PLASTICS Announces Cancellation of Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit Due to COVID-19 Concerns

March 31, 2020

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced today that the 2020 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit, originally scheduled for May 18-20, 2020 in Cincinnati, OH, will be canceled due to the travel bans and guidelines that are in place for the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

The Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit is the premier event in sustainable plastics manufacturing. It’s an opportunity for the most influential thought leaders across the plastics supply chain to come together to discover new ways to use recycled plastics, take advantage of new end markets, and push sustainability in manufacturing forward. 

Some aspects of the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit will be moved to virtual platforms for attendees and exhibitors. The next in-person Re|focus will be in conjunction with NPE2021: The Plastics Show, which will take place May 17-21, 2021 in Orlando, FL. The next standalone Re|focus event will take place in Cincinnati, OH May 23-25, 2022.

“The entire PLASTICS staff has been monitoring the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and our primary concern is for the attendees, speakers and staff to remain healthy and safe during this time,” said PLASTICS Director of Sustainability Ashley Hood-Morley.  “We are eager to offer our attendees opportunities to learn more about the sustainability initiatives at the forefront of our industry through our virtual events and look forward to hosting everyone during NPE2021: The Plastics Show.”

The dates and information for the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit virtual events will be announced soon.

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The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), formerly SPI, is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $451 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS’ education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy, and North America’s largest plastics trade show, NPE: The Plastics Show, visit Connect with PLASTICS on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.