Fri February 17, 2017

Ashley Stoney
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Registration Now Open for Summit Connecting the Entire Plastics Supply Chain

WASHINGTON, February 17, 2017 – The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced today that registration is now open for its second annual Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit with the Sustainability division of SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers), principal programming partner, in Orlando, Fla., June 27-29. In today’s ever-evolving landscape of sustainability, this Summit, designed by the industry, for the industry, is unique in that it connects the entire supply chain, creating the opportunity for key companies and end-users to discuss topics and challenges facing our industry including expanded use of recycled plastics, design for recycling and driving sustainability in manufacturing. This year also features two tracks, “Sustainability in Technology & Engineering” and “Sustainability Opportunities in Manufacturing.”

“We are thrilled to offer two separate educational tracks this year and an exciting roster of speakers representing a range of end-markets and companies, such as those who’ve signed on from Ford Motor Company, SABIC and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation,” said Kim Holmes, vice president of sustainability at PLASTICS.

Sustainability has become an even higher priority for the D.C.-based trade association in 2017, and the bigger, better Re|focus Summit, complete with a new logo, look and feel, is one of several efforts that the association is heading to place a greater emphasis on sustainability at every level in the supply chain. Through its partnership with SPE, the programming this year is even more tailored and robust, providing additional educational opportunities to hit a wider technical and engineering-focused audience.

“SPE’s Sustainability Division, formed to educate on the growing efforts that go beyond traditional aspects of recycling, has been invited by PLASTICS to collaborate on the technical program of the 2017 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit,” said Bill Schreiber, conference chair of SPE's Sustainability Division. “We are honored to join together with PLASTICS in this event that will bring together stakeholders from throughout the value chain from OEMs and brand owners to discuss the challenges we face in industry today."

To register for the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit, visit the website.