Hosted by the Illinois Recycling Association and the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center and held at I-Hotel in Champaign, IL in September, 2017, this symposium offered participants a chance to meet the experts and learn industry secrets.

Speakers shared their expertise and highlighted the potential for making a difference in the future of the recycling industry. The distinguished speakers were as follows along with their titles and topic:
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
Tanner Smith, Corporate Development Analyst, Delta Plastics; Supporting Sustainable Domestic Ag Plastic Recycling
BK Sharma, Senior Research Scientist, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, division of Prairie Research Insitutue, University of Illinois at Champaign (UIUC). Fuels from Waste Through Termochemical Conversions. On-site pyrolysis (plastics to oil) demonstration.

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