Time: 11:20am-12:45pm, October 27th, U.S. Eastern Standard Time
Vice President, GLE Scrap Metal
Bio：Thomas Tan received MBA degree from Auburn University. He is currently working as Vice President of GLE Group and leading GLE Scrap Metal Trading company, which has been nominated in the 2020 finalist for the S&P Global Platts Global Metal Awards. His research areas focus on global scrap recycle, recycling materials supply chain and CV recycling material recognition.
Challenging in Today’s Global Recycling Industry
Metal scrap recycling industry is currently widely integrated in socioeconomic system including secondary metal commodity trading, residential and industry waste recovery and reuse, and environmental protection. While metal scrap recycling delivers the most basic needs to ensure social functioning, it comes at the cost of high society cost due to its primitive mode of operation. Accordingly, technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and big data, that enable efficient recycling of metal scrap to improve the recovery ratio of renewable scrap sources without sacrificing natural environment or increasing social operation cost are critical to the all-round upgrade of metal scrap recycling in modern society.