Schedule of Events

Paper and Plastics Recycling Conference North America

Times, sessions and speakers are subject to change.

12:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Registration Open
01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Stabilizers and Additives Impacting Plastics Reprocessing
01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Community Education

The Recycling Partnership shares how a systematic and targeted approach to cleaning up the inbound residential stream creates value for a MRF operator.

02:30 PM – 02:45 PM
Networking Break
02:45 PM – 03:45 PM
Safety - Fire
02:45 PM – 03:45 PM
Deep Dive into China’s Impact

Moore & Associates discusses how actions out of China have affected the global recycling market.

03:45 PM – 04:00 PM
Networking Break
04:00 PM – 05:30 PM
Keynote Session
05:30 PM – 07:00 PM
Opening Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
08:00 PM – 11:00 PM
PSI Bowling Tournament at Lucky Strike Chicago
07:30 AM – 06:30 PM
Registration Opens
07:30 AM – 08:30 AM
Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
08:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Green Economy in China

Speakers talk about what is affecting policy movement in China, from the paper and plastics perspectives.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Networking Break
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Domestic Investments in Plastic Processing
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
PSI Session

The Paper Stock Industries (PSI) Chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) updates attendees on changes to the preamble to the paper stock section of the ISRI “Scrap Specifications Circular.”

12:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Lunch in Exhibit Hall
01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Alternate Markets to China—India, Indonesia, Vietnam
01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Material Trends in Packaging
02:30 PM – 03:00 PM
Networking Break
03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
The Impact of AI on Processing and Quality

This roundtable discussion will cover the pros and cons of employing artificial intelligence in a MRF’s operations, including the issue operators attempted to resolve, bottom line improvements, placement in the plant and feedback so far.

03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Transportation
04:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Networking Break
04:30 PM – 05:30 PM
Nos. 3-7 Plastics Recycling: Where is it Going?
04:30 PM – 05:30 PM
Changing Single Stream
05:30 PM – 07:00 PM
Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
07:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Registration Open
07:30 AM – 08:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
08:30 AM – 09:45 AM
Trends in Municipal Recycling Contracts
09:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
OCC and the Future of China’s Paper Business
11:30 AM
Close of Conference