July 20-21, 2022 | Montreal, QC

 Delivering Sustainable Packaging Goals

Our summer event, SPC Engage 2022 will be hosted in beautiful Montreal on July 20-21, 2022. The consumer goods, retail and packaging industries have made public sustainable packaging commitments in the forms of goals and statements of support aimed at improving packaging sustainability, materials recovery, responsible sourcing, material efficiency, net zero carbon emissions and safe and circular materials. This deep dive event will be centered around the delivery of those sustainable packaging goals set forth by brands, retailers and packaging manufacturers. Our program will include sessions on topics such as:

  • Goal Mapping + Setting
  • Navigating the New
  • Essentials for a Successful Goals Strategy: Metrics + Data + Transparency + Clear Targets
  • Matching Companies Values to Goals
  • Navigating, Adapting and Learning: Tradeoffs + Conflicting Goals + Unmet Goals
  • Collective Commitments, Partnerships and Policy
  • Sustainability Metrics, Tools and Certifications

SPC Engage 2022 By the Numbers

Speaker Spotlight



Dr. Jeff Su

Managing Director

The Recycling Partnership

Adam Gendell

Director of Circular Ventures

The Creative School, Toronto Metropolitan University

Dr. Jay Park

Assistant Professor, Sustainable Packaging Research Lab

Clemson University

Dr. Andrew Hurley

SPC Executive Committee

CTO Bottle Consortium

Dr. Katrina Knauer

Project Manager, NREL

Anthesis Group

Frances Mazur-Batistoni

Senior Consultant

Eco Enterprises Quebec (EEQ)

Maryse Vermette

President and CEO


Gayle Chong

Associate Director


Diana Farmer

Action Manager – Corporate Engagement


Julian Bopp

Sustainability Consultant

AMP Robotics

Chris Wirth


Event Highlights

Tour | Rolland, Sustana’s Sustainable Recycled Paper Mill
We will visit the Rolland paper mill located in Saint-Jerome, a short drive from downtown Montréal, which has 3 state-of-the art paper machines and processes 160,000+ tons of paper a year. Rolland Paper, is bringing paper products full circle as North America’s leading manufacturer of sustainable recycled commercial paper and security paper. An undisputed environmental steward, our products are made of post-consumer recycled fiber and processed chlorine-free. Our manufacturing facility is powered by renewable energy – primarily biogas – captured from landfill waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. With a focus on quality, performance and innovation, Rolland Paper’s production meets the highest sustainability standards and our 100% recycled Rolland Enviro® line has the smallest environmental footprint in the North American industry and is made from Sustana Fiber Envirolife® fibers.

Tour | TC Transcontinental Recycling Plant and Packaging Plant
Discover the behind-the-scenes of plastic recycling and post-consumer resin production at TC Transcontinental Packaging’s recycling facility. The LDPE post-commercial and post-consumer resin they produce has been tested and certified by the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR), endorsed by SCS Global Services as 100% post-consumer recycled content. Also, the facility conforms to the SCS Recycling Program Standard for efficiently processing post-consumer waste material for landfill diversion and incorporate it as post-consumer recycled content. Finally, learn how and why the company decided to integrate the recycling of plastic waste as part of their packaging production chain.
Following the visit of TC Transcontinental Packaging’s recycling facility, you will get the chance to visit one of its packaging plant. You’ll get an inside look at how the company blends art, science and technology to create the optimal packaging. You will learn more about the processes of prepress, lamination, printing and converting to bags and pouches for a variety of industries such as snacks, frozen food and beverage.

Evening Mixer | Les Enfants Terribles, sponsored by TC Transcontinental Packaging
SPC Engage event attendees will get a chance to enjoy a drinks and nibbles reception at Les Enfants Terribles, located across the street from the Fairmont at Place Ville Marie, a business campus and destination in Montreal. Located on the top floor and with incredible panoramic views of the city, the restaurant Les Enfants Terribles has reimagined Montreal’s cuisine by focusing on gastronomic restoration in a modern, urban environment.