SPC Advance 2018

The Member Event

Sep 26, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018 Boston, MA

Program

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Sep 26th
7:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

Registration & Check In Open For The Day

Registration Desk, 4th floor
Sep 26th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

Breakfast Behind-the-Scenes Tour with Keurig Dr Pepper

This tour is FULL.

Join Keurig Dr Pepper at their offices in Burlington, MA for breakfast and a behind-the-scenes look into their Sustainability program.  With a focus on environmental responsibility, sustainable supply chains, and thriving people and communities, Keurig will share with SPC participants how and why they decided on these pillars and their goals to achieve positive impact.  www.BrewABetterWorld.com

Please be advised there is not enough time to participate in this tour and make it in time to also join the Harpoon Brewery tour.

8:00 am: Departure from Marriott Copley Place

9:00 Arrival at Keurig and start of visit/tour

11:00 am: Departure back Marriott Copley Place

12:00 pm: Estimated arrival back at Marriott Copley Place

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Sep 26th
8:00 am - 11:00 am ET

Waste Management MRF Billerica Tour

This tour is FULL.

The tour will begin with an overview of the process flow at the MRF from the time material is received and graded to the time when it is loaded on a truck as an outbound commodity. We will review some of the challenges facing us in the recycling industry today and countermeasures to ensuring that our programs are sustainable long-term. The group will then tour the facility and see the operation first hand. We will conclude with a Q&A back in the conference room.

Sturdy shoes are required, no open toes. Groups will be broken down into sets of no more than 12 people and hard hats, safety glasses, and vests will be supplied to ensure everyone is visible and protected.

8:00 am: Departure from Marriott Copley Place

9:00 am:  Estimated arrival at MRF and start of tour

10:00 am: Departure back to Marriott Copley Place

11:00 am: Estimated arrival back at Marriott Copley Place

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Sep 26th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

EREMA Tech Center Tour

This tour is FULL.

At the EREMA Tech Center in Ipswich, multiple machines are available for customers to test a wide variety of plastic materials for recycling. During the tour for SPC Advance attendees,  we will be running post-consumer plastic material and demonstrate how the process works and the kind of quality of processed pellets are achievable. Visitors will get a hands on experience from start of the process with a plastic bale, through processing and quality assessment and assurance.

8:00 am: Departure from Marriott Copley Place

9:00 am: Presentation and Visit

12:00pm: Arrival back to Marriott Copley Place

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Sep 26th
8:30 am - 11:00 am ET

Ginkgo Bioworks Tour

Headquartered in Boston’s Seaport District, Ginkgo Bioworks uses the most advanced technology on the planet–biology–to grow products instead of manufacturing them. The company’s technology platform is bringing biotechnology into consumer goods markets, enabling fragrance, cosmetic, nutrition, food, agriculture and pharmaceuticals to make better products.

The company has created Bioworks foundries that automate and scale every step in the process of organism design and allow engineers to prototype thousands of biological designs. With a new foundry built every year since 2015, Ginkgo invites you to meet their robots in the very bustling confines of Bioworks1, Bioworks2, and Bioworks3 and take a sneak peek at the soon-to-open Bioworks4.”

8:30 am: Departure from Marriott Copley Place

9:00 am Arrival at Ginkgo Bioworks and start of tour

10:30 am: Departure back to Marriott Copley Place

11:00 am: Approx return to Marriott Copley Place

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Sep 26th
8:30 am - 1:00 pm ET

Seaman Paper Tour

Visit one of the leading lightweight decorative tissue mills in the United States and learn about their “Soft Steps Forward” Sustainability initiatives. Located in Gardner, MA; Seaman Paper has been operating since 1946. The tour will explore Seaman Paper’s papermaking process and the sustainable actions that have allowed the mill to stay competitive on a global basis.

Please note, closed-toe shoes are required for this tour.

Tour will depart from hotel lobby, attendees will be bussed (with WiFi) to Seaman Paper.

8:30 am: Departure from Marriott Copley Place

10:00 am: Arrival and Coffee, start of visit and tour

11:30 am: Departure back to Marriott Copley Place

1:00 pm Arrival back at Marriott Copley Place

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Sep 26th
8:45 am - 11:00 am ET

Boston Freedom Trail Tour

Boston’s historic center may be small, but it packs in so much history. From an experiment in Puritan exclusiveness to an inclusive modern metropolis, every street, corner and building whispers stories of the past. The Boston Massacre and the original Tea Party took place here. Sam Adams, Ben Franklin and George Washington all roamed its streets.

