DALLAS, TX – Alcoa has convened some 90 leaders in sustainability, packaging leadership, and recycling in Dallas, Texas for an Action to Accelerate Recycling (AAR) Summit to foster innovation and collaboration to drive higher rates for packaging recycling. Leaders of most of the soft drink and beer industry, packaging manufacturers, thought leaders on creating social change among consumers, and recycling industry experts will participate in a unique facilitated “System in the Room” event to speed up progress to attain higher recycling rates in the U.S.
“This is not just another conference on recycling,” said Beth Schmitt, director of recycling programs for Alcoa, the largest global aluminum company and one of the largest can recyclers in the world. “This summit is designed to ignite real change, driven by industry, to achieve one thing: dramatically higher recycling rates. We want to close the loop on aluminum can recycling in the U.S.”
Be on the lookout for updates here, on facebook and via Twitter (@Alcoa) during the AAR Summit (#AAR12), February 8 and 9, in Dallas, TX.