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Closed Loop Partners is helping municipalities, states and material recovery facility operators discover ways to make it financially viable to recover polypropylene (PP) plastics. This effort is keeping more plastic in the recycling stream and getting it to market as efficiently and effectively as possible. Join the organization’s Jon Powell and a panel of plastics reprocessors to learn more about market opportunities for PP in this informative workshop.
To excel in recycling sales, associates have to firmly understand their consuming customers' needs as well as the products their facilities are capable of making. When dealing with commercial accounts, they also need to be able to source additional tons for the facility to process to help build density along service routes. In this workshop, speakers share their experiences in these areas as well as their roles in clearly communicating customer expectations and their companies' capabilities.
Insurance coverage is vital to risk management for recycling companies. This workshop explores the total cost of risk, including bottom-line and top-line returns on investments in safety, as well as other strategies for controlling costs. It also explores alternative insurance methods, such as self-insurance, high deductibles and captive insurance programs.
Producing quality recyclables at a MRF starts with limiting contamination during the collection process. This session, with The Recycling Partnership, examines effective and affordable strategies for community education, particularly as communities reassess the materials they accept for recycling.
An industry executive shares his or her views on the future of the packaging and how recycled content fits into the company's products.
Consumer goods companies share their recycled-content commitments and the strategies they are pursuing and the investments they are making to meet these goals.
Reprocessors in North America are expanding and are hungry for recovered plastics to feed their operations. Representatives from these companies share their expansion plans and supply requirements.
This session examines the demand potential that exists in Mexico and Latin America for recovered paper and plastics.
This session looks at the demand trends that are shaping the containerboard industry and the demand for OCC and brown grades.
With China's import restrictions and stringent quality requirements, recyclers have explored other destinations for their recovered fiber and plastics. Speakers share their perspectives on the current market within China as well as in Southeast Asian countries and India.
Surviving and thriving in the recycling sector today requires investment in processing technology, but finding the capital for such projects can be challenging. This session presents options that recyclers can explore to make the necessary capital investments in their businesses.
Recovered fiber grades have changed over the years as have the consuming markets for these materials around the world. This session looks at today's market landscape and at the trends shaping the future of the global paper recycling industry.
Technological advances promise to bring a greater level of automation to the recycling process as well a wealth of data that operators can use to fine-tune their operations. Speakers share their perspectives on what will be possible in the next five to 10 years.
The last couple of years have revealed a number of problems with the prevailing recycling model. Our panelists detail the steps they have taken to address these issues and the effect those changes have had on the health of their businesses.
Mixed paper has been hit especially hard by changes to China's scrap import policies. Panelists ponder the future of mixed paper and the development of consuming destinations for this recovered fiber grade.