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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.


Essentials of Sustainable Packaging: Pittsburgh

September 9, 2012
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sheraton Station Square
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Please join us for a special pre-meeting, half-day session of the SPC’s Essentials of Sustainable Packaging course, with a focus on the recovery module.

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Please register as soon as possible to guarantee a spot in the upcoming ESP at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.

SPC Members: $150

Nonmembers: $250



Anne Bedarf, Senior Manager

Anne Bedarf joined GreenBlue in September 2007 as a Project Manager for the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Anne leads the SPC’s Labeling for Recovery Project (“Restart the Cycle”) project, and also oversees the Essentials of Sustainable Packaging curriculum and the sustainable packaging Design Library. She was previously the Environmental and Safety Manager for the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority and Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority in Charlottesville, VA, where she led the implementation of an Environmental Management System at a wastewater plant, water treatment plants, and solid waste/recycling facilities. In addition, she managed a landfill bioremediation project to include groundwater and air quality monitoring. Anne has also been a Project Manager and Environmental Scientist for the Environmental Company, Inc. (TEC) as well as a Fellow with the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute. She holds a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia, with a focus on Sustainable Food System Planning, an MS in Environmental Science and Ecology from the University of Maryland, and a BA in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia. In her free time, Anne enjoys gardening, keeping chickens, and working at music festivals to implement recycling and composting. Anne is also a professional hula-hoop dancer.


Eric DesRoberts, Project Associate

Eric joined GreenBlue as a Project Associate in May 2011. He is primarily responsible for conducting technical research on packaging materials and other sustainable packaging issues for to support the growing SPC project portfolio. Eric recently completed an MS in Resource Economics and Policy at the University of Maine, where he researched the environmental impacts of potato-based bioplastic production in the state of Maine and the policy implications of its integration into packaging. Through this research, Eric gained expertise in bio-based packaging materials, Extended Producer Responsibility and Product Stewardship legislation, LCA methods, and economic modeling. Eric was also a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow at the University of Maine. In addition, Eric holds a BA in Economics from Hartwick College.


Danielle Peacock, Project Associate

Danielle joined GreenBlue in August 2011 as a Project Associate for the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. In this role, she provides research support for various SPC projects and initiatives. Prior to joining GreenBlue, Danielle earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she wrote her graduate thesis on the development of the construction and demolition recycling industry in the state of North Carolina. While in graduate school, Danielle interned with North Carolina’s non-regulatory recycling office, the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach. There she worked with local governments and businesses to develop recycling programs and markets for recycled materials, as well as evaluated results of state and local recycling policies using quantitative data analysis. Danielle also holds a BA in Political Science from North Carolina State University. Aside from her commitment to promoting the triple bottom line, Danielle enjoys traveling and being outdoors.