In conjunction with Plastics Recycling 2014, the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) will hold its membership meeting.  GPEC will host its annual conference at the Rosen Shingle Creek.  SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association will be holding a Tech summit.

APR Membership Meeting

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) will hold its annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Plastics Recycling Conference on March 12-13, 2014.  For more information and to register for the membership meeting, visit  


2014 GPEC

Thursday and Friday March 13 - 14
Cost: Varies


Following the Plastics Recycling Conference, the 2014 GPEC will take place March 13-14 at the Rosen Shingle Creek.  For more information and to register, visit you can register for the conference at this link.

SPI Tech Summit

Monday March 10
1:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Cost: Non-Members - $129, Members - $99 


futureTech is produced by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. This half-day Summit will highlight emerging technologies that will shape the future of the plastics recycling industry. Experts from the industry will share information on the leading technology and processing methods that are expanding opportunities for recycled plastics. As plastics recycling is increasingly an important part of the broader plastics industry, companies from across the plastics supply chain will benefit from participating in this Technology Summit. Click here for a full agenda.

Session I: Technology driving recovery of scrap plastics

1.) Color sortation – Tamsin Ettefagh, Envision
2.) Film reprocessing Technologies – Mark Daniels and Chris Dickenson, Hilex Poly
3.) EPS Densifier Systems – Mike Westerfied, Dart
4.) Food contact PP – Scott Saunders, KW Plastics

Session II: Technology driving the use of recycled content in finished goods

1.) Flake feeding and filtration – Ed Koiser
2.) Quality assurance in feedstreams – Mike Horrocks, EREMA North America
3.) Verification of Recycle Content – Keith Vorst, Cal-Poly and Naeem Mady, Intertek

Reality of Post Green Fence Forum presented by CSPA

Monday March 10
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free to registered attendees
St Johns 30/31

China Scrap Plastics industry Forum in the post Green Fence Era

In order to let the global scrap plastics colleagues know about the new situation and future development trend of China scrap plastics industry, reduce the risk of global colleagues to do business with Chinese, understand the CSPA observation and judgment of China scrap plastics market, constantly interact with China scrap plastics industry, CSPA specially set up " China Scrap Plastics industry Forum in the post Green Fence Era” in PRC , welcome colleagues who pay close attention to China scrap plastics industry to join this forum.
Forum agenda:
1. The post Green Fence era actions impact on the Chinese market. Executive President Mr Wong.
2. The data analysis of China's imports of scrap plastics in 2013. Secretary-General Mr. Wang Wang.
3. Discussion: The Post Green Fence Era actions impact on the global scrap plastics industry. Invite a number of enterprises to communicate with each other.

Register using the conference registration form.
If you have any questions about China scrap plastics market, please contact

ISRI Welcome Reception


Monday March 10
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free to registered attendees

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) invites all conference registrants to attend a reception before the conference formally kicks off. This wonderful event will take place Monday evening, from 5:30 to 7:00  p.m

Informational Breakfast Hosted by APR: Update on Issues Facing Plastics Recycling
Wednesday March 12
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Cost: free

Join North America's leading plastics recycling organization for an update on the state of the plastics recycling industry, it’s challenges, and the path toward solutions when the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers hosts an informational breakfast on Wednesday, March 12th during the Plastics Recycling Conference. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 in the St. Johns Rooms 24/25, and will be completed in time for you to attend the conference sessions.

Please click here to register now for this free informational breakfast.