For more information, contact:

Kim Holmes
VP, Sustainability
kholmes@plasticsindustry.org
202.270.0058

PLASTICS Recycling Committee

The Recycling Committee represents Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) members across the association’s four councils, bringing equipment makers, brand owners, processors and material suppliers together to align their efforts to put recycling at the forefront of their businesses. 

PLASTICS is uniquely positioned in the recycling discussion as we represent the entire plastics supply chain. The PLASTICS Recycling Committee is working to identify and expand end-use opportunities for recycled plastics, by working from a place of identified need and demand for recycled content.

Executive Board Members:

Position Member Name Title Representing
Subcommittee Chair Slayton Altenburg Sales, Logistics and Research Technical Process & Engineering, Inc.
Subcommittee Chair Donna Davis Sustainability and Advocacy Manager, Plastics and Resins ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Chair Monica Filyaw Director - Quality, Safety and Regulatory Affairs PolyQuest
Immediate Past Chair Terry Gebhardt Vice President Pak-Sher Company
Vice Chair Robert Render Commercial Manager, Business Ravago Recycling Group LLC
Member at Large Daniel Sanders Product Development Manager Printpack, Inc.
Member at Large Rick Wagner Sustainability Manager Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP

 

  • Key Committee Activities

    The Recycling Committee has a number of exciting activities underway, including:

    • Innovative demonstration projects for recovering new streams of plastics.
    • Industry sustainability benchmarking.
    • Zero Net Waste recognition program.
    • Ongoing collaboration and partnership with external organizations, such as the Recycling Partnership.
    • Valuable informational webinars.
    • Projects and programs supported by stakeholders from across the plastics supply chain.
  • Recycling Committee – Subcommittees
    Advocacy & Communications: 
    • This subcommittee provides insights and information to the PLASTICS Communications team relating to the recycling and recovery of plastics and to the PLASTICS Advocacy team on key issues and policy developments related to recycling.
    • Focus areas include:
      • identifying case studies, topics and issues that the Communications team may want to explore and promote,
      • providing content and messaging for industry events such as Earth Day and America Recycles Day,
      • serving as a group of industry experts that the Communications team may call upon for quotes or information,
      • assisting with the development and/or modification of policy statements related to recycling and recovery issues, and
      • providing comments to the Advocacy team on recycling and recovery related legislation.
    Events & Education:
    • This subcommittee provides insights and information to the PLASTICS teams who develop education and networking opportunities for the industry.
    • Focus areas include:
      • identifying topics and speakers for webinars related to recycling and recovery,
      • identifying speakers that can provide thought leadership on recovery for Council and Committee meetings,
      • serving as a steering committee for PLASTICS annual event, Re|focus Sustainability and Recycling Summit, and
      • serving as a steering committee for recycling-related elements of NPE, PLASTICS triennial trade-show for the plastics industry.
    Technology & Equipment:
    • The subcommittee provides insights and information to PLASTICS committees as needed and/or manages their own projects which may serve to fill an information gap or refute misconceptions about the recycling and recovery of plastics.
    • Focus areas include:
      • serving as a group of industry experts that PLASTICS various end-market committees may call upon for quotes or technical guidance.

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