Concurrent Session: Driving Environmental Outcomes Using LCAs (Business & Marketing Track)

Tuesday, May 19th
1:30pm to 3:00pm

"Paper or plastic?" While a seemingly simple question, arriving at an answer could be quite complex. Without the right set of information to answer this question, you're really just hoping to make the best choice for the environment. Fortunately, life cycle analysis (LCA) can be used as a tool to reveal the critical information necessary to make decisions about materials and design that will drive the best environmental outcomes. This session will explore how to be a good consumer of LCA data and how to best utilize LCA data in your business and marketing strategies, and communicating to your customers that plastic is the sustainable choice. 

Concurrent Session: Putting Marine Plastics to Work in the Supply Chain (Technical Track)

Tuesday, May 19th
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Major efforts are underway across the globe to remove plastic marine debris from the environment. Aside from landfilling this material or incinerating it, what can be done with it? This session will feature panelists that are leading research on the recycling of these materials and explore strategies for aggregating meaningful volumes of materials from otherwise isolated clean-up efforts. 

Concurrent Session: Processing Solutions for Incorporating Recycled Content (Technical Track)

Tuesday, May 19th
3:30pm to 5:00pm

The quality of recycled plastics is no longer limited to the quality of the incoming recycling supply. New equipment, processing techniques, compounding and additives are all being used to enhance the quality and performance of a wide range of recycling streams. Attendees will learn from processing experts who are applying new techniques to transform how we experience the quality of recycled plastics. 

Concurrent Session: Investing in Green Innovations (Business & Marketing Track)

Tuesday, May 19th
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Attracting new investment to grow your recycling business can be a major challenge in today's environment of low commodity prices and vastly dynamic markets. In these tight markets, expansion demands attracting investment. During this session, attendees will hear from investors looking to drive growth in innovation in the green economy sector. Learn what you need to do to attract investors and plan for growth. 

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Concurrent Session: Circularity in Food Packaging (Technical Track)

Wednesday, May 20th
11:00am to 12:30pm

Recycling plastics back into food contact packaging continues to be considered the best use for post-consumer recycled content but returning PCR back into packaging is not without its challenges. Speakers will share how they are developing innovative designs and processing techniques to meet those challenges. 

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Concurrent Session: Rethinking Aesthetic Requirements of Recycled Content (Business & Marketing Track)

Wednesday, May 20th
11:00am to 12:30pm

Tight aesthetic requirements can be a significant barrier for using recycled content. This session will explore how some companies are changing their expectations, influencing consumer perception and employing innovation to overcome limitations. 

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