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Advanced Recycling Summit

August 29-30, 2023
Chicago, IL

Save the Date for Advanced Chemical Recycling 

Coming to Chicago, IL, August 29-30, 2023

The 2023 agenda has been released!

Meet the speakers and check out the presentations.

Launching in 2023, Advanced Recycling Summit event will take place this August 29-30, 2023 in Chicago, IL at the Swissotel.  Advanced Recycling Summit will explore the landscape of chemical recycling, EPR’s potential impact for chemical recycling, circularity and climate change, the future of policy, how can we improve the current recycling infrastructure, the future of resins and more.

At the 2023 event:
  • Meet the expert presenters from Closed Loop Partners, Sphere Solutions, Inc., Alterra Energy, RRS, Berry Global, Enval, Stanley Black & Decker, New Energy Risk, Neste, AMP Robotics, Ameripen, and many more.
  • Hear industry-leading topics, such as an industy overview, the future market outlook, recycling goals, use cases, technologies, EPR, and more.  
  • Enjoy included networking lunch and breaks, a reception at the end of the first day, and more.
  • Watch video presentation recordings for 90 days after the event!
  • Get complete access to the conference app and online platform to connect with other attendees, speakers, and sponsors
  • Receive PPT presentations from presenters who have allowed us to share
  • Meet new contacts and keep the conversation going once the day is over.
As the topic of recycling and sustainability continues to take over every conversation within the packaging industry, learn more about how chemical recycling is influencing the recycling conversation, how this will change the circular economy and how brands are starting get involved when striving for further sustainability goals. Advanced Recycling Summit will bring high level presentations, interactive panels, and numerous networking opportunities with attendees from across the plastics and sustainable packaging supply chains.


Why attend?
  • Discover the challenges and opportunities surrounding chemical recycling
  • Learn about the various technologies, systems and outputs available
  • Explore the future of advanced recycling
  • Learn how advanced recycling can create new opportunities
  • Network with industry experts from across the supply chain


Dan Fitzgerald - Stanley Black & Decker

Dan Fitzgerald

Sr. Director Product Sustainability at Stanley Black & Decker
Christoph Koffler - SPHERA SOLUTIONS, INC., USA

Christoph Koffler

Technical Director, Sustainability Consulting at SPHERA SOLUTIONS, INC., USA
Chris Wirth - AMP Robotics

Chris Wirth

Vice President of Corporate Affairs at AMP Robotics
Carlos Ludlow-Palafox - Enval

Carlos Ludlow-Palafox

CEO at Enval
Brad Price - New Energy Risk

Brad Price

Managing Director Technical Due Diligence at New Energy Risk
Jeremy DeBenedictis - Alterra Energy

Jeremy DeBenedictis

President at Alterra Energy
Registration Open
Session I: Industry Overview and Future Market Outlook
Session II: Achieving Recycling Goals
Networking Reception (with Drinks)
Registration Open
Session III: Advanced Recycling Use Cases and Technologies
Session IV: Advanced Recycling Beyond packaging
Session V: How EPR will Affect Advanced Recycling

Advisory Board

Holli Alexander - Eastman

Holli Alexander

Strategic Initiatives Manager, Sustainability at Eastman
Jesus Atias - Dow

Jesus Atias

Advanced Recycling and Bio Supply Associate Director for North America and Latin America at Dow
Jeremy DeBenedictis - Alterra Energy

Jeremy DeBenedictis

President at Alterra Energy
Tim Buwalda - Circular Matters

Tim Buwalda

Principal at Circular Matters
Shannon Crawford - WM

Shannon Crawford

Director of Recycling and Environmental Policy at WM

"[Smithers events are] informative, educational and provides a good opportunity for different industries to learn from each other." Blue Lake Packaging