Paper and Plastics Recycling Conference North America
Times, sessions and speakers are subject to change.
The performance of recycled plastics can be enhanced by using additives and stabilizers that are designed to improve physical properties. This session explores advances in this sector and some of the available materials that are designed to add value to recycled plastics during compounding.
The Recycling Partnership shares how a systematic and targeted approach to cleaning up the inbound residential stream creates value for a MRF operator.
Fires can be catastrophic for recycling plants, but even little ones create danger for operators and employees. Investing in tools like fire detection and suppression systems not only can enable plant operators to catch fires early but also can protect against the risk of an employee getting unnecessarily injured while fighting
World recovered paper markets were thrown into chaos in 2018 due to China’s implementation of restrictions on recovered paper imports into the country. This workshop will cover the status of those restrictions, and the future implications on U.S. recycling
We live in an era of volatility and uncertainty, one that generates risks and opportunities for businesses and investors around the world.
The regulatory and economic changes in China have brought rapid and radical upheaval to the recycling industry. Andrew Coflan, with Eurasia’s Asia team, focuses on China's domestic economy and financial system. His presentation examines the drivers behind the country’s recent changes and how they are likely to play out going forward.
Eurasia Group was founded in 1998. It was the first firm devoted exclusively to helping investors and business decision-makers understand the impact of politics on the risks and opportunities in foreign markets.
With offices on four continents, Eurasia Group provides insight for the world's top corporations and financial institutions. The firm’s expertise includes developed and developing countries in every region of the world, specific economic sectors and the business and investment playing fields of the future.
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With China’s new recovered paper import restrictions, about 2 million tons per year of residential mixed paper (RMP) will have to find new homes. This session begins with a review of why North America became so dependent on China as the primary market for RMP and explores alternative market options such as other Asian countries, the North American mill industry’s potential to use RMP and current activities in progress and production of RMP pulp for export and domestic use.
With China’s ban on plastic scrap imports into the country, domestic and international companies are investing in North American reprocessing capacity. In this session, some of the companies that are doing so share their experiences.
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.”
From India and Indonesia to Vietnam, Mexico and Latin America, there are multiple markets beyond China where recovered materials are heading.
Packaging continues to evolve as brand owners look for more economical and environmentally preferable solutions to maintain product integrity and deter theft. Panelists discuss what is driving some of these changes, the materials that are likely to come out on top and how these trends will affect recyclers.
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.
Transportation has a significant effect on recyclers’ profitability. Session speakers look at trends in this sector and their potential effects on recyclers and MRF operators.
Plastic bales of this type are feeling the effects of China’s import policy restrictions most acutely. We look at how communities, MRF operators and plastics reprocessors are responding to this change and what the future could hold for Nos. 3-7 plastics.
How do MRF operators handle changing streams and markets, and how do these changes affect them? Speakers share how they weather the storm of varying inbound streams and commodity markets.
This session looks at recent trends in municipal recycling contracts, what communities are asking for and how collectors and processors are responding.
China’s hunger for North American OCC is not as intense as it once was. We’ll look at the potential future scenarios for China’s demand for OCC as well as for mixed paper substitutes, residential mixed paper pulp and unbleached kraft pulp, and the country’s ability to use internally generated material. Speakers also examine the effect that China’s scrap import policies are having on the country’s paper industry.