Sustainable Plastics Packaging 2012

Atlanta, Georgia
Tuesday, December 04, 2012


Finding Solutions Through the Supply Chain
December 4-5: Conference/Exhibits
Westin Atlanta Airport | Atlanta, GA

FYI, below was the planned Agenda, but this event has now been canceled.


Morning Sessions

“Next Generation Innovation”­­­
How is design and development changing in the face of increasing environmental concerns and a mixed global agenda?
• Charles Austen Angell, Founder & President, Modern Edge Inc., Chair-elect, Industrial Designers Society of America

“The Global Packaging Standard: A Cosmetic Brand Owner’s Perspective on Eliminating Waste and Implementing Effective Recycling Programs”
• Robert Combs, Project Leader, SCS Production Services – Packaging, Burt’s Bees

“A Materials Major’s Insight: Working with Processors to Achieve True Sustainability with DPET”
Joe Barenberg, COO, Octal

“Effectively Combining Packaging Innovation & Sustainability”
Dr. Joseph Hotchkiss, Dir. – Ctr. For Packaging Innovation & Sustainability, Michigan State University

Afternoon Sessions

“Using Social Media to Spread the Plastics Sustainability Message”
Michael Brown, Owner, Packaging 2.0     (INVITED)
Chandler Slavin, Sustainability Coordinator & Marketing Director, Dordan Manufacturing Co.

“Extended Producer Responsibility from the Perspective of an NGO”
• Conrad MacKerron, Sr. Program Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Program, As You Sow

“Status of Recycling Infrastructure”
Lori Carson, Director of Commercial Operations, Phoenix Technologies International LLC
Jillian Conway, Director of Customer Service & Sales, NextLife

“Market Outlook on Recycling Infrastructure in the United States”
• Warren Kim, Regional Sales Manager, Next Generation Recycling Machines Inc.


Morning Sessions

“Coca-Cola’s Packaging & Sustainability Goals”
Karel Wendl, Sustainable Packaging Manager, Coca-Cola Co.

“Making Sustainable Plastic Packaging a Choice for Customers”
• Jeffrey Best, Director of Marketing, Spartech Corp.

“Best Buy’s Strategy to Reach Sustainability Goals”
Leo Raudys, Sr. Director - Environmental Sustainability, Best Buy (INVITED)

Afternoon Sessions

“Energy Recovery: Importance, Initiatives and Involvement”
• Jeff Wooster, Global Sustainability Leader, Performance Packaging, Dow Chemical Co.

“Update on the Fight Against Bag Bans”
• Mark Daniels, VP - Sustainability & Environmental Policy, Hilex Poly Co. LLC

“Collaboration Between a University and a Moldmaker Under a USDA-funded Program”
• Jeff Cooper, Engineering Manager, R&D/Leverage
David Grewell, Associate Professor of Agricultural & Biosystems engineering, Iowa State University



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