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Advanced Recycling Summit

Tuesday, August 27- Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Akron, OH

Advanced Recycling Summit is coming to Akron, OH on August 27-28!

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After the successful 2023 launch, Advanced Recycling Summit - Circularity in Plastics will be returning on August 27-28 in Akron, Ohio. As the topic of recycling and sustainability continues to take over every conversation within the packaging industry, learn more about how advanced recycling is influencing the recycling conversation, how this will change the circular economy and how brands are starting get involved when striving for further sustainability goals. Advanced Recycling Summit will bring high level presentations, interactive panels, and numerous networking opportunities with attendees from across the plastics and sustainable packaging supply chains.

The 2024 event will feature:
  • We have an agreed room rate with the hotel that includes breakfast! Book by July 12, 2024 and you have the chance to win a hotel upgrade and amenity. Visit the venue page for more information.
  • Presentations on leading topics, such as an industry overview, the future market outlook, recycling goals, use cases, technologies, EPR, and more
  • Networking lunch and breaks, a reception at the end of the first day, and more - all included in your registration
  • Complete access to the conference app and online platform to connect with other attendees, speakers, and sponsors
  • Access to presentation video recordings and speaker materials after the event
  • A chance to visit Alterra's plant to see their work with Inficycling as well as their developments to prepare for the future. 


Why attend?
  • Discover the challenges and opportunities surrounding chemical recycling
  • Learn about the various technologies, systems and outputs available
  • Explore the future of advanced recycling
  • Learn how advanced recycling can create new opportunities
  • Network with industry experts from across the supply chain

2024 Advisory Board

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Ganesh Nagarajan - WM

Ganesh Nagarajan

Senior Director of Plastics at WM
Anne Morris - Eastman Circular Economy Communications

Anne Morris

Sr. Account Manager- Circular Integration at Eastman Circular Economy Communications
Jesus Atias - Dow

Jesus Atias

Advanced Recycling and Bio Supply Associate Director for North America and Latin America at Dow
Jeremy DeBenedictis - Alterra Energy

Jeremy DeBenedictis

President at Alterra Energy
Andy Wysocki - Marathon Petroleum Company LP

Andy Wysocki

Sr. Business Development Advisor Renewables & Emerging Technologies at Marathon Petroleum Company LP
Robert Flores - Berry Global

Robert Flores

Vice President of Sustainability at Berry Global

2023 Agenda

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Registration Open
Session I: Industry Overview and Future Market Outlook
Session II: Achieving Recycling Goals
Networking Reception (with Drinks)
Registration Open
Session III: Advanced Recycling Use Cases and Technologies
Session IV: Advanced Recycling Beyond packaging
Amanda Nummy - Hyundai Motor Group

Amanda Nummy

Senior Polymer Materials Engineer at Hyundai Motor Group
Jim C. Huang - Coca-Cola

Jim C. Huang

Director, Food Contact Materials, Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs at Coca-Cola
Shannon Crawford - WM

Shannon Crawford

Director of Recycling and Environmental Policy at WM
Craig Cookson - American Chemistry Council

Craig Cookson

Senior Director of Plastics Sustainability for the Plastics Division at American Chemistry Council
Candace Rutherford - Brightmark

Candace Rutherford

Feedstock Manager at Brightmark
Carson Potter - AMP Robotics

Carson Potter

Product Leader at AMP Robotics

2024 Sponsors

Greater Akron Chamber

"[Smithers events are] informative, educational and provides a good opportunity for different industries to learn from each other." Blue Lake Packaging