The Tour will end at Faneuil Hall at 11:00 am and tour attendees are encouraged to grab lunch in that area. Please be advised there is not enough time to participate in this tour and make it in time to also join the Harpoon Brewery one.

Sites we cover on the tour:

  • Boston Common
  • Massachusetts State House
  • Park Street Church
  • Granary Burying Ground
  • King’s Chapel
  • Old South Meeting House
  • Old Corner Bookstore
  • Old State House
  • Boston Massacre Site
  • Faneuil Hall

2 hour walking tour.

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Sep 26th
9:30 am - 12:15 pm ET

Converse Headquarters Tour

This tour is FULL.

Did you know which is the oldest, most popular, all-time best selling basketball shoe of all time? The Converse All Star Chuck Taylor! Sixty percent of all Americans own or have owned a pair.

In this tour, SPC Advance attendees will get the chance experience the rich history of the company (which has been around since 1908) and explore the new headquarters building, which is located in a revitalized waterfront area of Boston.

At the end of the tour, attendees will have some time to shop at the store attached to the HQ.

9:30 am: Departure from Marriott Copley Place

10:00 am: Tour starts

11:45 am: Departure back to Marriott

12:15 pm: Approx arrival back to Marriott

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Sep 26th
11:30 am - 1:20 pm ET

Harpoon Brewery Tour

Harpoon Brewery and Beer Hall welcomes you to take a guided tour behind-the-scenes of our Brewery! Learn all about the history of Harpoon and get an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, all visitors 21+ will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. During the tasting portion of the tour, a member of the Harpoon Staff will be available for a private Q&A session about the sustainability initiatives and packaging at our Brewery!

11:30am: Depart from Marriott Copley Place
11:50 am: Arrive at Harpoon Brewery
12:00 to 12:50 pm: Tour
1:20 pm: Approx arrival back at Marriott Copley Place:

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Sep 26th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

Lunch

Gloucester Room, 3rd floor
Sep 26th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Workshop: Essentials of Sustainable Packaging

Workshops Suffolk Room, 3rd floor

Speakers

Charlotte Dreizen

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

This sneak peak of the Essentials of Sustainable Packaging course gives a tour through two of the five sections of our Core Content. First, we’ll dive into “Optimize the Design” and learn about several frameworks to think about leveraging product and packaging systems to work in harmony and different considerations to factor into packaging design for e-commerce and retail environments. Then, we’ll examine how to “Design for Recovery” and explore best practices for designing packaging so it’s capable of being effectively collected, sorted, reprocessed, and sold to an end market. These compelling topics give an introduction to the full material of the Essentials of Sustainable Packaging that traverses three other sections including “Why Packaging” is important to the circular economy and sustainability strategy, “Source Sustainably” that looks at best practices for sourcing virgin and recycled materials, as well as “Planetary Boundaries” which zooms out to understand how we can ensure packaging is resilient in the Great Acceleration. Join us for a sample of the Essentials of Sustainable Packaging’s dynamic content and get full access for you and your colleagues through the new online Essentials of Sustainable Packaging course, available to SPC member companies at a discounted rate.

Sep 26th
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Multi-Material Flexible Recovery Industry Leadership Committee Meeting

Industry Leadership Committee Meetings Simmons Room, 3rd floor

Speakers

Adam Gendell

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

The Industry Leadership Committee for Multi-Material Film Recovery is dedicated to advancing recovery options for multi-material films. The ILC has developed a global clearinghouse of public data on recovery options as well as a Canadian/US dataset on existing recovery options for these films. Future work is anticipated to focus on end market developed in order to help advance recovery options. In this ILC workshop we will hear from four global organizations who are each attempting to tackle increased recovery of multi-material films. Learn from American Chemistry Council (ACC), A Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX), Healthcare Plastics Recovery Coalition, and the Plastics Industry Association (PIA) about their efforts and emerging findings to increase multi-material film recovery. We will then spend time to explore where the gaps and needs are for future collaborative efforts.

Sep 26th
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Workshop: The Essentials of Sustainable Fiber: Avoiding Risks and Harnessing Benefits

Workshops Wellesley Room, 3rd floor

Speakers

Paul Trianosky

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Tristanne Davis

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

In this two-part session, the SPC will present our training course on the Essentials of Sustainable Fiber Sourcing, a deep-dive training course to compliment our Essentials of Sustainable Packaging core content course. This will include a discussion around responsible forest management, certification, and recycled fiber – laying a broad foundation of understanding for the audience, and engaging them in group interactions on these topics.

