Baerlocher USA to Host Annual Educational Event on Plastics Recycling Trends & Technologies Aug 22-23 in Cincinatti
Baerlocher USA, part of the Baerlocher Group, a leading global supplier of plastics additives, will host its second-annual Recycling Summit on August 22-23, 2023, at the historic Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. The goals of this educational event are teaching, learning and collaborating to expand and improve plastics recycling across the value chain. The technical summit will include presentations by industry leaders, case studies, panel discussions, a tour of a local recycling center, and networking opportunities such as dinner cruise over the Ohio river.
“Bringing together stakeholders from the plastics community can help everyone learn about macro trends, new technologies and noteworthy initiatives in recycling,” said Ed Hall, CEO of Baerlocher USA. “Only by sharing and debating different ideas, insights and approaches can we hope to advance efforts that address the tough challenges of plastic waste collection, processing, stabilization, formulation and reuse. We look forward to hosting attendees from technology companies, polymer producers, equipment suppliers, recyclers, converters and brand owners at this year’s event, which will build on last year’s successful inaugural summit.”
The Baerlocher Recycling Summit will feature speakers from the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR), Granite Peak Plastics Recycling, The Clorox Company, Rumpke Waste & Recycling, Nova Chemicals, Envision Plastics, Natura PCR, Altium Packaging, W. Müller USA and Baerlocher. An industry panel discussion on current recycling challenges will be moderated by Roberto Nunez, market development director, Baerlocher. A highlight of the agenda will be small group discussions of case studies that focus on practical problem solving for rigid and flexible polyolefin PCR containing parts. Attendees will also have an opportunity to network during breakfasts, lunches and a dinner cruise on the Ohio river. All event activities are underwritten by Baerlocher.
“Recycling is one of the pillars of plastic waste reduction,” said Steve Alexander, president and CEO of APR. “We are pleased to work with Baerlocher this year to help educate the plastics supply chain about new recycling technologies and methods, and describe successes to date. Baerlocher USA’s annual Recycling Summit extends and enhances APR’s efforts to address recycling challenges, increase industry participation in recycling, and reduce climate impacts associated with plastics manufacturing, usage and disposal.”
The Baerlocher Group is a leading manufacturer of additives for the plastics industry. Its portfolio includes a broad range of stabilizers and other additives suitable for a variety of polymer and non-polymer applications.
For more information, please visit www.baerlocher.com.