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Education and Outreach

As part of the SPC's education and outreach, it holds several in-person and online meetings and educational events a year. The SPC believes it will require collaboration throughout the supply chain to affect the change needed to realize sustainable packaging. As a result, the SPC continually looks for opportunities to advance its mission through participation in and hosting of conferences and meetings.


SPC January Open Forum- Engaging Offshore Suppliers in the Packaging Sustainability Dialogue


Thursday, January 19, 2012
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging is a one-day course that provides a comprehensive overview of sustainability in packaging. It has been taught in the U.S. and Canada since 2008. Now for the first time, the entire curriculum has been updated to teach in Latin America and China, where significant global production occurs. These areas are also where there is a need for understanding sustainability as related to packaging supply chains. The newly revamped course is now available in English/Spanish and English/Mandarin. The first session in México was held in November 2011, and the kick off for Hong Kong and China will occur in February 2012. Please join us for a brief introduction to the course and discuss how GreenBlue and the SPC can help facilitate and/or kick start sustainability related discussions in your overseas operations using the SPC’s Definition of Sustainable Packaging as the basis for a common language of sustainability in packaging.

Minal Mistry, GreenBlue Project Manager; Adam Gendell, GreenBlue Project Associate 

Minal is a Project Manager at GreenBlue with primary responsibilities to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. At GreenBlue, Minal brought to market COMPASS® (Comparative Packaging Assessment), an LCA-based online packaging evaluation software. He also leads the organization’s international outreach and education initiatives, with an emphasis on supply chains in Asia and Latin America, and contributes to various technical resources developed by the SPC.

Adam Gendell joined GreenBlue in early 2010 as a Project Associate and his work is primarily focused on municipal solid waste management and the suitability of packaging materials for various end-of-life scenarios. Adam most recently researched and authored the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s latest report entitled Assessing the Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biodegradation in Landfills. He is also responsible for developing and delivering the SPC’s domestic and international sustainable packaging education courses and various other tasks for the SPC, as well as performing lead research for many Advisory Services projects.

To Attend
SPC contacts from member companies are emailed the call information three weeks before the call. If you are part of a member company and would like to attend the call but did not receive the information, please contact us and we will send it to you.