Events Details

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 Spring Meeting 2013

Thank you for joining us at the SPC Spring Meeting 2013

You can now download the final attendee List and meeting presentations.

Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm Industry Leadership Committee Meeting (SPC Members Only)
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 8:00 am - 11:00 am Industry Leadership Committee Meeting (SPC Members Only)

11:30 pm - 5:00 pm Tours

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm An Introduction to the SPC: Reception for First-Timers

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception
Thursday, March 21, 2013 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Meeting Sessions
Friday, March 22, 2013 8:30 am - 12:45 pm Meeting Sessions

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Members Lunch and Business Meeting (SPC Members Only)

Click Here for the Full Agenda and Online Program →


Davis Street Transfer Station Davis Street Transfer Station processes 4,000 tons of materials a day with 4 state of the art processing facilities, including a brand new LEED Gold certified organics building, a single stream materials recovery facility (MRF) that houses a high-tech optical sorter using infrared light and manual sorters that separate materials with precision and speed, a construction and demolition debris MRF, and a new public area MRF where residents can drop off materials. Please take into consideration that this is a walking tour consisting of uneven surfaces, obstacles, up and down steep stairs, inclines, and elevated areas. For safety reasons, it is mandatory that attendees wear long pants and closed toed shoes.

Robert Mondavi Winery This tour follows the path of the grape from the vineyard through the cellar to the finished wine. Guests will see the inner workings of the winery and learn about winegrowing, fermentation, barrel aging and bottling. Afterwards, you will enjoy a tasting of three Robert Mondavi wines. Upon conclusion of the program, each guest will receive a gift bottle of Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley wine. Guests will also receive a 10% discount on various wines in our retail shop, Le Marche after the tour. In order to attend this tour, you will need to register and pay a fee of $75 here.

TCHO: New American Chocolate The TCHO Factory experience includes a presentation and factory tour with the most knowledgeable and entertaining chocolate experts in town, as well as an in-depth guided tasting of our flavor-driven, artisan chocolate. All aspects of the production process will be discussed, including organic and fair trade sourcing.

Keynote Speaker

Anthony Watanabe, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Innovolve Group

As an entrepreneur, advisor, and investor, Dr. Watanabe works with businesses, NGOs, and governments to help them deliver and derive value through sustainability. Since 2009, Anthony has been part of a global team travelling the world promoting the market transformation to zero energy housing. This initiative has taken his team to Brussels, Paris, Melbourne, Sao Paolo, and all over the US. In December 2011, Dr. Watanabe was invited by the International Energy Agency to present this work in Delhi, India at a workshop hosted by the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation. Anthony is currently working with his Innovolve colleagues to author climate change strategies for housing in Mexico, Peru, and Costa Rica. Innovolve created the successful Canadian Water Summit which gathers hundreds of participants annually to share stories of water challenges and innovation. In August of 2012, Anthony had the pleasure of participating in Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, receiving training on climate science and presentation skills with 1,000 other sustainability leaders from around the world. In September 2012, Anthony was appointed to Canada’s Clean50 as part of an elite group of leaders who are driving clean capitalism. In July 2013, with his family in tow, Anthony will embark on a year-long research tour around the globe. During this "family sustainability sabbatical" he will seek out examples where business practices are bringing back biodiversity. The goal of the tour is to find answers and best practices to the guiding question, "What is the business case for regeneration?"

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Industry Leadership Committee Meeting Sessions

The SPC is delighted to introduce a special opportunity for SPC members to participate in face-to-face meetings of Industry Leadership Committees. This new type of working group allows members to focus on a specific topic of interest in the packaging community and work collaboratively under the leadership of GreenBlue staff and SPC member co-chairs. All existing Member-Led Working Groups are transitioning to Industry Leadership Committees, and the SPC will introduce new group topics and open a call for participation in early 2013. All SPC members are invited to attend these working meetings to learn, network, and contribute.

*available for SPC members only.


Register Here

Attendees must register by Wednesday, March 6th to avoid a $150 late registration fee.

The registration cost is $1,250 for non-members.

SPC members receive one or two complimentary registrations, depending on membership level. Additional registrations are $895.

  • $11,000 and $6,000-level corporate members: Two complimentary attendees.
  • $2,500-level corporate members, academic institutions, and government agency members: One complimentary attendee.

To register as a member, you must log into your SPC account. Your username is your email address. If you've forgotten your password, you can have a new one emailed to you by clicking on "Forgot Password" on the homepage.

Hotel Accommodations

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco for a discounted rate of $239.00. Please make your reservation by the cut-off date of February 26 to ensure discount pricing. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can make your reservations online here or by calling 888.421.1442 and specifying that you are with GreenBlue.

Meeting Hosts

We are currently seeking ten SPC member companies to act as meeting hosts for the SPC Spring Meeting 2013. As a host, your company will be featured in all meeting promotional materials and will receive two additional complimentary registrations. For more information on becoming a host, please contact Geneva Hodges by email or by phone at 434.817.1424 ext. 304.

If you have any questions about the SPC Spring Meeting 2013, please feel free to email us.