where plastics recycling moves forward

Plastics Recycling 2019 is the focal point for the increasingly complex and international plastics recycling industry. The event, now in its 14th 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.

It was fantastic to see the amount of good woork and enthusiasm on improving the recycling of plastics - on the forums, discussions and private discussions with the industry players.

The 2019 conference will offer presentations, panel discussions and Q&As featuring leading industry executives, reclaimers and associations. The exhibit hall is expected to include more than 225 booths. The 2018 Plastics Recycling Conference, held last February in Nashville, brought together nearly 2,000 attendees from 35 countries and featured more than 200 sponsors and exhibitors.

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


why you should attend plastics recycling 2019

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.



  • Bag and film manufacturers
  • Environmental organizations
  • Scrap plastic product makers
  • Collectors and materials recovery facility operators
  • Resin brokers
  • Clean-tech investors
  • Other investors

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

collaborate with leading industry groups

  • 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

don't miss the exhibit hall

The exhibit hall will sell out with over 225 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. Chat with clients, prospective partners, colleagues, vendors and industry leaders in the networking lounges.

Looking to exhibiting? The conference offers an array of sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising options that provide your organizations with a cost-effective way to promote your products and services, establish your brand, build new business and secure your position as a leader in the industry.

Found the exhibit hall to be a great resource for generating leads.
The show was well organized, lots of attendees and exhibitors to network with. The show was a good source for business opportunities.


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.

For the fourth consecutive year, APR will hold a Technical Forum during the Plastics Recycling Conference. As The Voice of Plastics Recycling APR works to keep the industry informed of the most current recycling technologies, industry trends and challenges, as well as design for recyclability and best practices. As in the past, this program will focus on the latest innovations across the value chain impacting the plastics recycling industry.