In the second part of this session, we will dive deeper into the topic of responsible forest management, and hear from SFI about outcomes from their Conservation Impact Program, which will enhance our understanding of the many benefits of sustainably managed forests, including promoting biodiversity, creating clean air and water, and reducing the impacts of climate change, which can in turn support diverse corporate sustainability goals.

Sep 26th
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Cold Chain Packaging Industry Leadership Committee Meeting

Industry Leadership Committee Meetings Provincetown Room, 4th floor

Speakers

Adam Gendell

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Sep 26th
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

Networking Break With Exhibitors

Gloucester Room, 3rd floor
Sep 26th
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ET

Masterclass: Championing Sustainability in Challenging Times

Masterclass Provincetown Room, 4th floor

Speakers

Margo Mosher

SustainAbility

SustainAbility will present a masterclass on the business case for sustainability. We will explore how sustainability drives value creation in today’s business environment, including a closer look at connections to trust and reputation.

In an interactive session we will explore the following questions: How does a strategic focus on environmental and social performance create business value? We’ll explore how sustainability relates to market opportunities, customer expectations, employee attraction and retention and investor engagement. What examples of businesses creating triple bottom line value can we learn from? What business attributes are critical to driving sustainability and business success? We will also explore how to better communicate the business case for sustainability to your colleagues and senior leadership. We will discuss tools and resources available, examples of how sustainability practitioners have framed and communicated sustainability and what approaches have been successful. We will explore how practitioners have used competitive peer assessments, data points related to customer interest, investor requests and and employee engagement opportunities to ‘sell’ sustainability to their senior management. We will also explore how the business value of sustainability varies across sectors and how practitioners can communicate its value depending on their sector. Finally we will discuss how sustainability can be integrated into existing strategies, priorities and department priorities, helping to embed sustainability and make the case for further investment.

Sep 26th
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ET

End Markets Industry Leadership Committee Meeting

Industry Leadership Committee Meetings Suffolk Room, 3rd floor

Speakers

Dylan de Thomas

The Recycling Partnership

Sep 26th
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ET

Rise of E-commerce Packaging: The AMERIPEN Approach to Anticipating Policy and Program Needs

Workshops Wellesley Room, 3rd floor

Speakers

Andrew Hackman

AMERIPEN

Jonathan Quinn

NOVA Chemicals

E-commerce is a rapidly emerging distribution channel. New materials, products, formats, and processes are emerging and brand owners and retailers are exploring how they can capitalize on this shift in consumer purchasing patterns.

Join AMERIPEN as they present reserach findings from their e-commerce and packaging committee and discuss the potential implications this data suggests we can anticipate in terms of policy.

In the second half of this workshop, attendees will apply an interactive ‘futures-scenario’ format to engage participants to discuss solutions, and identify policy and program options. With the intention of assisting the packaging industry to anticipate, plan, and offer solutions to emerging challenges we anticipate as e-commerce packaging continues to rise.

Sep 26th
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ET

Effective and Impactful Sustainable Packaging Goal Setting

Workshops Simmons Room, 3rd floor

Speakers

Adam Gendell

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Without sound goals, efforts to improve packaging can lack direction and purpose, but good goals aren’t easy to create. What makes a good goal? How many sustainable packaging goals should a company have? How can conflicting goals be navigated? How should sustainable packaging goals tie to corporate sustainability goals? This interactive workshop is designed for companies seeking to set new sustainable packaging goals or update existing goals, presenting an overview of the SPC’s research on goals, lessons learned, and guidance on creating goals that are meaningful, impactful, practical, and bold.

Sep 26th
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm ET

Happy Hour with Exhibitors

Gloucester Room, 3rd floor
Sep 26th
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm ET

Pub Crawl

Explore downtown Boston with fellow attendees during our pub crawl.

