Packaging recycling summit set for California

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After a successful debut in Atlanta last fall, Packaging World’s Packaging Recycling Summit (PRS) will return to Anaheim, California, this year. JW Marriott Anaheim Resort will host the 2024 event from September 16–18, bringing together brands, retailers, packaging suppliers, reprocessors, and material recovery facilities (MRFs). With the goal of promoting collaboration in circular supply chains, the conference program will examine all links in the value chain, identify materials that can and will be recycled, and explore end-use markets for waste. Will go.

Nearly 400 packaging professionals attended the 2023 Packaging Recycling Summit in person and online. Feedback from attendees underlined the importance of bringing multiple stakeholders under one roof.

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“With PRS, our goal is to help brands transform from passive producers of theoretically recyclable waste to active participants in a circular economy,” explains Matt Reynolds, editor of Packaging World. “By understanding the unique realities and motivations in each segment of the value chain, CPGs can unlock a profitable circular economy that benefits all stakeholders. To make this concept successful, each link in the chain must capture economic value.

The Packaging Recycling Summit is designed with the expertise of Packaging World editors and a strong advisory board. This year’s program is being built keeping in mind ongoing and trending issues, such as sustainable package design, including reducing climate impact, incorporating PCR, and fine-tuning design through MRF collaboration; a look at the pros and cons of different material options; changing consumer behaviour; updates on state regulations and extended producer responsibility (EPR); and creating end markets for recycled materials.

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Reynolds concluded, “We hope our Anaheim event will again bring together dedicated professionals who intend to build more resilient and sustainable supply chains to benefit both their bottom line and the planet. We look forward to the impressive three days of waiting!”

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