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Fall 2019 Presentations

Fall 2019 Conference Agenda and Presentations

Much Ado About Plastics

October 29 - 30, 2019 - Providence, Rhode Island


Attendee List



Upstream, Uphill, Uprising the Packaging Industry's Journey Towards Sustainability

Adam Gendell, Sustainable Packaging Coalition  

Plastic Paradox

Tonya Randell, More Recycling

Packaging EPR & Plastics Crisis

Victor Bell, EPI

Learning from EPR Programs

Kristen Aldred Cheek, PSI

Plastic Policy Activity

Susan Bush, Circular Matters

Research to Inform Lawmakers About Single Use Plastics Legislation

Claire Galkowski, South Shore Recycling Cooperative

New York State Bag Waste Reduction Act

Kayla Montanye, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation


Juri Freeman, RRS

APR's PCR Certification Program

Steve Alexander, The Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR)

Preparing for the Robotic Revolution

William Hancock, Plexus Recycling Technologies

Advanced Chemical Recycling Technologies

Craig Cookson, American Chemistry Council

Leading the Resource Revolution

Carlos Manchado Atienza, TOMRA Sorting Solutions

Basel Convention Plastics Amendment

Adina Renee Adler, ISRI

The Value of Plastics

Dylan de Thomas, Recycling Partnership

Schools and Single Use Plastics

Beth Gingold, Recycle Leaders

Working Together to Educate Youth About the Science of Recycling

Rachel Bookman, ISRI 

Toxics in Packaging

John Gilkeson,Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH)

PFAS and Modern Life, Part 1

Terri Goldberg, NEWMOA

PFAS and Modern Life, Part 2

Debra Darby, Darby Marketing