6:30 pm Depart from Marriott Copley Place Hotel Lobby
6:45 pm MJ O’Connors
7:30 pm Towne and Stove Spirits
8:30 pm LIR
9:30 pm Dillon’s
10:3o pm Kings

Space Is Limited
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Sep 27th
7:00 am - 5:00 pm ET

Registration & Check In Opens For The Day

Registration Desk, 4th floor
Sep 27th
7:15 am - 8:15 am ET

Breakfast with Exhibitors

Gloucester Room, 3rd floor
Sep 27th
10:35 am - 11:10 am ET

Networking Break with Exhibitors

Gloucester Room, 3rd floor
Sep 27th
11:10 am - 12:10 pm ET

All At Sea, Part I: Understanding The Problem

Salons A-E, 4th floor

Speakers

George Leonard

The Ocean Conservancy

Romain Troublé

Tara Expeditions Foundation

Henrik Andén

BillerudKorsnäs

Dive into the topic of ocean plastic pollution through the perspectives of NGOs and industry players that are actively working to quantify and reduce this problem that has gained worldwide attention. In this session the Ocean Conservancy will provide a general scientific understanding to ground the ocean pollution problem: where it is, where it’s coming from and the current conservation efforts. This will be followed by insights from Tara Expeditions Foundation’s travels and research around the globe and BillerudKorsnas’ perspective on the role that sustainable packaging can have to mitigate the problem.

Sep 27th
12:10 pm - 12:20 pm ET

The Evolution of Supply Chain Transparency, an Interview

Salons A-E, 4th floor

Speakers

Tom Pollock

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Sri Mariati

Belantara Foundation

Francesca Favorini-Csorba

The Forest Trust

In today’s global economic climate, supply chain transparency should now be considered mandatory, imbedded into any organizational behavior and value. It’s now time for the next evaluation. Corporations can no longer simply reply on visibility into their sourcing practices, but must take an active role within their supply chain. This session, led by the Belantara Foundation, will address how global brands and non-profits can work together on projects that matter, bringing together value to both people and the planet, not just delivering visibility into a supply chain viability, but instead delivering a truly positive impact.

Sep 27th
12:20 pm - 1:45 pm ET

Lunch

Gloucester Room, 3rd floor
Sep 27th
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm ET

A Fix For Your Daily Coffee Fix

Salons A-B, 4th floor

Speakers

Tristanne Davis

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Markku Hämäläinen

Kotkamills Oy

Rebecca Zimmer

Starbucks Coffee Company

Bridget Croke

Closed Loop Partners

Rhea Hale

WestRock

Brands, their supply chain partners and downstream collectors talk performance and fiber recovery of single use coffee cups in the absence of significant uptake of reusable options and the lack of widespread recycling infrastructure at MRFs and reprocessors, all from a domestic and international perspectives.

Sep 27th
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm ET

Building End Markets for Recycled Materials With Chemical Recycling

Salons E, 4th floor

Speakers

Nina Goodrich

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Paul Augustowski

LyondellBasell

Jeff Wooster

Dow Packaging and Speciality Plastics

Priyanka Bakaya

Renewlogy

The role of resin manufacturers on increasing end markets for recycled materials and the growing opportunities that chemical recycling brings to the table will be some of the topics covered in this session.

Sep 27th
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm ET

Compostability Testing: The Devil is in the Detail

Salon C-D, 4th floor

Speakers

Charlotte Dreizen

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Dr. Paul Fowler

Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology

Buzz Chandler

Asean Corporation

Olga Kachook

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Rhodes Yepsen

Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)

Become fully versed in the processes and technical requirements of Compostability Testing. In this session you will learn about testing requirements for plastic film and coated papers, and in particular discover which substrates are subject to testing.

Sep 27th
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm ET

Nudging | Influencing Behavior Change in Packaging Sustainability

Arlington-Berkeley, 3rd floor

Speakers

Remi Trudel

Boston University

In an interactive session led by Boston University, participants will work on solving a business problem using a systematic approach, develop a framework and identify the opportunities to influence behavior.

Sep 27th
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm ET

Networking Break with Exhibitors

Gloucester Room, 3rd floor
Sep 27th
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm ET

Advancements in Mechanical Recycling | Unraveling Film Recovery

Salon E, 4th floor

Speakers

Nina Goodrich

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Kristi Hansen

Plastics Forming Enterprises

Nina Butler

MORE Recycling

Graham Houlder

CEFLEX and SLOOP Consulting

David Hudson

Avangard Innovative

Martin Baumann

EREMA North America

Topics in this session will include:

  • A market overview on film: How much film is there? What is it? Where does it go? Who buys it?
  • What have SPC and PFE learned about understanding film recyclability for How2Recycle’s Store Drop-off label?
  • The challenges in making flexible packaging circular: an update on the EU CEFLEX project
  • The technologies to turn waste or not recyclable material into valuable products again
Sep 27th
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm ET

Forests in Focus: An Exclusive First Look

Salons A-B, 4th floor

Speakers

Tom Pollock

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Nathan Truitt

American Forest Foundation

Jake Swenson

Staples

GreenBlue’s Forest Products Working Group, the American Forest Foundation, and USDA Forest Service are pleased to debut, for the very first time, an exclusive first look at the Forests in Focus tool. Having worked collaboratively over the course of the year with a wide-range of stakeholders and subject matter experts, this session will feature a first-ever, live demonstration of Forests in Focus. As a powerful visibility and transparency tool, FiF uses the latest in geo-mapping and data visualization technology to provide a landscape-approach to evaluating risk and identifying opportunities when sourcing forest products in the U.S.

