Where Plastics Recycling Moves Forward

Plastics Recycling 2018 is the focal point for the increasingly complex and international plastics recycling industry. The event, now in its 13th year, brings together plastics reclaimers, equipment manufacturers, brand owners, brokers, government officials and leading sustainability voices from around the globe to deepen connections and push the sector forward. Don’t miss out on the industry event of the year.

The 2018 conference will offer presentations, panel discussions and Q&As featuring leading industry executives, relaimers and associations. The exhibit hall is expected to include more than 225 booths. The 2017 conference, held March in New Orleans, attracted nearly 1700 attendees from 40 countries and nearly 200 exhibitors from all sectors of the plastics recycling industry.   

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet new faces, close deals and hear the information you need to know to keep your business ahead of the rest.

Why You Should Attend Plastics Recycling 2018

Learn how to take advantage of the current market to maintain and grow your business from the leading experts in the field of plastics recovery and utilization.  Speakers will present extensive and detailed industry assessments, including analyses of trends in the U.S. and Canada, plastics collection issues, recycling market factors, and legislative and policy considerations.

Connect with over 200 companies in the industry showcasing their products and services in the exhibit hall.  Exhibiting companies include, but will not be limited to, collectors and reclaimers, buyers and brokers, equipment producers, waste haulers and industry trade associations. 

Network with clients, prospective partners, colleagues, vendors and industry leaders all in one location.  Meeting everyone in one venue will save you precious time and travel expense.

Showcase Your Products and Services

The conference offers an array of sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising options that provide your organization with a cost-effective way to promote your products and services, establish your brand, build new business relationships and secure your position as a leader in the industry. It is the perfect opportunity to reach decision makers in the industry. Secure your sponsorship and/or booth space by December 15, 2017, to be included in the booth selection process that will start January, 2018. Sponsor and exhibitor contracts must be received by January 1, 2018 to be included in the conference program.

Who Should Attend

  • Resin producers
  • Plastic collectors and reclaimers
  • Consumers of recycled resin
  • Plastics converters and compounders
  • Government recycling officials
  • Equipment producers
  • Waste haulers
  • Brand owners
  • Retailers
  • Packaging and label designers and producers
  • Bag and film manufacturers
  • Environmental organizations
  • Scrap plastic product makers
  • Collectors and materials recovery facility operators
  • Resin brokers
  • Clean-tech investors
  • Other investors

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING HOTEL Bookings

The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center provides the only official housing for Plastics Recycling 2018. Hotel reservations should only be secured directly with the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center online or by calling 615-889-1000. The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center will not make unsolicited contact with attendees or potential attendees to secure hotel reservations. It has been brought to our attention that various third party housing coordinators have contacted attendees and potential attendees to secure hotel rooms. We have no affiliation with these companies. The only official way to secure your hotel reservation is directly with the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

Collaborate with leading industry groups such as:

  • American Chemistry Council (ACC)
  • Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR)
  • China National Resources Recycling Association (CRRA)
  • China Scrap Plastics Association (CSPA)
  • Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)
  • Keep America Beautiful (KAB)
  • National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)
  • Sustainable Packaging Coalition
  • The Recycling Partnership
  • The Closed Loop Fund

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EVENTS

Several pre- and post-conference workshops and events will be offered in conjunction with Plastics Recycling 2018, including the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) Technical Forum as well as APR membership and committee meetings.

Don't miss the exhibit hall

The exhibit hall is sold out with over 200 plastic recycling organizations showcasing their products and services. The exhibit hall also offers endless networking and entertainment options. Visit the espresso bars for a morning or afternoon perk up, challenge a colleague to a game of bag toss or putting golf. Check your email or charge your electronic devise in the electronics lounge. 

Showcase Your Products and Services

The conference offers an array of sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising options that provide your organization with a cost-effective way to promote your products and services, establish your brand, build new business relationships and secure your position as a leader in the industry. It is the perfect opportunity to reach decision makers in the industry. Secure your sponsorship and/or booth space by December 15, 2017, to be included in the booth selection process that will start January, 2018. Sponsor and exhibitor contracts must be received by January 1, 2018 to be included in the conference program.