A special thank you to the Summit for Recycling Host Committee:
Registration coming soon
Westin Snowmass Resort
100 Elbert Lane
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
CAFR has secured a conference rate of $135/night at the Westin, including three days prior to and after the conference. Make your reservation before May 11.
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The Colorado Association for Recycling’s annual recycling Summit is a dynamic conference and exhibition that brings together the state's recycling professionals and individuals dedicated to the principles of recycling, waste prevention and composting. The agenda is complete with educational sessions, a variety of presenters, business partner showcase, site tours, recycling awards, silent auction, and fun networking events. The 2018 Summit is the 29th year of the conference!
"Who needs China's markets? Creating solutions in Colorado"
In 2016 China imported 45 million tons of scrap metal, waste paper and plastic, together worth more than $18 billion. But that trend may soon change.
China announced in 2013 "Operation Green Fence", a campaign to block imports of illegal and low-quality waste through improved inspections of container ships. In February 2017 Chinese customs officials announced "National Sword," an initiative aimed at reducing illegal shipments of industrial and electronic waste. Most recently China announced that imports of recyclables – those that are not outright banned by a separate restriction – will need to meet increased quality standards. Incoming loads will be allowed no more than 0.5 percent contamination.
The potential upheaval in global markets presents an opportunity for the U.S. and Colorado recyclers to improve their material quality and to create local markets that will boost our local economies.
Through focused round-table sessions, 2018 Summit for Recycling attendees will be actively involved in creating solutions in Colorado. We will explore advancements in infrastructure, end-market development, and policies in waste reduction, recovery, and diversion.
I was very surprised at the large quantity of information and how much I learned.
This is my 10th year attending the Summit and this was easily one of the best conferences! Great content in the presentation.
Great Conference! I learned a lot and made some great contacts.