Plastic Film Recycling: Achieving Zero Net Waste in Malls Webinar
Thursday, May 26th at 2:00pm – 3:30pm EST
Many prominent retail and shopping center development companies have adopted sustainability initiatives that include zero net waste goals as a central component. Recycling is essential in successful zero net waste strategies.
Plastic (polyethylene) film is a standard material used by brands and retailers for protecting products and reducing weight for more efficient shipping. However, while historically a valuable material, PE film is not yet commonly recycled by most retailers and malls. Recycling plastic film packaging (e.g., stretch film, garment and product wraps) can make a significant difference in helping your company reduce waste and achieve its sustainability objectives.
In the first of three webinars, join a panel of experts who have implemented effective programs for recycling PE film to find out how your company can benefit from such programs.
Through this webinar you'll learn:
- How one retailer is surveying mall recycling offerings and identifying opportunities to collaborate.
- Observations from a mall manager currently operating a plastic film recycling program.
- How to handle plastic film to achieve efficient collection, consolidation, and quality control to maximize market options—all critical components when scrap prices are low.
- Which tools and resources are available to help connect with potential buyers and recycling service-providers.
You'll also gain access to educational materials and best practice approaches designed to lead you through successful implementation of a film recycling program in your company.
|Analyst, Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility|
|Raymond P. Soporowski|
|Vice President, General Manager|
Simon Property Group
|Executive Vice President|
|Phillip R. Rozenski|
|Senior Director, Sustainability|
- Lauren Fields, Analyst, Sustainability & Responsibility, VF Corporation
Lauren Fields is an analyst on the corporate sustainability and responsibility team at VF corporation. Her focus is managing internet and external data collection and reporting. She works closely with the various brands and business units within the company to understand how sustainability can bring value to their respective teams and how to best capture their contribution to overall corporate sustainability performance.
- Raymond P. Soporowski, Vice President, General Manager, Simon Property Group
Ray Soporowski is the general manager of Concord Mills, a mall owned by Simon Property Group, the nation's largest owner and manager of malls. At Concord Mills, he has been responsible for all aspects of property management, including all center operations and leasing activities.
- Jon Stephens, Executive Vice President, Avangard Innovative
Jon Stephens is Executive Vice President for Avangard Innovative, where he leads their worldwide sales and trading business. An expert in the recycling field, Jon specializes in plastics and various commodities markets traded at Avangard Innovative. He has been instrumental in implementing recycling programs and sustainability initiatives for clients in the U.S., Mexico and other Latin American Markets
- Phillip R. Rozenski, Senior Director, Sustainability, NOVOLEX
Phil is the Senior Director of Sustainability for NOVOLEX, North America's leading sustainable flexible packaging manufacturer. Day to day he is responsible for guiding sustainability policy across NOVOLEX's entire product portfolio, corporate branding, public relations, government affairs and community outreach programs.
This webinar was coordinated in partnership by RILA, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), and Moore Recycling Associates.