recycling and sustainability challenges and presents support resources and inspiration to the program content. 

Supply Chain Solutions
Progress on environmental issues is best achieved through collaboration by key stakeholders.  Re|focus brings together global thought leaders and industry players who share the priority of driving sustainability in plastic products and manufacturing.  Companies wanting to learn how to effectively drive toward achieving sustainability goals will find great value in connecting with speakers, exhibitors and fellow attendees.

PLASTICS + SPE = Leadership in plastics
PLASTICS and SPE have come together to develop the education content that addresses the industry’s most pressing challenges in sustainability and recycling.  As the leading trade associations in the plastics industry these group understand the technical and conceptual challenges that the industry faces in pursuing environmental goals.   The collective expertise behind the development of our program is unparalleled.


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