Featuring high level presentations, interactive panels, and numerous networking opportunities!
Launching in 2023, Advanced Recycling Summit event will take place this August 29-30, 2023 in Chicago, IL at the Swissotel. Advanced Recycling Summit will explore the landscape of chemical recycling, EPR’s potential impact for chemical recycling, circularity and climate change, the future of policy, how can we improve the current recycling infrastructure, the future of resins and more.
As the topic of recycling and sustainability continues to take over every conversation within the packaging industry, learn more about how chemical 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.
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
As the Strategic Initiatives Manager at Eastman, Holli Alexander translates the complexity of sustainability into action. She has worked closely within the plastic recycling industry for the last decade supporting collaborative system change. Holli represents Eastman in a variety of external organizations including the US Plastics Pact, the Recycling Partnership, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, and the Association of Plastic Recyclers. She currently serves as an officer for the PLASTICS Industry Association and helped found their Advanced Recycling Committee. She launched the ANSI US Technical Advisory Group for the ISO committee on Chain of Custody and co-authored a chapter on mass balance in Current Topics in the Circular Economy of Polymers which was published by the American Chemistry Society in 2021.
Advanced Recycling and Bio Supply Associate Director for North America and Latin Americaat
Jesus Atias is the North America Sustainability manager for Packaging & Specialty Plastics. Jesus is responsible for expanding the Hefty® EnergyBag® program, which represents a collaboration with strategic customer Reynolds Consumer Products and participating communities, diverting more plastics from landfill by converting them to valuable energy resources. He focuses on program growth and identifying partners across the value chain, including new end markets and applications. He is managing Dow’s responsibilities as the first Hefty® EnergyBag® program launches in Canada.
Alterra Energy has developed and commercialized the world's first truly continuous advanced recycling technology that transforms landfill-bound plastic into petrochemical products that can be further refined into new plastic production and other valuable products. By globalizing our first-to-market thermochemical liquefaction process, Alterra creates economic value for waste plastic, enables the circular economy, and creates a cleaner planet for future generations.
Tim Buwalda is a Principal at Circular Matters, a consulting firm dedicated to bringing about the circular economy. We work with companies, government entities, and industry organizations to make real progress toward sustainability goals. Tim has over 25 years experience in waste reduction and materials recovery, specializing in policy approaches, infrastructure planning and analysis, and recovered materials processing technologies. Tim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida, with a specialization in plastics.
Director of Recycling and Environmental Policyat
Shannon Crawford is the director of recycling and environmental policy at WM, where she works with the government affairs team to coordinate responses to recycling legislation, regulations, and policy impacting WM operations. Previously, she worked as the director of state government affairs at the Plastics Industry Association, overseeing the association’s response to extended producer responsibility and recycled content legislation. Crawford started her career at SWANA, where she advanced to the position of manager of government relations.
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