• ISRI Spotlight on Plastics & Briefing on Basel Convention

    The global plastics and petrochemical markets continue to be negatively impacted by the productivity and economic downturn caused by COVID-19, especially in the oil & gas sector. The continued public attention on plastic consumption and concerns raised at international forums about EOL plastic trade has also become an issue. This two-panel virtual event features leading experts providing an outlook on the primary plastic and plastic scrap markets, as well as U.S. Government officials sharing details on compliance requirements for the Basel Convention's new plastic scrap trade regime that will be implemented in 2021. Panel 1 Presenters:  Dr. Thomas K. Swift, American Chemistry Council; Scott Saunders, KW Plastics Moderator: Sunil Bagaria, President of GDB International & ISRI Plastics Division Chair Panel 2 Presenters: John Thompson, U.S. Department of State; Rick Picardi, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Moderator: Adina Renee Adler, ISRI

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