Sep 27th
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm ET

Sustainability Considerations in Automotive Packaging

Salon C-D, 4th floor

Speakers

Adam Gendell

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Tom Wetsch

Pregis, LLC

Automotive packaging has a unique set of considerations to meet OEM’s requirements, specifications, and delivery systems. During this session, the presenters will give an overview of how to understand and improve the automotive industry’s approach to packaging. Some of the questions that packaging and automotive manufacturers grapple with include: How do you increase efficiencies? How do you standardize the system and use less materials? Is there room for recycled content in this industry?

The presenters will explain how packaging intersects with the automotive industry, highlighting how parts and materials are managed across the various lanes required by international OEMs.

Sep 27th
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm ET

Innovations in Recycled Content: Exploring the Concept of Credit Systems

Arlington-Berkeley, 3rd floor

Speakers

Laura Thompson

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Credit systems have been used successfully for advancing the consumption of renewable energy, carbon offsets and certified forest fiber. Join this workshop to explore the potential of applying a credit system approach to recycled content in packaging. While the exploration will focus on paper based packaging, this concept could also apply to other materials and products.

Sep 27th
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm ET

What You Need to Know About Canada’s Forests

Salon A-B, 4th floor

Speakers

A large portion of our wood fiber for paper and packaging, and solid wood for building materials, furniture, and more, comes from our neighbors to the north. As more forest product sourcing policies require 100% transparency and understanding of their origins – what should companies know about sourcing from Canada? Learn more from the experts about the issues you should be aware of including working with Aboriginal communities, protecting biodiversity and wildlife, incorporating Canadian date into Forests in Focus, and other innovations coming from the Canadian forest products sector.

Sep 27th
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm ET

New Global Survey Reveals Consumer Preferences on Packaging Sustainability and Brand Loyalty

Salon C-D, 4th floor

Speakers

Peter Malmqvist

BillerudKorsnäs

Sep 27th
4:45 pm - 5:15 pm ET

Sourcing Policies and Goals: What You’re Doing Wrong!

Salon A-B, 4th floor

Speakers

Tom Pollock

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Francesca Favorini-Csorba

The Forest Trust

Elim Sritaba

Asia Pulp & Paper

Despite good intentions, many forest products sourcing policies include goals and objectives that are either misinformed, incomplete, out-of-date, or (gulp) all of the above! In this session you’ll hear from our panel of experts about what you need to know to have a sourcing policy and associated goals that truly reflect realities on the ground and are positioned for success. Learn more about what you should include when sourcing overseas, how to include SDG’s, and what areas you may have overlooked or are focused on that may be irrelevant. Plenty of time for all the questions you’ve had but were afraid to ask (until now!).

Sep 27th
5:30 pm - 5:50 pm ET

Transportation to New England Aquarium for Reception

Depart from lobby

Learn more about our reception

Sep 27th
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm ET

Tara Expedition Schooner Tour #1

New England Aquarium

Take an exclusive tour of the Tara Expedition Schooner before our Thursday evening reception at the New England Aquarium.

The Tara schooner has traveled over 300,000 kilometers across the world’s oceans. The French non-profit has completed 10 expeditions to study and understand the impacts of climate change and the ecological crisis on the ocean.

Tara is a floating research vessel that lends out the boat to researchers from all over the world who travel to every possible destination to study biological diversity, pollution, and the effect of climate change on the oceans. Their findings and analyses are used by organizations across the world, including the UN.

Attendees will depart in shuttles from the main lobby promptly at 5:00 pm to the New England Aquarium.

Space Is Limited
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Sep 27th
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm ET

Tara Expedition Schooner Tour #2

New England Aquarium

Take an exclusive tour of the Tara Expedition Schooner during our Thursday evening reception at the New England Aquarium.

