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Advanced Recycling Summit

August 29-30, 2023
Chicago, IL

2023 Agenda Released!

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

Launching in 2023, Advanced Recycling Summit event will take place this August 29-30, 2023 in Chicago, IL at the Swissotel. 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.

The 2023 program will explore the landscape of advanced recycling: EPR’s potential impact for advanced 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 Coca-Cola, Waste Management, Hyundai Motor Group, 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
  • Presentations on leading topics, such as an industry overview, the future market outlook, recycling goals, use cases, technologies, EPR, and more
  • Enjoy networking lunch and breaks, a reception at the end of the first day, and more - all included in your registration
  • Get complete access to the conference app and online platform to connect with other attendees, speakers, and sponsors
  • Receive access to presentation video recordings and speaker materials after the event
  • Make new connections within the industry with like minded individuals


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
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
Amanda Nummy - Hyundai Motor Group

Amanda Nummy

Senior Polymer Materials Engineer at Hyundai Motor Group
Jim C. Huang - Coca-Cola

Jim C. Huang

Director, Food Contact Materials, Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs at Coca-Cola
Shannon Crawford - WM

Shannon Crawford

Director of Recycling and Environmental Policy at WM
Craig Cookson - American Chemistry Council

Craig Cookson

Senior Director of Plastics Sustainability for the Plastics Division at American Chemistry Council
Candace Rutherford - Brightmark

Candace Rutherford

Feedstock Manager at Brightmark
Carson Potter - AMP Robotics

Carson Potter

Product Leader at AMP Robotics



Advisory Board

Holli Alexander - Eastman

Holli Alexander

Strategic Initiatives Manager, Sustainability at Eastman
Carlos Ludlow-Palafox - enval

Carlos Ludlow-Palafox

CEO at enval
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