GUANGZHOU, CHINA (Sept. 9, 10 p.m. ET) — The Replas conference is one of China’s most well-known dealing with recycled plastic, not a bad position to have in a country that’s the world’s largest import market for many types of recycled polymers. Its name has become such a prominent brand among recyclers, it seems, that a startup recycling association there has adopted the Replas name for a new series of conferences. That’s drawn the ire of a more established Chinese group that started the Replas events in 2006.
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