Industry Workshop 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.

Association of Plastic Recyclers Technical Forum
Presented by Association of Plastic Recyclers
Date: Monday, February 19
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Room: Presidential Ballroom D
Registration: Register on your conference registration form
Registration Fee: Free

For the third 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. Additional details coming soon!

The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging Training Course
Presented by Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Date: Monday, February 19
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Room: Lincoln A
Registration: Separate Registration Required. Register here.
Registration Fee: $425 early bird

The Essentials of Sustainable Packing is a one day training course that offers a comprehensive introduction to sustainability considerations that apply to the entire packaging life cycle: sourcing, design, recovery, and beyond. Led by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition staff, these sessions present an opportunity to bring participants working in different roles and different parts of the supply chain (from packing, marketing, management, to sustainability) up to a common level of understanding about how sustainability relates to the packaging operations.

MSS, Inc. Facility Tour - SOLD OUT
Sponsored by Association of Plastic Recyclers
Date: Monday, February 19
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Registration: Register on your conference registration form, limited to 20 people, attendance is subject to facility approval
Registration Fee: $35

On this tour of the MSS facility, attendees will partake in demos of bottle, color flake, and NIR flake sorting. Additionally, there will be a demo of MSS' R&D projects, followed by drinks and snacks. (attendance is subject to facility approval)

National Recovery Technologies (NRT) Facility Tour - SOLD OUT
Sponsored by Association of Plastic Recyclers
Date: Monday, February 19
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Registration: Register on your conference registration form, limited to 20 people, attendance is subject to facility approval
Registration Fee: $35

On this tour of the NRT facility, attendees will have an opportunity to see the latest NRT SpydIR optical sorter sorting plastic bottles on NRT's process loop. Additionally, NRT's Buhler Sortex flake sorters will perform a plastic flake sort and attendees will have a chance to see the Max-AI AQC Robotic Sorter. (attendance is subject to facility approval)

Association of Plastic Recyclers Membership Reception
Presented by the Association of Plastic Recyclers
Date: Wednesday, February 21
Time: 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Room: Water's Edge
Registration: Separate Registration Required. Register here.

Association of Plastic Recyclers Membership Meeting
Presented by the Association of Plastic Recyclers
Date: Thursday, February 22
Time: 7:00 am – 12:00 p.m.
Room: Hermitage CD
Registration: Separate Registration Required. Register here.