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. Attendees will be able to interact with the Innovation Fair exhibitors during a dedicated time on November 16, 2020.

The America Recycles: Summit brings together all organizations and individuals who are interested in making a difference in recycling in the United States. On November 17, 2020, 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 virtual exhibit halls for the Innovation Fair exhibitors. Booth representatives will be available from 1:00 - 5:00pm ET on November 16 to answer your questions via instant message, video, and audio chat. You can access the booths anytime starting at 9:00am ET on November 16.
Please click on the Login button in the upper right corner of this website. To login, you will need the password you created and the email address you used to register for the conference. If you forgot your password, you can select "Forgot Password?" after selecting "Login".
Please click on the text that reads “Agenda.” This will lead you to the different sessions available.
This is an online 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.
Learn about exhibitors and exciting recycling innovations and technologies; interact with exhibitors; and explore information in the booths and auditorium. During the live Innovation Fair, from 1:00 - 5:00pm ET on November 16, you can instant message, audio, or video chat with booth representatives. During the Summit, on November 17 from 1:00 - 5:00pm ET, you can attend the live panel sessions and ask speakers questions.
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.
When you registered, you created a password associated with your email address. If you forgot that password, you may reset your password by clicking the green Login button and selecting "Forgot Password?".
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.
Yes. Closed captioning can be viewed in all Summit sessions. When you join a session from the virtual auditorium, click “Closed Caption” at the bottom of your Zoom menu bar to start viewing closed captioning.  You will also have the option to open a new window and view captioning through StreamText.