Published On: Fri, Dec 18th, 2015

SPI announces two key educational tracks at Re|focus Recycling Summit & Expo

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association announced session topics for two key tracks – the Recycling Technology and Engineering Educational Tracks – that are part of a larger summit agenda that will be offered at the first-ever Re|focus Recycling Summit & Expo.

The Recycling Technology Educational Track will feature industry leaders on key topics driving the recovery and use of recycled plastics forward, including:

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SPI announces two key educational tracks at Re|focus Recycling Summit & Expo

- the latest uses in optical sorting technologies, including how innovative applications of sorting technology can help improve the economics of recovery;

-  how to manage odor control both from the perspective of setting a standard and meeting a standard;

-  tapping the potential of auto shredder residue, a session sponsored by ISRI;

-  the latest advances in plastics recycling.

The Engineering Educational Track is sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) Sustainability Division and will address key challenges that processors and brand owners might face in incorporating greater use of recycled content, and better designing products for recycling.

Presenters include Steve Alexander, Executive Director of the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR); Scott Steele, President of Plastic Technologies, Inc. and Lukas Bartek, Manager of New Business Development at DuPont EMEA.

“SPE and its Sustainability Division is proud to be the sponsor for the Engineering Educational Track on recycling technology,” said Russell C. Broome, Managing Director of SPE. “As a new focused, but all-encompassing event, it will provide great value to the US plastics industry as it continues on a growth trajectory.”

In addition to these educational offerings, Re|focus will also have programs focusing on Regulation & Compliance, Sustainability & Global Trends, Industry Focus, which will provide recycling insights specific to the automotive, packaging, medical and building & construction industries, and Supply Chain Management.

The inaugural Re|focus Recycling Summit & Expo is scheduled for April 25-27, 2016 in Orlando, the US.

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