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Mon October 7, 2019

Today, the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) opened submissions for the second annual Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards that will be recognized during the 2020 Re|focus Sustainability and Recycling Summit May 18 – 20, 2020 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, OH. 

These awards will highlight the companies and organizations that are spearheading innovations in sustainability and recycling. Submissions are now being accepted in the categories including Design, Materials and End of Life. The winners of two additional awards, The Leadership Innovation Award and The People’s Choice Award, will be announced at Re|focus. Those interested in submitting an innovation can review competition details and access the nomination form online.

“The Sustainability Innovation Awards at Re|focus have become a meaningful way to celebrate and highlight the industry innovation that is advancing sustainability initiatives,” said PLASTICS’ Vice President of Sustainability Kim Holmes. “In 2020, we’ll again honor the award winners as part of the Summit program, and serve as a vehicle to spark conversations amongst attendees. The Re|focus experience is all about engagement, exchanging ideas and developing strategies that drive change, these awards are a key part of that.”

Last year, the winners for the inaugural Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards included Dell for Materials, Tarkett for Design, Circular Polymers/Broadview Group for End of Life, UBQ Materials for Leadership in Innovation and iMFLUX for People's Choice. 

“The Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards provided an incredible opportunity to showcase our capabilities and be recognized by our peers,” said iMFLUX CEO, Mary Wagner. “We are proud of creating technology that provides a benefit to the industry’s sustainability challenges, and of our employees who are pioneering new solutions every day.”

The submission form will be open online until December 27, 2019. To nominate an innovation to be considered for the 2020 Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards, click here. To learn more about the 2020 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit, visit the event website here