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J. Scott Saunders

J. Scott Saunders

General Manager, KW Plastics

Scott has almost 40 years of experience in the recycling industry and over 29 years’ experience in Plastics Recycling. He is General Manager of KW Plastics, Recycling Division headquartered in Troy, Alabama. KW is the largest recycler of HDPE and PP in North America and processes in excess of 500 million pounds annually of HDPE (#2) and PP (#5) scrap material streams into Recycled Plastic Resin. KW supplies blow molding and injection molding customers throughout North America with high quality recycled HDPE and PP. Scott has been active in The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) since 2000 serving on the Supply Committee, Market Development Committee, APR Board of Directors, Chairman of the APR board in 2010-2011 & 2014-2018, Vice Chairman of the APR Board in 2012-2013 and is a current APR board member. Scott joined ISRI in 2018 and became Chair of the Plastics Division in 2022

All Sessions by J. Scott Saunders

Day 5 – April 19 April 19, 2023
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Understanding the Role of Chemical Recycling in the Recycling World

Meeting Room 201 AB: Level 2

Track: Markets and Global Trade 🛈Topics specific to products that come out of a recycling facility that can be sold as products or feedstock; ferrous metals; nonferrous metals (aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, tin, and precious metals); stainless steel and high-temperature alloys; plastics; recovered fiber (paper, corrugated, cartons); tires/rubber; electronics; glass; textiles; residential recyclers and materials recovery facilities; Basel Convention; OECD; import/export; and tariffs.
In order to meet demand for recycling hard-to-recycle plastics major companies are committing billions of dollars of investments into chemical recycling. While this industry is still in its infancy, it's important to understand how chemical recycling can effectively coexist with mechanical recycling. In this session, attendees will hear from two companies that are exploring this issue and what they see for the future of the industries.