2024 Event Agenda

Wednesday, October 2

  • Wednesday, October 2
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm (CDT)
    Registration

    Registration and Check-in for Summit

    Normandie Lounge
  • Wednesday, October 2
    9:40 am - 11:50 am (CDT)
    Tour

    LRS Materials Recovery Facility (Group 1)

    Offsite Tour Location
    LRS operates the Exchange Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to sort and divert recyclables in the Chicagoland area. This facility processes 25 tons per hour – That’s 50,000 pounds of recyclables! On the tour of this state-of-the-art facility, we will explore the technology and people power that makes recycling possible. You’ll see the magnets, screens, infrared cameras, robots and air jets that sort recyclables. We will also identify recycling rules and discuss how recycling is important to protecting our natural resources, combating climate change, and building a circular economy. LRS prioritizes innovation and sustainability. We look forward to welcoming you to the LRS Exchange MRF!
    Tour registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.
    Transportation will be provided.
    Capacity: 15
  • Wednesday, October 2
    11:15 am - 2:15 pm (CDT)
    Tour

    Groot

    Offsite Tour Location
    Tour participants will see a highly automated Material Recovery Facility (MRF) that processes 25 tons per hour of residential single-stream material. Once picked up, your cans, bottles, plastics, paper and glass go to a MRF. On the tour you will see how these items are separated, prepared and shipped for their next life as new products.
    Tour registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.
    Transportation will be provided.
    Capacity: 15
  • Wednesday, October 2
    11:40 am - 1:50 pm (CDT)
    Tour

    Tour | LRS Materials Recovery Facility (Group 2)

    Offsite Tour Location
    LRS operates the Exchange Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to sort and divert recyclables in the Chicagoland area. This facility processes 25 tons per hour – That’s 50,000 pounds of recyclables! On the tour of this state-of-the-art facility, we will explore the technology and people power that makes recycling possible. You’ll see the magnets, screens, infrared cameras, robots and air jets that sort recyclables. We will also identify recycling rules and discuss how recycling is important to protecting our natural resources, combating climate change, and building a circular economy. LRS prioritizes innovation and sustainability. We look forward to welcoming you to the LRS Exchange MRF!
    Tour registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.
    Transportation will be provided.
    Capacity: 15
  • Wednesday, October 2
    1:15 pm - 2:00 pm (CDT)
    Workshop

    How2Recycle 101: Starting your Journey with the Program

    Boulevard C
    New to How2Recycle? We’re glad you’re here! Join this session to learn more about the program, getting started, and working with our team. We’ll also cover the important resources available to help you navigate your labeling journey.
    Speaker

    Monica Rosquillas

    GreenBlue
  • Wednesday, October 2
    1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (CDT)
    Marketplace

    How2Recycle Summit Marketplace by Package InSight Open

    Boulevard AB
  • Wednesday, October 2
    1:35 pm - 3:35 pm (CDT)
    Tour

    Green Era Campus

    Offsite Tour Location
    Green Era’s mission is to create more sustainable communities by supporting local food production through better management of biodegradable waste and access to soil. They're transforming a 9-acre vacant brownfield on the South Side of Chicago into a food waste recycling facility and urban farm that will produce clean energy, fresh produce, economic empowerment, and vibrant communities.
    Tour registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.
    Transportation will be provided.
    Capacity: 25
  • Wednesday, October 2
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (CDT)
    Tour + Evening Social

    Pregis IQ

    Offsite Tour Location
    Pregis Innovation Headquarters (IQ) is dedicated to solving your toughest business challenges with packaging solutions. Participants will explore innovative packaging methods designed to reduce waste, address labor challenges, and achieve sustainability goals. Visitors will witness demonstrations of protective packaging materials and testing systems, gain knowledge on optimizing packaging methods, and experience firsthand how the center's solutions contribute to improving operational efficiency and customer experience. Additionally, the tour will highlight the center's focus on providing consultation, technical services, design and testing labs, customized packaging, and integration services. Participants can expect to learn about sustainable packaging techniques, industry trends, and the impact of automation on packaging processes across various industries.
    Following the tour of the IQ, a bus will transport attendees back downtown for an evening social at the Pregis HQ.
    Tour registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.
    Transportation will be provided.
    Capacity: 30
  • Wednesday, October 2
    2:00 pm - 2:45 pm (CDT)
    Workshop

