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Sustainability in Packaging US 2021 | March 10-12, 2021

Offering attendees an unparallelled mix of actionable insights, collaborative case studies, and leading panel discussions centered around the hottest topics, latest trends, and emerging developments in the sustainable packaging marketplace, this year's conference program will explore session topics including:

  • We Can’t Do It Alone – Collaboration Case Studies on Challenges, Turning Initiatives into a Reality, and Future Solution
  • How Should We Design for Sustainability?
  • Influencing a Sustainable Shift 
  • What is Sustainability Anyway? Addressing Certification and Labeling Challenges
  • Design for Recycling
  • Why Sustainability is Good for Business
  • The Future of {Sustainable} Packaging – What Will Packaging Look Like for the Next 5-10 Years
  • The Circular Economy and Sustainability Commitments
  • Packaging Innovation – How Companies Are Changing Their Packaging for the Future
  • Carbon Footprint Concerns
  • Policy Driving Change Around the World

A Preview of Featured Panel Discussions Confirmed for 2021:

Panel: Policy – COVID, The Future of Recycling and Sustainable Packaging
Description to come.

Confirmed Panelists Include:

Nina Butler, CEO, More Recycling
Meghan Stasz, Vice President of Packaging and Sustainability, Consumer Brands Association

Panel: Corporate Sustainability Commitments
The impact of COVID has caused 2025/2030 Sustainability Goals to take a hit. This panel will give an update on how they are progressing, what they have learned along the way, and what to consider before making big decisions.

Panelists to be announced.

Panel: Cost of Creating Sustainable Packaging
Description to come.

Confirmed Panelists Include:

Oliver Campbell, Director Procurement, Packaging Engineering, Dell 

Panel: Packaging Challenges in Fashion and B2C Subscription Based Goods
A closer look at alternatives to polybags – are compostable bags a potential solution?
What are the systems implications/requirements for a shift away from polybags?
What sustainable solutions are companies using?
How about reusable shipping packaging solutions – are they feasible?

Confirmed Panelists Include:

Mitch Barlas, President, North America, RePack

Panel: Industrial Composters
What are some of the environmental benefits of composting that would be helpful for the audience to know about?
What are the benefits to accepting compostable packaging?
What are some of the challenges to accepting compostable packaging?
When companies design packaging for the solid waste system, what are important things they need to know and understand?

Confirmed Panelists Include:

Susan Thoman, Principal and Managing Director, Composter Manufacturing Alliance, LLC
Kylie Johnson, Green Learning Station Coordinator, Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati 

Confirmed Panelists Include:

Panelists confirmed to present at Sustainability in Packaging US 2021