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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 Open Forum - The State of Sustainable Packaging - February


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

11 a.m. - Noon EST

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Sustainable Packaging: What's Hot? What's Not? 

Packaging Digest Executive Editor Lisa Pierce and SPC Senior Manager Adam Gendell will present an overview and analysis of a recent far-reaching industry survey on sustainable packaging. Attendees will learn about emerging trends, directions, and hotspots in sustainable packaging, including industry opinions on roadblocks, the role of marketing claims, and sustainable packaging strategies. Registration is available exclusively to current SPC members.

Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor, Packaging Digest

Veteran packaging journalist Lisa McTigue Pierce is the Executive Editor of Packaging Digest, “The Voice of the Packaging Community.”

Pierce joined UBM as Editor of Packaging Digest magazine in 2010 and was promoted to Executive Editor in 2012. She started her packaging media career in 1982 with Package Engineering magazine, a Cahners publication which subsequently changed its name to Packaging. Eleven years and seven promotions later, she resigned as Senior Editor to lead Food & Drug Packaging as its Editor when the magazine was bought by Independent Publishing in 1993. She was promoted to Editor-in-Chief in 1997 and took on the added role of Editorial Director for sister publication Flexible Packaging in 2008 (the same year that Food & Drug Packagingchanged its name to Food & Beverage Packaging).

Adam Gendell, Senior Manager, Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Adam Gendell is a Senior Manager at GreenBlue where he works primarily on GreenBlue’s flagship project the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Adam‘s work with the packaging value chain touches on goal-setting, design considerations, and stakeholder engagement. Adam has developed and delivered training seminars for hundreds of packaging professionals, including the Coalition’s Fall conference SPC Advance. Since joining GreenBlue in 2010 he has brought together stakeholder groups to lead work on topics ranging from life-cycle-oriented design to substantiation data for FTC-compliant recyclability claims. Most recently, Adam spearheaded a collaboration between packaging trade associations, recycling-focused NGOs, and government agencies to conduct a robust nationwide study on consumer access to recycling systems.He coordinates several Industry Leadership Committees and is a frequent speaker and writer on sustainability topics. In 2013 Adam served on the PAC NEXT Leadership Council.