Latest Past Events

Plastic Bag Recycling: The Obaggo Journey

  Dave New, founder of Obaggo Recycling, will tell the story of his journey to bring a novel plastic bag recycling solution to the mass market. He will discuss the genesis of the idea, the trials and tribulations of prototype development, and the epic search for project support and funding. A fundamentally entrepreneurial story, Dave will talk about the world of start-up accelerators, b-plan competitions, and how he navigated a vast landscape of stakeholders, cheerleaders, […]

SPE Plastics Processing Conference: The Virtual Edition

The SPE Lehigh Valley Section is organizing technical sessions for the inaugural SPE Plastics Processing and Compounding Conference 2021. Conor Carlin, SPE VP Sustainability, will deliver a keynote address about the nexus of plastics and sustainability. Though many in the plastics industry are familiar with the overwhelming benefits that polymeric materials provide, the public has become highly skeptical. And rightly so – when you see clogged rivers and dead fish, what are people supposed to […]

WEBINAR: Less is More: How to Maximize Energy Savings in Plastics Processing – Part 2

  Pam Birkel is a Program Manager and Senior Strategic Energy Management Coach at Cascade Energy. Pam provides SEM coaching for multiple utility demand-side management programs. She has led dozens of commercial and industrial SEM projects, and in so doing, has worked with hundreds of end users. Pam is an excellent communicator and problem solver, with a keen understanding of how to incorporate energy-saving changes that will contribute to a company's success.