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Advanced Recycling Summit

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

The 2024 Advanced Recycling Summit Agenda is Here!

See what's in store, including presentations from Alterra, LyondellBasell, American Chemistry Council, and more!

Following the success of 2023, Advanced Recycling: Circularity in Plastics will be returning August 27-28 in Akron, Ohio. As the federally designated Tech Hub for Sustainable polymers, this year's conference in Akron will facilitate open dialogue across the plastics circularity value chain by providing discussions and networking opportunities to those in the waste management, recycling, petrochemical, polymer manufacturing, and plastic packaging industries as well as brand owners. 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.

Your stay at the conference hotel includes breakfast! Book by July 12, 2024 and you have a chance to win a hotel upgrade and amenity. Visit the venue page for more information.

The 2024 event will feature:
  • 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 advanced 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 Sponsors

Greater Akron Chamber

2024 Agenda

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Registration Opens
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Session I: How to maximize impact of Advance Recycling
Session II: Advanced Recycling Industry Insights
Session III: Could there be a consensus on policy for collection?
Session IV: Advanced Recycling FAQ: From Mass Balance to Environmental Concern... a lot of questions remain
Meet for Alterra Tour
Return from Alterra Tour
Session V: Reaching Recycling Goals: Innovation and Collaboration
Carson Potter - AMP Robotics

Carson Potter

Product Leader at AMP Robotics
Brian Schellati - VAN DYK Recycling Solutions

Brian Schellati

Director of Business Development and Process Engineer at VAN DYK Recycling Solutions
Sandeep Bangaru - Eastman

Sandeep Bangaru

Vice President, Circular Platform at Eastman
Ganesh Nagarajan - WM

Ganesh Nagarajan

Senior Director of Plastics at WM
Brenden Adams - The Kraft Heinz Company

Brenden Adams

Associate Director Government Affairs at The Kraft Heinz Company
Robert Render - Lakeside 360 Partners

Robert Render

President at Lakeside 360 Partners

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
Carlos Ludlow-Palafox - Greenback Recycling Technologies

Carlos Ludlow-Palafox

CTO at Greenback Recycling Technologies
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

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