Marketplace Networking: Breakfast Buffet

Tuesday, May 21st
8:00am to 9:00am

(PLASTICS Material Suppliers Council)

What if plastics could be infinitely recycled with limitless applications?  What was once just a lofty goal could become a new reality with emerging technologies like chemical recycling and solvent extraction.  This session will feature some of the cutting edge technologies that are expanding the boundaries of traditional recycling and allowing the industry to break through the barriers of mechanical recycling.

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Opening Plenary

Tuesday, May 21st
10:30am to 12:00pm
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Marketplace Networking: Lunch

Tuesday, May 21st
12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Concurrent Session: Striving for Zero Net Waste in Manufacturing

Tuesday, May 21st
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Manufacturing creates byproducts, but these materials have value and should be managed as a resource.  Learn from leading companies who are achieving maximum diversion in manufacturing, including how they garnered support from management, and employees, and selected the vendors that create a formula for success.

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Concurrent Session: Automotive Manufacturing: A Case Study in Greening the Supply Chain

Wednesday, May 22nd
9:00am to 10:30am

The automotive industry is one of the largest industries in the U.S. and they are also making some of the largest commitments to using innovative materials to green the supply chain.  This session will explore the commitments being made and how suppliers are responding with innovative solutions.

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Concurrent Session: Infrastructure: A New Road Ahead for Recycling

Wednesday, May 22nd
11:00am to 12:30pm

The impacts of China’s National Sword, low prime pricing and an ever-expanding pipeline of prime resin production have shined a spotlight on deficiencies in our domestic recycling system.  As we look at strategies for shoring up recycling domestically, infrastructure investment is emerging as an opportunity area, both in terms of system improvement and end market development.  This session will explore the intersection of infrastructure politics and projects, and long-term health of the plastics recycling industry in the U.S.

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Closing Plenary

Wednesday, May 22nd
1:30pm to 2:30pm
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