April 2-4 | New Orleans, LA

Less Carbon with Better Packaging

Thank you to all of our attendees, sponsors, partners, vendors and staff for being part of an invigorating and impactful SPC Impact 2024 in New Orleans. The breadth of knowledge, shared experiences, and viewpoints on display was astounding. As we came together with the common goal of achieving Less Carbon with Better Packaging, insights from across the supply chain filled us with hope and actionable takeaways.Embracing collaboration at scale, driving behavior change, and ensuring everyone has a seat at the table is the only way we can truly tackle the challenges of climate change impacting our everyday lives.

SPC Impact 2024 By the Numbers

Speaker Spotlight


Award Winning Journalist

Oliver Franklin-Wallis

Author of Wasteland

Systemic Impact Strategies

Molly Kawahata


Ogilvy Growth and Innovation

Dan Bennett

Consulting Partner, UK Lead

Earth Hacks

Sanjana Paul

CoFounder and Executive Director


Ezinne Okoro

Global Chief Client & Culture Strategy Officer

Seattle Public Utilities, City of Seattle

McKenna Morrigan

Strategic Advisor, Waste Prevention and Product Stewardship

The Recycling Partnership

Keefe Harrison


The Descendants Project

Jo Banner


City of New Orleans

Daniel Jatres

Infrastructure Projects Administrator

Can Manufacturers Institute

Scott Breen

Vice President of Sustainability

Grounds Krewe

Brett Davis

Founding Director

New Orleans & Company

Kevin Ferguson

Vice President of External Affairs

NOLA Ready

Anna Nguyen

Public Engagement Director

Plastics Industry Association

Charlotte Dreizen

Director Sustainability and Environment

Mars, Inc.

Allison Lin

SPC Executive Committee


Dr. Shannon Bouton

President & CEO


David Clark

VP Sustainability

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Mark Buckley

Strategic Design Manager


Sophie Walker

CEO and Co-Founder

Danone North America

Sam Harrington

Director of Packaging Sustainability, R&I

Clemson University

Dr. Andrew Hurley

Associate Professor, Packaging Science and Director of Entrepreneurship

Indigo Packaging & Consulting, LLC

Camille Corr Chism


Event Highlights


Down by the River Bike Tour

Down by the River is a guided group bike ride along River Road in St. Charles Parish. It brings you face to face with two powerful forces in Louisiana: the environmental justice movement and local African-American history. It is an evolution of what has traditionally been called a “”toxic tour””–a drive-by of polluting sites like dumps, refineries, and chemical plants. Down by the River transforms a litany of depressing sites into powerful beacons of resistance, a lens through which the past and present are applied to today’s environmental movement. Bicycles and helmets are provided. Participants cycle mostly on the levee, next to the Mississippi River, stopping at six historically relevant sites. Co-led by a community organizer from a local grassroots group and the Bike Ride Manager of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana HQ

Louisiana’s coastal land loss is having dramatic effects on the nation’s energy, navigation and fisheries interests. It’s also devastating the communities of south Louisiana and the families who have called this place home for generations. CRCL works at the state, local and federal levels to ensure that restoring and protecting coastal Louisiana are top priorities for our state and the nation.

Glass Half Full

Like most good things, it started with a bottle of wine…
As seniors at Tulane University in 2020, we were disappointed and frustrated with the lack of glass recycling in New Orleans. One night, over a bottle of wine that we knew would end up at the landfill unless we did something about it, we hatched a plan to combat this problem. Specifically, we wanted a system that was transparent, accessible, and most importantly, actually recycled glass into something functional. Instead of trying to take on the task of reforming the current system, we decided to look at the ‘glass half full’ by implementing our own grassroots glass recycling program.

Evening Socials

Faubourg Brewery Sponsored by Amcor

Hosted by Amcor, SPC Impact’s Evening Social will be hosted at Faubourgh Brewery, New Orleans oldest working brewery. Enjoy delicious beers, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and an expansive outdoor space with bocce ball, disc-golf and more whilst networking with your fellow attendees. RSVPs are required and will open closer to the event.

Port Orleans Brewery Sponsored by UPM Raflatac

Hosted by UPM Raflatac, this SPC Impact Evening Social will be hosted at Port Orleans Brewery, one of the newer members to the New Orleans Craft Brewing family. Sip on spectacular beers, enjoy tasty bites, tour the brewery, and connect with your fellow attendees! RSVPs are required and will open closer to the event.