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Plastics Symposium

When:
September 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
2017-09-12T08:00:00-05:00
2017-09-12T14:00:00-05:00
Where:
I-Hotel & Conference Center
1900 S 1st St
Champaign, IL 61820
USA

REVITALIZING PLASTICS RECYCLING

Talks, Networking, Exhibits

PLUS Two Live Demonstrations

Pyrolysis (Plastics to Oil) Demonstration by ISTC

Tour of Dart Container’s Expanded Polystyrene Densifier

You Don’t Want To Miss This!! 


Hosted by the Illinois Recycling Association and Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

 


DATE TIME WHERE

September 12, 2017

8am Check-In/Breakfast. 9am Program begins. Full Program details will be announced soon.

I-Hotel & Conference Center, 1900 S First St, Champaign IL 61820, 217 -819-5000.

Planning to spend the night before?  A discounted rate of $122 per night is available until 9/1 by using the code RECYCLE17 when registering.  www.stayatthei.com.

COST TO ATTEND

  • Registration $60. Includes breakfast/lunch, pyrolysis (plastics to oil) demonstration & Dart Container’s expanded polystyrene densifier tour – a great value!
  • Student Fee $30 – students will be asked the name of their school and to provide student ID at the door. Includes same value as $60 registration.
  • Exhibitor $99 – includes one free registration, Program listing and display table
  • Sponsor $250 – includes one free registration, display table, logo on Illinois Recycling Association & ISTC website events page, Program listing, logo on presentation screen and verbal recognition
  • Breakfast & Lunch Menu will consist of both gluten-free & vegetarian items
Please register by 9/5/17

Total Amount Due


TWO LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS – SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS

ON-SITE PYROLYSIS (PLASTICS TO OIL) DEMONSTRATION

While some recycled plastics have a high value, others merely end up in a landfill.  However this can be avoided.  With plastics to oil technology even the most brittle, hard-to-recycle plastics could become a valued commodity.  Plastics to oil converts plastic back to the oil where it originated and can be sold to refineries to produce gasoline or diesel.  This demonstration with pyrolysis equipment on-site will show you how you can participate in making a difference in the future of plastics recycling.

OPTIONAL EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE DENSIFIER TOUR

Recycling of expanded polystyrene is possible with a densifier.  See this technology in action.  Take a tour of Dart Container Urbana Plant’s expanded polystyrene recycling operation & densifier.  Facility has a 24/7 drop-off so bring your recyclable Styrofoam.

A variety of recycling gurus will share their expertise and highlight the potential for making a difference in the future of the recycling industry.


Distinguished Speakers

  • Brian Plotner, University of Illinois Student Majoring in Public Health
    Research Study on Plastics Recycling in Illinois
  • Max Babits, Project Analyst, RRS
    Materials Recovery for the Future
  • Ken Santowski, President, Chicago Logistic Service
    Recovering Polystyrene (Styrofoam)
  • Tanner Smith, Corporate Development Analyst, Delta Plastics
    Agricultural Plastics Recycling
  • BK Sharma, Senior Research Scientist, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, division of Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Champaign (UIUC).

Fuels from Waste Through Thermochemical Conversions.  On-site pyrolysis (plastics to oil) demonstration)


ILLINOIS RECYCLING ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL MEETING & ILLINOIS RECYCLER OF THE YEAR AWARD

IRA members will take time during lunch for an Annual Meeting where the new Board of Directors will be announced. The Illinois Recycler of the Year Award will also be presented.


TANTALIZING DOOR PRIZE – WIN A 13-WEEK ADVERTISING RUN ON CHICAGO RADIO!

IRA Board of Directors member, Mike Nowak, is donating a 13 week contract on his weekly Chicago radio broadcast, The Mike Nowak Show, to the Door Prize Winner.  So bring a business card or complete a slip when you register.  The Mike Nowak Show is on the air Saturdays 10am-11am & Sundays 9am-11am on 1590 WCGO.  Visit www.mikenowak.net for more information on Mike’s broadcast.


SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

We invite you to become a sponsor or exhibitor for this event.  You have the opportunity to take part in a great event and showcase your company or organization in front of a broad audience.  Contact Gloria McDonald, 708 358 0050, or illinoisrecycles@gmail.com.

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