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ReMA Virtual Spotlight Series Concludes with Paper and Plastics

(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) annual commodity spotlight series continues this week with the Spotlight on Paper on Wednesday, June 3. The Spotlight on Plastics concludes the series on Thursday, June 11.

Spotlight on Paper: Wednesday, June 3, 2:00 p.m. ET.
This year's Spotlight on Paper will provide valuable insights for paper processors, MRF operators, and mills on how shifts in consumer habits will change our relationship with paper and packaging. Attendees will gain a strong understanding of both the short and longer term outlooks for the sector from those of AFRY Management Consulting, a leading advisor to the world’s energy, forest, and bio-based industries. This will include a deep dive into the effects we have already seen on selected pulp and paper sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on selected industry sectors.

Spotlight on Plastics & Briefing on Basel Convention: Thursday, June 11, 1:00 p.m. ET.
The global plastics and petrochemical markets continue to be negatively impacted by the productivity and economic downturn caused by COVID-19, especially in the oil and gas sector. The continued public attention on plastic consumption and concerns raised at international forums about EOL plastic trade has also become an issue. This two-panel virtual event will feature leading experts providing an outlook on the primary plastic and plastic scrap markets, as well as U.S. Government officials sharing details on compliance requirements for the Basel Convention’s new plastic scrap trade regime that will be implemented in 2021. This is a must attend event for any one processing, brokering, or consuming plastic scrap or considering getting into the business.

The virtual spotlight series is free for ReMA members. The rate for nonmembers is $195. Working members of the media wishing to attend should contact Rachel Bookman.



The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ReMA represents 1,300 companies in 20 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $110 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides more than 500,000 Americans with good jobs.

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