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Robert Flores

Robert Flores

Vice President of Sustainability, Berry Global

Robert Flores is Vice President of Sustainability at Berry Global. Flores leads execution of the company’s ambitious Impact 2025 sustainability strategy. This strategy includes 100% of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable and have an average of 10% recycled content by 2025. As a long-time sustainability professional and plastics expert, Flores has worked with local, national, and global organizations, including the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Alliance to End Plastic Waste, and Association of Plastic Recyclers, to foster a circular economy.

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Day 5 – March 23 March 23, 2022
11:45 am - 12:45 pm

MRF Innovations and Collaborative Financing Models to Strengthen Recycling Infrastructure

Breakers H-I

MRFs across the country are innovating operations. Learn from the first city in Indiana to deploy an AI-guided robotic sorting system in a single-stream recycling facility, made possible through an investment by both public and private entities. This investment increased the volume of high-quality resin available for new packaging based on material recycled locally and extended the lifecycle of plastics. Gain perspective on how technology and collaborative partnerships like these help strengthen recycling infrastructure, and how this model can be replicated in your community.