Jumpstart: Sustainable Packaging and Processing Landscape

Monday, November 9 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada)

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Title: Jumpstart: Sustainable Packaging and Processing Landscape


The drive to a more sustainable industry never rests. Learn the latest on the circular economy from Loop, see real-world examples of recycled packaging at work with brands like Annie’s Organic, Smithfield and B&G, decide for yourself if Syngas can be the solution recycling has been searching for and much more.


Sustainability Overview & Trends:

  • Sustainability Trends for Brands Aiming at a Post-Pandemic Consumer, presented by Euromonitor
  • Sustainability Quick Hits: Compostability, Reusability, Recyclability, and Plant-Based Polymers, by PackHub’s Paul Jenkins with Packaging World’s Matt Reynolds
  • Paper Bottles as a Practical, Commercialized Reality, by Packaging World’s Pat Reynolds

Process-side Sustainable Practices:

  • How are Food Brands Employing Sustainable Practices? by Bill Gill, Smithfield, with ProFood World’s Joyce Fassl

Circular Economy:

  • A Platform and a Brand Talk Durable, Returnable Package, by Loop’s Tom Szaky & 7th Generation’s Kelly Murosky, with Packaging World’s Matt Reynolds

Recycled Packaging Materials: Sourcing and Application

  • How Annie’s Made Recycled Films Work, by General Mills/Annie’s Organic’s Pat Keenan, with Packaging World’s Matt Reynolds

New Materials & Recyclability Profile:

  • Positives and Tradeoffs to Monolayer Films, Brian Stepowany from B&G Foods, with Packaging World’s Matt Reynolds

Compostable Packaging:

  • A Leap Forward in Compostable Packaging, by Jane Franch from Numi Organic Tea, with Packaging World’s Pat Reynolds

Molecular and chemical circularity:

  • Syngas Plasma Gasification: a Step Toward the Circular Economy, by Bruce Welt, PhD, University of Florida, and Mike Ferrari, formerly P&G, with Packaging World’s Matt Reynolds

Type: Jumpstart