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Follow That Truck: Tour of Rumpke's Cincinnati MRF and Landfill

Monday, May 18th
12:30pm to 5:00pm

Join us for a unique opportunity to learn what happens to recycling and trash once the trucks carry it away from the curb. During a walking tour of the Material Recovery Facility (MRF), attendees will learn about the technology used at Rumpke's state-of-the-art facilities and see recyclables being sorted and separated. Next, a bus tour of the landfill will show attendees how garbage is handled and includes discussion on methane gas removal and recovery, leachate (waste water) collection, and surface water controls. If you've ever toured a recycling facility, this is a can't-miss opportunity. Learn more here: https://www.rumpke.com/about-us/education/facility-tours

12:30pm to 5:00pm

Follow That Truck: Tour of Rumpke's Cincinnati MRF and Landfill

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See the Green Curve: Tour of iMFLUX Facility

Monday, May 18th
12:30pm to 5:00pm

iMFLUX is the only molding company that integrates game-changing processing software and machine learning with a state-of-the-art mold shop.  Their revolutionary low-constant-pressure injection molding platform works on virtually any machine, material, and mold.  With iMFLUX, injection molders produce higher quality parts, reduce costs, and lower capital—all while advancing your sustainability efforts.  Come and see how you can immediately run more sustainable materials with less energy, wear, and waste.

12:30pm to 5:00pm

See the Green Curve: Tour of iMFLUX Facility

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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. 

3:30pm to 5:00pm

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

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Opening Plenary: New Solutions for Untapped Feedstocks

Wednesday, May 20th
9:00am to 10:30am

As the industry seeks to advance the circularity of our products, the limitations of mechanical recycling are becoming increasingly clear. While some products are perfectly suited for mechanical recycling, some are not. Emerging technologies that go beyond mechanical recycling offer new solutions to expand recovery beyond current realities. This session will explore how advanced recycling technologies are building new pathways to ensure all plastics can be managed as valuable resources for manufacturing. 

9:00am to 10:30am

Opening Plenary: New Solutions for Untapped Feedstocks

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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. 

11:00am to 12:30pm

Concurrent Session: Circularity in Food Packaging (Technical Track)

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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. 

11:00am to 12:30pm

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

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Closing Plenary: Hitting the Mark for 2025 Targets?

Wednesday, May 20th
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Brand owners have made aggressive commitments to use recycled content, change product design and phase out certain materials in just a few short years. During this closing plenary, we'll hear from the brands that are pursuing pubicly announced goals. What have been the challenges? What new opportunities will enable them to reach these targets? This discussion will be an opportunity to hear the brand's perspectives on successfully driving toward packaging circularity. 

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Closing Plenary: Hitting the Mark for 2025 Targets?

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