April 21 | SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS MANAGEMENT WEBINAR – Recycled Plastics Commodities Markets Update

Tuesday April 21, 2020 / 1:30 – 2:45 PM EST

Presenter: Kate Eagles, Program Director,  Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR)

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Kate Eagles

Plastics recycling industry expert, Kate Eagles, will provide an update on recycled plastics in the U.S., to include updates on collection, markets, and recent challenges. The session will also include brief descriptions of APR’s programs that directly pertain to plastics recycling, as well as recent activities and communications on the impacts of the Coronavirus.

Presenter Biography

Kate Eagles serves as Program Director for the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry. Her focus includes addressing container and component designs that adversely impact the U.S. plastic recycling stream, as defined through the APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recyclability; recycled plastics’ market development; and recycled material collection and markets analyses.platics

Kate has worked in plastics recycling since 2005, including 10 years at the plastics recycling consultancy, Moore Recycling Associates. During this time, she served in various management and communication roles for the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), the trade association for the PET plastic packaging industry in North America. Specific focus areas included the recycled PET supply chain, the domestic PET reclamation industry, recycled plastic material markets, and related analyses and reporting.

Before making the move to plastics recycling, Kate worked in a variety of food and beverage marketing and public relations roles; she brings this communications interest to her work in plastics recycling with articles published in Resource Recycling, Recycling Today, and SPE Thermoforming Quarterly magazines. Kate lives and works in northern California.

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