About the Event

The America Recycles: Innovation Fair showcases recent advances in recycling technology, product development, and materials usage. Exhibitors will share a variety of new recyclable products, goods made from recycled content, innovative education and communication methods, materials that promote more effective recycling, recycling and manufacturing research, and new technologies that are advancing recycling today and into the future. EPA’s goal is to connect customers and potential investors with recycling innovators. Ideally, the Fair will spur market development and adoption of new technologies and products that increase recycling rates and improve the recycling system.

The America Recycles: Summit brings together all organizations and individuals who are interested in making a difference in recycling in the United States. EPA will host a limited, in-person event in Washington, DC, on November 17, 2020, and will encourage broader participation virtually on this site. EPA plans to announce national recycling goals, provide an overview of its draft national recycling strategy, and facilitate engaging public and private sector discussions on advancing recycling.



November 16

9:00am ET
2020 America Recycles: Innovation Fair Agenda

Virtual Innovation Fair Hours:

Virtual exhibit booths will be available online starting at 9:00am ET on November 16

Exhibitors will be available for instant messaging at designated times during the day. Check back here for details.

November 17

1:00pm – 5:00pm ET
2020 America Recycles: Summit Agenda

Welcome and opening remarks from EPA senior leadership

Overview of draft EPA National Recycling Strategy and National Recycling Goals

Panel Discussion I: Federal Agency dialogue on implementing the National Recycling Strategy

Panel Discussion II: Stakeholder dialogue on implementing the National Recycling Strategy

Concurrent sessions on improving the U.S. Recycling System

Closing remarks by EPA


Frequently Asked Questions

The virtual events will be streamed November 16-17.
Sessions will take place in Eastern Standard Time (EST, North America).
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.
We recommend Chrome or Firefox.
All sessions will have interactive components via a chat box, Q&A with the speaker, or the ability to contact the speaker or other attendees.
Speakers will need strong high-speed internet capable of live streaming, and your computer must have a working camera and microphone for presenting.
All sessions will be available on-demand free of charge for attendees for 30 days after the event.
Virtual sessions will be recorded, archived, and made available after the meeting for attendees. If your connection does not allow you to participate live, we encourage you to access recorded sessions once they are made available.
Yes, there will be a virtual exhibit hall. There will also be dedicated times that exhibitors will be available to answer your questions and chat with you.
Please click on the Login button in the upper right corner of this website. You will need the email address you used to register for the conference. Once you input your email, you will receive an email verification link that will give you access to the virtual conference.
No, your access link is unique to you and can only be accessed using your email address.
Please click on the text that reads “Agenda.” This will lead you to the different sessions available.
Send an email to tech@vfairs.com for technical assistance.
This is an online event as well as a limited, in-person event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices. However, if you are interested in attending the Summit in person, you must indicate your preference when you register, so we can closely monitor the attendance numbers. The in-person component of the Summit is scheduled for November 17, 2020 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST in Washington, DC.
Learn about exhibitors and exciting recycling innovations and technologies; interact (via instant message) with exhibitors; and explore information in the booths and auditorium.
Absolutely. We are counting on you to invite others! Help us spread the word. You can simply share the link to this page, and they can register at their convenience.
We understand your schedule may not allow you to attend the event. This platform is also available on-demand for 30 days after the event.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Sustainable Materials Management Program leads these events to advance the state of recycling in the U.S. To learn more, visit: https://www.epa.gov/americarecycles.
EPA recognizes the uncertainty of in-person events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. EPA will notify registrants of modifications to the in-person component of the Summit as information becomes available. Be sure to register early to receive email updates.
If you have a question that wasn’t answered above, email us at eparecycles@epa.gov, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.