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.


Essentials of Sustainable Packaging: Chicago

April 11, 2013
Downers Grove, IL
8 am to 5 pm

The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging offers a comprehensive introduction to sustainability considerations that apply to the entire packaging life cycle: material sourcing, packaging design, manufacturing, transport, and recovery/disposal.

Through this one-day seminar, packaging professionals and corporate sustainability decision-makers will learn about the essential sustainability considerations for packaging and the strategies needed to create packaging that is beneficial for people and the planet. Using real world examples and interactive discussions, attendees will learn how a holistic view of sustainability applies to their packaging operations.

Though HAVI is our host, the seminar will not be specific to foodservice.

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Please register as soon as possible to guarantee a spot in the upcoming ESP!

SPC Members: $650

Nonmembers: $995


HAVI Global Solutions
3075 Highland Parkway, Suite 200
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Recommended Hotel:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Oak Brook

1909 Spring Road, Oak Brook, Illinois, 60523, USA 1-630-472-6000



Anne Bedarf, Senior Manager

Anne Bedarf joined GreenBlue in September 2007 as a Project Manager for the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and is now a Senior Manager. Anne leads the SPC's How2Recycle Label Project, and also manages and teaches the Essentials of Sustainable Packaging curriculum. 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.


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 and manages communications for the How2Recycle Label. 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.