The Tara schooner has traveled over 300,000 kilometers across the world’s oceans. The French non-profit has completed 10 expeditions to study and understand the impacts of climate change and the ecological crisis on the ocean.

Tara is a floating research vessel that lends out the boat to researchers from all over the world who travel to every possible destination to study biological diversity, pollution, and the effect of climate change on the oceans. Their findings and analyses are used by organizations across the world, including the UN.

Space Is Limited
Please select this add-on at registration checkout to attend
Sep 27th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET

SPC Advance Reception

New England Aquarium
Sep 27th
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm ET

Tara Expedition Schooner Tour #3

New England Aquarium

Take an exclusive tour of the Tara Expedition Schooner during our Thursday evening reception at the New England Aquarium.

The Tara schooner has traveled over 300,000 kilometers across the world’s oceans. The French non-profit has completed 10 expeditions to study and understand the impacts of climate change and the ecological crisis on the ocean.

Tara is a floating research vessel that lends out the boat to researchers from all over the world who travel to every possible destination to study biological diversity, pollution, and the effect of climate change on the oceans. Their findings and analyses are used by organizations across the world, including the UN.

Space Is Limited
Please select this add-on at registration checkout to attend
Sep 27th
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET

Tara Expedition Schooner Tour #4

New England Aquarium

Take an exclusive tour of the Tara Expedition Schooner during our Thursday evening reception at the New England Aquarium.

The Tara schooner has traveled over 300,000 kilometers across the world’s oceans. The French non-profit has completed 10 expeditions to study and understand the impacts of climate change and the ecological crisis on the ocean.

Tara is a floating research vessel that lends out the boat to researchers from all over the world who travel to every possible destination to study biological diversity, pollution, and the effect of climate change on the oceans. Their findings and analyses are used by organizations across the world, including the UN.

Space Is Limited
Please select this add-on at registration checkout to attend
Sep 27th
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm ET

Tara Expedition Schooner Tour #5

New England Aquarium

Take an exclusive tour of the Tara Expedition Schooner during our Thursday evening reception at the New England Aquarium.

The Tara schooner has traveled over 300,000 kilometers across the world’s oceans. The French non-profit has completed 10 expeditions to study and understand the impacts of climate change and the ecological crisis on the ocean.

Tara is a floating research vessel that lends out the boat to researchers from all over the world who travel to every possible destination to study biological diversity, pollution, and the effect of climate change on the oceans. Their findings and analyses are used by organizations across the world, including the UN.

Space Is Limited
Please select this add-on at registration checkout to attend
Sep 28th
7:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

Registration & Check In Opens For The Day

Registration Desk, 4th floor
Sep 28th
7:15 am - 8:15 am ET

Breakfast with Exhibitors

Gloucester Room, 3rd floor
Sep 28th
8:15 am - 8:40 am ET

How to Thaw Sustainability Paralysis: An Interview with Ben & Jerry’s

Salons A-E, 4th floor

Speakers

Kelly Cramer

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Dave Rapaport

Ben & Jerry's

Sep 28th
8:40 am - 10:30 am ET

Boosting Recycling Through Messaging and Legislation: A Northeast Perspective

Salons A-E, 4th floor

Speakers

Adam Gendell

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Dylan de Thomas

The Recycling Partnership

Brooke Nash

MassDEP

Tom Metzner

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Krystal Noiseux

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

Samantha MacBride

New York City Department of Sanitation

Anne Bijur

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Lynn Rubinstein

Northeast Recycling Council (NERC)

This session will cover the need for harmonization in recovery policies and initiatives as well as the challenges around contamination and the ever-evolving legislation in the states in New England. Representatives from Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York City will share their unique perspectives on these issues.

Sep 28th
10:30 am - 11:00 am ET

Networking Break with Exhibitors

Gloucester Room, 3rd floor
Sep 28th
11:00 am - 12:15 pm ET

All At Sea, Part II: The Solutions

Salons A-E, 4th floor

Speakers

Priyanka Bakaya

Renewlogy

Jason Hale

SYSTEMIQ

Keith Christman

American Chemistry Council

April Crow

Circulate Capital

Innovative platforms for impact investing, sustainability, circular economy that allow to incubate, commercialize and scale solutions that optimize supply chains, turn waste into value, and improve recycling around the world; projects in emerging markets that can be scaled and the role that industry has in the developed world in terms of actively working on solve the ocean pollution problem will be discussed in this session.

Sep 28th
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm ET

Closing Remarks

Salons A-E, 4th floor

Speakers

Nina Goodrich

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

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