Increasing PCR Supply via New Sortation Technology
Date & Time
Wednesday, September 18, 2024, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Location Name
Arbor EFG

Brand and CPG demand for post-consumer recycled (PCR) content continues to climb, making for a rapidly evolving landscape of materials recovery facilities (MRFs) who collect, sort, and sell that material to reprocessors who eventually deliver it to brands by way of packaging material containing PCR. This panel discussion is dedicated to examining real-world examples of the latest advancements and innovative strategies that can significantly increase collection capabilities of materials needed for PCR production. Essentially, the MRFs are using technological breakthroughs to unlock more and higher quality PCR supply.

Key Takeaways:

Participants will learn about emerging technologies that have the potential to improve and increase PCR supply chains, such as:

  • Trends WM has identified in the recycling space and how they are using AI and automated sortation technology to capture more material.
  • Learn how WM is expanding access to recycling through a $1B+ investment in recycling infrastructure through 2026.
  • Hear Rumpkeā€™s Director of Recycling discuss technologies for the sorting of contaminants, as well as their use of optical sorters and AI at a new Columbus facility.

Panelists will share insights on how these technologies not only stand to increase the volume of PCR but also ensure its quality to meet the stringent requirements of various industries.

Jim Marcinko Jeff Snyder Matt Reynolds