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NOVEMBER 13-16, 2023
New Orleans, LA
The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel
Redefining Absorbent Hygiene: Navigating Consumer Voice, Sustainable Innovations, and the Circular Economy
Tuesday, November 14
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Increasing Plastics Circularity for the Hygiene Segment Through Advanced Recycling

Advanced Recycling is a necessary complement to ongoing mechanical recycling efforts to expand the lifecycle of plastics and can dramatically reduce the amount of plastic waste sent to landfills. Pyrolysis-based advanced recycling can address a broad range of hard-to-recycle plastics, such as mixed polyolefins streams, such as those found in diapers and other hygiene products, which can be converted into their molecular building blocks are used to create new circular, virgin-quality plastics, again and again.

Nexus Circular develops new pathways to accelerate plastic recycling so that the environment can thrive. The company is blazing new trails in the recycling space and operates one of the largest commercial advanced recycling plants in the world. Nexus works with sustainability-minded manufacturers, brands, recycling organizations, and other stakeholders across the plastics supply chain to secure hard-to-recycle plastics that would otherwise be thrown away and put into a landfill, reducing the potential of leakage of these plastics into the environment. Our supply partnerships enable companies to meet their sustainability, waste reduction and zero-waste-to-landfill goals, offsetting landfill costs and tipping fees, which represent a win-win-win for our supply partners, Nexus, and the environment. 


» Christy Sapp

Strategic Feedstock Sourcing Director, Nexus Circular


Christy brings 15 years of sales, marketing, and business development experience in the specialty chemical industry to her role as Strategic Feedstock Sourcing Director at Nexus.

Christy is developing and executing multi-dimensional national feedstock sourcing strategies to secure post-use plastic scrap from resin producers, plastic converters and the hygiene / healthcare segment, diverting hard-to-recycle materials from landfill to Nexus Circular’s advanced recycling solution.

Christy holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has spent her entire career in the sustainability and recycling sectors. She began working at Pinova in Brunswick as a technical service chemist for bio-derived resins, progressing to global account management and business development roles and collaborating directly with a number of Fortune 500 companies, as Pinova was acquired by DRT and then Firmenich. Prior to joining Nexus, Christy also directed Global Business Development for GreenMantra Technologies, a Canadian advanced recycler, creating new markets and applications for their specialty waxes derived from recycled plastics.