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Sustainability A-listers to Talk Finance and Feedstocks at Plastics Innovation & Circularity Summit

Andrea Albersheim
ACC Summit Graphic PR

WASHINGTON, DC (May 10, 2023) — Significant strides are being made toward plastics circularity goals through novel partnerships and investments in new recycling technologies. Two expert panels will share the latest advances in financing and feedstocks at the Innovation & Circularity Summit, hosted by the American Chemistry Council, June 28-29 in Orlando.

Powering a Circular Economy: An Investor Roundtable

There’s money at play helping advance and scale new recycling technologies. Don’t leave that financing on the table. At the Summit, a roundtable session of financier innovators will expand on the role of investors in the plastics circular economy.

Expert panel:
  • Bridget Croke (moderator), Managing Partner at Closed Loop Partners
  • Ed Gillespie, Founder and CEO at Abundia Global Impact Group
  • Will Thorburn, SVP, Strategy and Investments at Cox Enterprises

Sorting Everything Out: Feedstocks, Collection, and Sortation

How can advanced recycling scale? Accessing high-volume feedstock for recycling can be a challenge. But these panelists are doing it, and in major cities. The roundtable discussion will demonstrate how economics, technologies and innovative partnerships are unlocking new opportunities.

Expert panel:
  • Jeremy Wallach (moderator), Partner at McKinsey & Co.
  • Bill Cooper, SVP, Corporate Strategy and Development at Cyclyx
  • Dr. Ganesh Nagarajan, Senior Director of Plastics at Waste Management
  • Mark Wilfalk, Director at City of Houston Solid Waste Department

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with these and other leaders, learn about the latest developments impacting plastics recycling, and be part of the momentum shaping the future of plastics circularity.

The Summit is the only U.S. conference focused on accelerating a circular economy for plastics and the critical role of advanced recycling. Leaders from retailers, brands, plastics producers, converters, recyclers and others are coming together to map the future of plastics circularity. Attendees will be able to build networks across the value chain to accelerate circularity solutions and help their companies reach sustainability goals.

Stay tuned for future announcements as we continue to build our impressive lineup of experts .

To learn more and to register, visit the Summit’s website.

American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division

The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division represents America’s Plastic MakersSM and the half million+ scientists, engineers, technicians, and other innovators who make plastics for many essential and lifesaving products that are vital to modern life. America’s Plastic Makers continue to embrace change. We’re linking innovation with sustainability, deploying next generation technologies to make plastics lighter, stronger, more efficient and more recyclable, so we can meet our goal for 100% of U.S. plastic packaging to be reused, recycled, or recovered by 2040. We’re making sustainable change to help build a cleaner, safer, more sustainable future for generations to come. 

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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