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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 June Open Forum - PLA recovery and recycling pilot project at the University of Wisconsin


Wednesday, June 13, 2012
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

This presentation will describe a pilot project to establish a separate waste stream collection and chemical recycling of post-consumer food serviceware from multiple outlets on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus. 

Dr. Paul Fowler, Executive Director, Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology

The Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology was launched in September 2010 as a cross-campus initiative to work with its professors and staff to develop new, clean products and processes and bring them to market. Major programs of work revolve around the research and development of next generation biofuels and materials to assist the State economically. The institute works with a cross section of regional companies ranging from paper makers,  to food processors,  to plastics manufacturers, to home and personal care businesses.

Paul is from England and has fifteen years of experience in contract research and development of new products and opportunities from bio-based materials. He has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and extensive knowledge of bio-based, renewable materials and applications. During his career he has worked in Switzerland, New Zealand, Wales and now Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Paul is networking with public- and private-sector organizations and companies throughout the United States to develop new sustainable technologies with commercial applications to benefit the economy and the environment.

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.