In other news, plastics recycling was a big focus at the 2018 ISRI Annual Convention. The Plastics Spotlight focused on domestic demand in light of the Chinese plastic import bans.
At the session, Maite Quinn; Sims Municipal Management, Scott Saunders; K.W. Plastics, Steve Alexander; Association of Plastic Recyclers and Danielle Easdale; First Star Recycling discussed the situation. Overall the consensus of the panel was that while there is a long term opportunity for domestic processors, but it will be challenging as the nature of the stream is changing.
In addition to this session, the Convention covered other topics such as how plastic processors can reduce contamination, how brand owners can use more recycled content in their products and understanding plastics through resin identification.