Did you know the plastics industry is the 3rd largest manufacturing industry in the U.S., employing over 900,000 employees and producing almost $418 billion in goods on an annual basis? Imagine if recycled plastics were a key feedstock for manufacturing, innovation and sustainability across all industry segments, not just packaging. The potential to increase the use of recycled plastics in manufacturing, engineering, and technology – throughout the supply chain – is enormous. The Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit will challenge the entire plastics supply chain to “redefine” product design, manufacturing and engineering with an eye toward promoting the use of recycled content, selecting materials designed for recycling and focusing on driving sustainability in manufacturing and technology.
About the Event
Re|focus is a 2-day summit and exhibit marketplace designed by the industry, for the industry. Taking place June 27-29 in Orlando, the inspirational and educational program focuses on the environmental challenges companies face in their supply chains and product design processes. Featured discussion topics address the real world challenges our industry faces when driving toward sustainable manufacturing. Program sessions are highlighted through two distinct conference tracks: Sustainable Technology & Engineering and Sustainability Opportunities in Manufacturing.
Keynote Speakers include:
Dr. Deborah Mielewski, Senior Technical Leader of Materials Sustainability, Ford Motor Company
Dr. Michael McKittrick, Technology Manager, US Department of Energy, Advanced Manufacturing
Matthew Banks, Manager, Climate & Business, World Wildlife Fund
Sandeep Kulkarni, Senior Principal Scientist, PepsiCo
Check out the complete conference schedule here.
It's time for Brand Owners, Processors and many others who have never engaged in the recycling conversation to come together to discuss solutions. We hope to see you there!