    Making the Most of Your How2Recycle Membership

    Boulevard C
    How2Recycle is about much more than requesting and receiving labels. If that’s all you are using it for - that’s a great start! However, to take your recyclability efforts to the next level, join this workshop to better understand all that your membership has to offer. From package specific feedback, to portfolio insights and exploring potential tradeoffs through R&D requests, our team will walk you through all of the benefits available to you, and the best practices to make the most out of them.
    Speaker

    Lauren Rowell

    GreenBlue
    Speaker

    Marina Solis

  • Wednesday, October 2
    2:45 pm - 3:30 pm (CDT)
    Networking Break

    Networking Break

    Normandie Lounge and Boulevard AB

    Take advantage of our wide variety of unique networking opportunities during the break. Visit the How2Recycle Interactive Marketplace with Package InSight by Quad, testing your consumer perceptions vs reality. Commingle with attendees in our How2Recycle Summit Speakeasy (Normandie Lounge) featuring our Put A Label On It station to test your How2Recycle label expertise. Fancy yourself some recyclability trivia? Challenge yourself at our Label Lore station. Have a burning question for Research & Development? Visit the Behind the Label Kiosk for questions on the data and research behind your How2Recycle label. In need of answers related to Member Services? Don’t worry, they’ll be there too.

  • Wednesday, October 2
    2:45 pm - 3:30 pm (CDT)
    Workshop

    The How2Recycle Game Show Challenge

    Boulevard C
    Whether you're a recycling novice or a seasoned eco-warrior, this game show promises to be both informative and entertaining. Engage with your peers, learn practical recycling tips, and compete for fabulous prizes—all while contributing to a greener planet. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to become a recycling pro and have a blast doing it! Join us for a session that’s sure to be the highlight of the conference. Let’s make recycling fun, easy, and effective together!
    Speaker

    Dr. Andrew Hurley

    Clemson University
    Speaker

    Shannon Anderson

    Package InSight by Quad
  • Wednesday, October 2
    3:30 pm - 4:15 pm (CDT)
    Workshop

    How to Navigate the How2Recycle Platform

    Boulevard C
    Whether you're new to How2Recycle or have been a member for years, knowing the best practices for navigating the Member Platform and submitting label requests will ensure a smoother experience. Our team will walk through the process for using the Member Platform, including common mistakes and recommendations to ensure you provide the most complete information. This workshop will include a Q&A to get answers on all of your Member Platform related questions.
    Speaker

    Amanda Ellen

    GreenBlue
    Speaker

    Amber Papa

    GreenBlue
Registration Check-in for the Summit is open from
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am CT 10:00 am CT 11:00 am CT 12:00 pm CT 1:00 pm CT 2:00 pm CT 3:00 pm CT 4:00 pm CT 5:00 pm CT 6:00 pm CT 7:00 pm CT 8:00 pm CT 9:00 pm CT
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm (CDT)
Boulevard C
The How2Recycle Game Show Challenge
Wednesday, October 2
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm (CDT)
Workshop

The How2Recycle Game Show Challenge

Boulevard C
Whether you're a recycling novice or a seasoned eco-warrior, this game show promises to be both informative and entertaining. Engage with your peers, learn practical recycling tips, and compete for fabulous prizes—all while contributing to a greener planet. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to become a recycling pro and have a blast doing it! Join us for a session that’s sure to be the highlight of the conference. Let’s make recycling fun, easy, and effective together!
Speaker

Dr. Andrew Hurley

Clemson University
Speaker

Shannon Anderson

Package InSight by Quad
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm (CDT)
Boulevard C
How to Navigate the How2Recycle Platform
Wednesday, October 2
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm (CDT)
Workshop

How to Navigate the How2Recycle Platform

Boulevard C
Whether you're new to How2Recycle or have been a member for years, knowing the best practices for navigating the Member Platform and submitting label requests will ensure a smoother experience. Our team will walk through the process for using the Member Platform, including common mistakes and recommendations to ensure you provide the most complete information. This workshop will include a Q&A to get answers on all of your Member Platform related questions.
Speaker

Amanda Ellen

GreenBlue
Speaker

Amber Papa

GreenBlue
Agenda