How2Recycle Summit Marketplace


Explore the Package InSight by Quad How2Recycle Marketplace, an immersive mock store at our event, where you can experience the future in a sustainability-forward retail space. Share your insights by participating in live research, ranking packaging and signage, and providing guidance that will shape the How2Recycle community.

Discover how biometric tools like eye tracking can be used to evaluate and optimize product labels and the consumer experience. We hope you’ll check out this unique environment and share your expert feedback with the goal of influencing How2Recycle’s evolving sustainability initiatives and retail innovations.

Member Services Stations

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.

Tours

Tours at How2Recycle events are a great opportunity for attendees to make new connections with fellow attendees in smaller groups, while visiting places related to packaging, sustainability, printing, innovation, recovery, composting, recycling, next markets or simply places that excel at what they are doing and will be interesting to see. How2Recycle arranges these experiences as part of the event experience for attendees and is thankful to tour hosts for opening their doors to our group. When booking a tour please bear in mind that tours are often at the same time of program sessions or other event tours, please also keep in mind the time of tours when making your travel plans.

Tours are included in your ticket price and must be added at the point of registration. You cannot add a tour after registering for the event. You cannot swap or change your tour once registered.

OCTOBER 2

  • Oct 2

    9:40 am - 11:50 am CT

    TOUR

    LRS The Exchange MRF Tour #1

    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!

    Transportation wil be provided
    RSVP required; tours cannot be swapped or changed once registered.
    Capacity: 15

  • Oct 2

    11:15 am - 2:15 pm CT

    TOUR

    Groot

    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.

    Transportation wil be provided
    RSVP required; tours cannot be swapped or changed once registered.
    Capacity: 15

  • Oct 2

    11:40 am - 1:50 pm CT

    TOUR

    LRS The Exchange MRF Tour #2

    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!

    Transportation wil be provided
    RSVP required; tours cannot be swapped or changed once registered.
    Capacity: 15

  • Oct 2

    11:55 am - 5:15 pm CT

    TOUR

    SC Johnson HQ

    This tour is perfect for those who want a close, in-depth look at SC Johnson’s inspired architecture as well as an understanding of the legendary partnership between third-generation company leader H.F. Johnson, Jr. and the renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The tour features the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Administration Building and the Research Tower, as well as Foster + Partners-designed Fortaleza Hall, which includes the Timeline Tunnel and The Lily Pad gift shop. Additionally, SC Johnson’s state-of-the-art facility, Waxbird Commons is now included on tours. This innovative and dynamic space features many inspiring exhibits informed by SC Johnson’s history and guided by its purpose.

    Transportation wil be provided
    RSVP required; tours cannot be swapped or changed once registered.
    Capacity: 30

  • Oct 2

    1:35 pm - 3:35 pm CT

    TOUR

    Green Era Campus

    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.

    Transportation wil be provided
    RSVP required; tours cannot be swapped or changed once registered.
    Capacity: 25

  • Oct 2

    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm CT

    TOUR + EVENING SOCIAL

    Tour + Evening Social at Pregis IQ

    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.

    Transportation wil be provided
    RSVP required; tours cannot be swapped or changed once registered.
    Capacity: 30

Printpack develops innovative packaging solutions that deliver a distinct advantage at the shelf, strengthen brand identity in the minds of consumers and help brand owners increase speed-to- market. Our vast portfolio of packaging solutions along with our technical and commercial expertise in materials science and barrier solutions, gives brand owners peace of mind, enhances product protection, and increases sales at the shelf. The principle function of packaging is to safeguard a brand’s investment and its image by protecting the product from any type of contamination or damage. If a product is not consistent with expectations, consumer loyalty is at stake. Printpack’s engineers are experts in a wide variety of product categories, utilizing the latest films and converting processes to make certain your product’s specific protection needs are exceeded. We develop and employ cutting-edge packaging technologies and processes to ensure ample protection throughout the usage cycle.

Every product has unique packaging needs and brands can improve customer retention by utilizing features that enrich and simplify the consumer experience. Printpack’s engineering team is skilled in the art of making packages that are easier to use – employing reclosable solutions, peelable materials, tear-optimized materials, and more. Our collaborative development and innovation process helps ensure a positive consumer experience throughout the entire usage cycle, promoting repeat purchases and supporting overall brand loyalty.

Immersive Experiences