Plasticity forum returns to the US – Designing the circular economy

The Plasticity Forum is returning to the United States this year, for the 7th and 8th editions of this important and unique international plastics sustainability conference.

With growing focus on plastic pollution and the challenges it presents, the Plasticity Forum brings together motivated, like-minded experts from across the plastics spectrum to discuss the opportunities that can result as solutions are introduced.

Plasticity convenes leaders to share information, network, and primarily discuss best practices about scalable, innovative solutions to reduce the waste footprint left by plastics in our communities and environment. It attracts high-level participants from brand owners, plastics product makers, NGOs, resin and biomaterial suppliers, educators, designers, consultants and more.

The event – a “big conversation on the future of plastic” – discusses where opportunities can be created related to recycled content, resource recovery, circular design, job creation and waste reduction.

Join industry leaders and policy makers as they discuss how best to advance the circular economy. The theme in Dallas is “Innovating for Scale, Recovery & Reuse,” while the theme for Anaheim is “Technology, Design & Knowledge – Driving Plastic Sustainability.”

“Every day, plastics help us do more with less, and plastic makers from around the world are committed to delivering solutions that improve life.

The World Plastics Council supports events like Plasticity because they connect thought leaders and innovators, and enable all of us to unlock potential,” commented Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh, Executive Vice President SABIC, Chairman World Plastics Council.

After launching in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, and staging six successful events so far, including in Shanghai and London last year, Plasticity will host a pair of one-day conferences — in Dallas on April 21 (during two days of business forums as part of Earth Day Texas activities), and in Anaheim on May 9 (as part of the 1,500-person ANTEC 2017 annual technical conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers).

This story from the 2015 Plasticity Portugal provides a taste of the event, and the event website offers video clips and additional details.

Plasticity Texas and Anaheim will include discussions on topics such as:

  • Designing for recycling & standardization of materials
  • Opportunities in manufacturing for the use of recycled content
  • Innovations that reduce plastic waste impact & improve brand value
  • Reverse supply chains, bring-back programs & how to engage your customers
  • Scaling for circular economies within industrial & municipal environments
  • Turning waste streams into profit streams
  • The recycling tipping point – transforming public beliefs and actions

Who should attend: Brand leaders and innovators, manufacturers and retailers, biopolymer and resin makers, designers, packaging producers, waste-to-fuel companies, angel investors, entrepreneurs, government agencies and policy makers, and educators and think tanks.

Learn more & register at or contact:

  • Plasticity founder Doug Woodring in Hong Kong (tel. +852-9020-3949) or
  • Robert Grace in North America (tel. +1-330-289-9488).

Speaking and sponsorship opportunities are available.

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