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AOR's 2017 Fall Forum - Recycling Markets & the National Sword
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM PST
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AOR's 2017 Fall Forum - Recycling Markets & the National Sword

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

11:30am - 5:00pm - Networking Lunch & Program
5:00pm - 6:00pm - Social Hour
McMenamins Edgefield Blackberry Hall - 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale, OR 97060
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Description:

On July 18, 2017, the Chinese government notified the World Trade Organization of the country’s intention to stop accepting 24 categories of waste and recyclables as of January 1, 2018, causing speculation and concern in the markets. 

This ban would have a profound effect on the ability to market various grades of plastics and mixed papers as we head into winter and our peak recycling months.  These are commonly collected materials in many recycling programs, and China has been the primary consumer of many of these recyclable materials recovered locally and globally.  What does this mean for recycling programs?  How will we weather the storm? 

Join industry and policy professionals as we learn more, are updated, and discuss the impacts of the National Sword and the intended ban; and more importantly, discuss how we move forward.        

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Dylan de Thomas, VP of Industry Collaboration at The Recycling Partnership
  • Kim Holmes, Senior Director of Recycling and Diversion at the Plastics Industry Association
  • Peter Spendelow, Natural Resource Specialist at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Brian Stafiki, Material Recovery Specialist at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Dave Claugus, Economist with Pioneer Recycling
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AOR's 2017 Fall Forum

 

Recycling Markets & the National Sword

Wednesday, November 15th 2017
11:30am - 5:00pm - Networking Lunch & Program
5:00pm - 6:00pm - Social Hour

McMenamins Edgefield Blackberry Hall - 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale, OR 97060