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Sustainability in Packaging US

March 8-10, 2023
Swissotel Chicago

Join us in Making Sustainable Packaging a Commercial Reality!

Returning to Swissotel ChicagoSustainability in Packaging US will take place March 8-10, 2023, to deliver timely updates and firsthand industry insights into the emerging developments, notable market trends, and cutting-edge packaging solutions that are steering the supply chain towards an increasingly circular economy and more sustainable future.

Uniting the entire packaging value chain, including brand owners, retailers, packaging converters, manufacturers, suppliers, recyclers, and more, Sustainability in Packaging US is designed to facilitate industry collaboration, support the sharing of ideas, explore innovative solutions, and deliver upon the collective promise of increased sustainability within the packaging industry.


Join us as we Make Sustainable Packaging a Commercial Reality. Registration for the 2023 event is open! Confirm your place at the Standard pricing rate expiring on Friday, February 24, 2023.

With three workshops, two tours, and two days of general sessions, this year's event can't afford to be missed by anyone in the industry.


Thank you to Ink Factory Studio and our 2022 visual note taking sponsor UPM Raflatac. Click here to learn more about sponsoring in 2023.

Sustainability in Packaging US Conference

"The conference itself is a great source of information.  In a lot of ways, it is like a state of the union, in terms of where we are globally with sustainability."
 INX International

2023 Speakers and Panelists

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Cassie Huang - Environmental Defense Fund

Cassie Huang

Project Manager, Consumer Health, EDF+Business at Environmental Defense Fund
Lukas Hoex - South Pole

Lukas Hoex

Associate Director Circular Economy at South Pole
Melissa Seburg  - H.B. Fuller

Melissa Seburg

NA Marketing Specialist-Packaging Makers, ACS, Envelope at H.B. Fuller
Carlos Ludlow-Palafox - Enval

Carlos Ludlow-Palafox

CEO at Enval
Brent Ostrowski - Recycle Across America

Brent Ostrowski

Chairman of RAA Board of Directors at Recycle Across America
Ashley Elzinga - Foodservice Packaging Institute

Ashley Elzinga

Director of Sustainability & Outreach at Foodservice Packaging Institute

2023 Agenda

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Advanced Recycling Workshop
Opening Remarks
Networking Break
Closing Remarks
How Does Design for Circularity Link with Actual End-of-Life Workshop
Opening Remarks
Networking Break
Closing Remarks
Innovative Packaging and the Circular Economy Workshop
Opening Remarks
Networking Break
Closing Remarks
Registration and Welcome Breakfast
State of the Packaging Industry – Where is Sustainability Going?
MRFs and Recycling
Alternative Materials, Recycling and Compostability
Packaging Innovation – What is next?
Zero Waste and the Circular Economy
Evening Networking Reception
How to Engage at the National Scale for Regulations
Industry Trends Around Recyclable Packaging and Striving for Sustainability
Standardizing Recycling Requirements
Evening Networking Reception
Registration and Breakfast
Innovative Uses for Mixed Materials
Building Sustainability from Within
Working Together as an Industry
Closing Remarks

2023 Sponsors & Exhibitors

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Better Packaging Co.
BiOrigin Specialty Products
Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc.

2023 Advisory Board

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Dylan Layfield - TerraCycle

Dylan Layfield

VP, Material Sales & RecyclingVP, Material Sales & Recycling at TerraCycle
Ashley Leidolf - Dow

Ashley Leidolf

Sr. Marketing Manager, Value Chain and Sustainable Packaging at Dow
Scott Byrne - Sonoco

Scott Byrne

Assistant Director, Global Sustainability at Sonoco
Jennifer McCracken - tms, a HAVI company

Jennifer McCracken

Director of Sustainability at tms, a HAVI company
Sameer Talsania - PepsiCo

Sameer Talsania

Director | R&D External Innovation at PepsiCo
Richard McNabb - Church and Dwight Co., Inc.

Richard McNabb

Global Director of Packaging at Church and Dwight Co., Inc.

"Excellent for presentations, networking, and information from exhibitors." - Digimarc Corporation