SustPack 2017 Conference Day 3
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Opening Keynote: Unpacking the journey
Jennifer Idol | Owner of The Underwater Designer
How does a designer and underwater photographer transform into a conservation artist? By following her passion, Jennifer Idol used her communication skills to undertake an endeavor that helps us see how our national underwater world is a treasure we should care for and protect. In her quest, she became the first woman to dive all 50 states and learned key concepts for how we can improve our impact on underwater resources. She designed a book that includes 561 of her images from the journey.
Supply Chain Sustainability: Inputs, Outputs and Impacts, a Panel Conversation
Panelists include: Intel, Nike, Footprint US and ISTA
Packaging Preventing Food Waste, the role and value of Compostable Packaging
Value of Compostable Packaging
Sustainable Packaging Coalition, GreenBlue
Jessica Weninger, New Product Development Engineering Manager, Reynolds Consumer Products
Growing Composting Options for Compostable Packaging
Lynn Dyer, President, Foodservice Packaging Institute
The evolution of the Compost Manufacturing Alliance, the emergence of composter field validation for compostable products, and collaboration with the food service packaging industry to address mutual industry challenges.
Susan Thoman, Compost Manufacturing Alliance
Morning Networking Break
Global Perspectives on Food Waste and Packaging
Daniel Daggett | Executive Director, Sustainability of Sealed Air
Food waste is recognized as one of the biggest sustainability challenges the world faces today, with social, environmental, and economic dimensions that must be addressed. Further complicating the food waste issue are differences by food type, region, and supply chain stage, which highlight the need for multiple solutions. This presentation will explore where packaging plays a role and how that varies by food, region, and supply chain. New food waste data is identifying critical needs that only packaging and consumer education can address.
Packaging Mitigating Food Waste, A Panel Conversation
Panelists include the US EPA, Integrated Waste Management, WWF, OpenIDEO, Tetra Pak and CMI
SPC Members Lunch
An Introduction to ASTRX, A Joint Project of The Recycling Partnership and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Learn about ASTRX – Applying Systems Thinking to Recycling, a new initiative to map barriers and opportunities in the recycling system and then identify tactics to increase recyclability and recovery of materials. In this session, SPC and The Recycling Partnership will describe ASTRX, share the project’s progress to date and discuss our plans for the future.
Building Trust in Recycling
Moderated by GreenBlue. Panelists Include: Waste Management and The Recycling Partnership
Point- Counterpoint Panel: The tension between recycling right or recycling the things consumer want us to recycle? Recycle everything? Only the things with the most environmental benefit? Only the things most cost effective?
Moderator: Adam Gendell, Associate Director Sustainable Packaging Coalition, GreenBlue
SustPack 2017 Closing Remarks