Schedule of Events

Paper and Plastics Recycling Conference 2021

8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Registration Open
General Session

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Networking Continental Breakfast
General Session

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Workshop: The Domino Effect of China’s Recovered Paper Ban
General Session
Bill Moore and Dan Gee will give an overview of the history of the China RCP import ban and the impact it has had on the markets over the last few years. This workshop will cover how China has dealt with the fiber shortage, how the China imports of RCP have been redistributed to other Asian countries and new North American recycled fiber mill projects, a review of the Chinese investments in mills in the US and Southeast Asia, a review of the recycled fiber pulp business, restrictions on RCP imports by other Asian countries and finally, the impact on ocean freights from the US to Asia.

 

Bill Moore
Speaker Bill Moore President Moore & Associates View Bio

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Workshop: Recycled Content Certification
General Session
As more recycled-content certifications are developed they can change the landscape for plastics recycling. This workshop will examine what’s happening in the space and the benefits they might offer plastics reclaimers and scrap processors.
Eadaoin Quinn
Moderator Eadaoin Quinn Director, Business Development and Procurement EFS Plastics Inc. View Bio

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Refreshment Break
General Session

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Keynote Session: The Future of Recycling
General Session
The business of paper and plastics recycling is changing dramatically. Influenced by end markets, CPG company involvement, technology and a wide range of other influences. Our panel of industry leaders will offer insights and perspective on this change.
James Keefe
Moderator James Keefe Executive Vice President and Group Publisher Recycling Today Media Group View Bio
DeAnne Toto
Moderator DeAnne Toto Editor Recycling Today Media Group View Bio

12:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Opens
General Session

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
General Session

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Fast & Furious Session in Exhibit Hall
General Session
These one-on-one interviews in the exhibit hall delve deeply into the factors shaping today's paper and plastics recycling markets.

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Moving Materials
General Session
Trucking and container shipping are both challenging to navigate in 2021. This session will examine the trends and how they will likely impact the recycling industry.

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

MRF Technology
General Session
The technology available for today’s MRF’s offers many benefits, but also adds dramatically to the capital required for plant builds and upgrades. Our panelists will discuss how to leverage the opportunities technology offers while being conscious of their ROI.
Bill Keegan
Speaker Bill Keegan President Dem-Con Companies View Bio

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Networking Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
General Session

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

State of the Industry Report: Municipal Recycling
General Session
Recycling Today will publish its exclusive state-of-the-industry report in September 2021. This session provides an inside look at the findings from our editors.
DeAnne Toto
Speaker DeAnne Toto Editor Recycling Today Media Group View Bio
Megan Smalley
Speaker Megan Smalley Managing Editor Recycling Today Media Group View Bio

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

The Legislative & Regulatory Landscape
General Session
Increasingly legislation and regulation are having an outsized impact on the recycling industry. This informative session will examine what’s coming, and what’s being considered.

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Chemical Recycling
General Session
Chemical recycling is gaining traction, with more projects being announced. The session will discuss ongoing chemical recycling projects and what's to come in the next few years.
Ron Sherga
Moderator Ron Sherga CEO EcostrateSFS and Sherresults LLC View Bio

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Welcome Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
General Session

8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Registration Open
General Session

8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open
General Session

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Networking Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
General Session

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Economic Update
General Session
COVID-19 disrupted the economy in many ways and continues to have effects. At the same time there were numerous changes fermenting through the economic system before the pandemic. This informative session examines the trends and provides unique insight to the future.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
General Session

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Fast & Furious Session in the Exhibit Hall
General Session
These one-on-one interviews in the exhibit hall delve deeply into the factors shaping today's paper and plastics recycling markets.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

PSI Session
General Session

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Commodity Focus: PET
General Session
With a number of brands having committed to using recycled content in their packaging, the dynamics influencing rPET markets could look very different in the years to come. Panelists in this session discuss the factors shaping the market and how they are poised to change over the next few years.

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
General Session

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Fast & Furious Session in the Exhibit Hall
General Session
These one-on-one interviews in the exhibit hall delve deeply into the factors shaping today's paper and plastics recycling markets.

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Commodity Focus: OCC & Mixed Paper
General Session
This session looks at the dynamics shaping markets for two broadly generated recovered fiber grades: old corrugated containers and mixed paper.

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Sustainable Packaging Design
General Session
Packaging design has a direct effect on recyclability. In this session, our panelists will address how brands and packaging producers are looking at packaging to meet their sustainability objectives.
Leonard Zeid
Moderator Leonard Zeid Director of Marketing Midland Davis Corp. View Bio
Steve Alexander
Speaker Steve Alexander President & CEO Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) View Bio

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Networking Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
General Session

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Fast & Furious Session in the Exhibit Hall
General Session
These one-on-one interviews in the exhibit hall delve deeply into the factors shaping today's paper and plastics recycling markets.

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Paper Mill Buyers
General Session
We hear from recovered fiber buyers about their sourcing programs to ensure furnish for their mills. They share their successes, concerns and issues.
Bill Moore
Moderator Bill Moore President Moore & Associates View Bio

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Commmodity Focus: HDPE & PP
General Session
Markets for HDPE and PP scrap have been on a tear as of the spring of 2021. We look at the factors shaping markets for these polyolefins, while reprocessors tell us what they believe is in store in the near term.

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
General Session

6:30 PM

Event Concludes
General Session