Schedule of Events
Paper and Plastics Recycling Conference 2021
This distinctive program will broadcast through our proprietary online channel.
Registered delegates will have access to our robust programming schedule as well as to our dynamic networking tool.
You may view sessions when they originally air, or you can visit later to watch any session on demand.
Please note: The live broadcast times will all take place during eastern daylight savings time.
Times, sessions and speakers are subject to change.
8:00 AM –
An insightful fireside chat followed by a live Q&A with Waste Management Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Morris.
8:52 AM –
Closing the Circle
This session features a series of executive interviews exploring how manufacturers and recyclers can work together most effectively to identify solutions to the myriad of obstacles surrounding increased recyclability.
9:30 AM –
Improving the Recycling Supply Chain
Despite good intentions, infrastructure must be available to capture recyclable materials. This responsibility doesn't fall to one sector. It should be shared among the entire value chain. This informative session will highlight how this was done in the past and examine how the supply chain can be improved today.
10:35 AM –
Putting Advancements in MRF Technology to Work
Through a series of high-profile interviews followed by a dynamic roundtable discussion this session examines how MRF operators are implementing the newest technology and where they should invest capital to achive maximum throughput's and quality.
8:00 AM –
Economic Outlook: 2021 & Beyond
With disruptors affecting the market early on this year, an economic shift is anticipated post-COVID-19, but what does that look like and what can your business expect?
9:00 AM –
Global Markets: The Changing Regulatory Landscape
Through a unique interview and a global roundtable discussion this session examines how import regulations for recyclables are changing globally and how this is impacting the flow of recovered paper and plastics.
10:00 AM –
Rising to Meet PCR Demand
Brands have announced commitments to increase their use of recycled plastics. This session looks at the factors shaping the plastics recycling sector in the U.S. and Europe, featuring insightful interviews with reprocessors that have invested to meet the demands of brand owners.
10:45 AM –
The Outlook for OCC
This bellweather grade drives a lot of the value in fiber tonnages. This unique session provides global perspective on what the markets can expect going forward with insightful executive interviews followed by a roundtable discussion.
11:48 AM –
Daily Wrap Up
8:00 AM –
Paper Mill Buyers' Roundtable
We bring together a panel of global recovered fiber mill buyers to discuss market trends and business realities.
8:45 AM –
Plastic Buyers' Roundtable
We bring together a panel of recovered plastic buyers to discuss market trends and business realities.
9:22 AM –
Designing Products & Packaging for Recovery
Successful recovery of materials begins with proper product and packaging design. End-of-use considerations should be included during the design process along with several other factors, such as chemical composition, rigidity, shape and size. During this session, we learn what factors determine recyclability and review sources to aid in product design.
10:07 AM –
Accelerating the Growth of Domestic Markets
We need to accelerate the growth of domestic end markets for recycled-content manufacturing. At the same time, supply chains are facing disruption because of the lack of feedstock. This session highlights examples of feedstock shortages, private business end-market development and state-sponsored end-market development.
10:57 AM –
RCF Pulp/Mixed Paper Markets
This unique session will provide deep insights on the duel subjects of the growing capacity for recovered fiber (RCF) pulp production as well as mixed paper markets. RCF Pulp production is slated to increase dramatically in N. America. Bill Moore will share where the projects stand and look at their impact on the industry. Mixed paper continues to be both a challenge and opportunity.
11:50 AM –
Event Wrap Up