Schedule of Events

Paper and Plastics Recycling Conference International 2020


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.

Times, sessions and speakers are subject to change.

Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference International Sessions

The only way to figure out the solutions that can help to improve recycling, manufacturing and the environment are by bringing stakeholders together. During this session, representatives from various points in the recovery value chain discuss issues around recycling and ways to more forward in identifying solutions.

Despite good intentions and efforts to create recyclable products and packaging, infrastructure must be available to capture these materials. Responsibility for this infrastructure doesn't fall to one sector but should be shared among the entire value chain, and collaboration and input are needed. We hear from key stakeholders throughout the recovery value chain on how they are helping improve infrastructure.

This session examines where MRF operators could invest their capital to produce the quality materials the market demands.

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.

We look at how import regulations for recyclables are changing globally and how this is affecting the flow of recovered paper and plastics.

This bellweather grade has lost considerable value in recent years. Speakers look at opportunities and issues in the next five years for this critical recovered fiber grade.

We bring together recovered fiber and plastics buyers to discuss their successes as well as the challenges they are encountering. Kick the day off with roundtable, International Mill Buyer Paper, International Mill Buyer Plastics.

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.

We need to accelerate growth of domestic end markets for recycled-content product 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.

Mixed paper has been a challenging grade to market in recent years. We look at how MRF operators and mills are responding to the challenges this grade presents.

We need to accelerate growth of domestic end markets for recycled-content product 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.

[11:03 AM] Lauren Rathmell 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 and features reprocessors that have invested to meet the demands of brand owners.