SPC Advance 2020

The Member Event

Sep 29, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020 Virtual Event

Only a few weeks left to register for Virtual SPC Advance!

Sustainable Resilience in a Time of Change

The momentum gained on reversing climate change and advancing packaging sustainability within a newly rethought business purpose has never been as strong as in the past year.

Increasingly efficient recovery; mapping out the recovery and waste diversion systems of the future; keeping valuable materials in circulation; maintaining a balance between material tradeoffs and consumer perception; sourcing transparency and bold actions from the entire spectrum of the value chain have changed the landscape of consumer products’ packaging. How do we maintain the momentum going in the light of change, public health and safety considerations, and unexpected changes in supply chain demand?

Virtual SPC Advance 2020 will include topic sessions such as:

  • Is the Biggest Enemy of Innovation, Scale?
  • Peering Into the Crystal Ball: How Does the Future of Single-Use Plastics Look Like?
  • Fighting Grocery Food Waste with Best Practices and Innovation
  • Tilting the Balance for Reusable Packaging
  • Film Recovery, Current and Changing Landscape in Policy and Market Needs
  • Technology, Forests, and Climate Change
  • Breakthrough Technologies in Papermaking and Paper Recovery
  • Closing the Loop: The State of Current End Markets
  • And more!
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About Event Attendance

The SPC is pleased to bring its members and guests the fall event, SPC Advance, in a virtual event format. Event sessions (keynotes, presentations, panels, tours) will be available live & on-demand to those that attend the event live on September 29-30th.  Once you register, please plan to join on the event dates to access on-demand recordings and presentation slides post-event directly on the virtual event platform. No recordings will be shared on the SPC website or by e-mail. Please note that all sessions are scheduled in Eastern Time (ET).

SPC Member Event Passes & Registrations:
SPC Member companies receive complimentary passes as part of their membership benefits as follows:

  • Large Companies: 10 Event Passes
  • Medium Companies: 5 Event Passes
  • Small Companies: 3 Event Passes
  • Traditional Government and Academic Organizations: 3 Event Passes
  • Affiliate Members: 1 Event Pass

Please log in to your SPC Member Dashboard to access your event passes. For questions, please email spcinfo@greenblue.org.

Registration Changes or Transfers:
Please contact spcinfo@greenblue.org for any registration transfers or cancellations. 

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Featured Speakers

Andrew Winston

Winston Eco-Strategies

Suzanne Shelton

Shelton Group

Julie Kae


Dr. Magdi Azer

REMADE Institute

Scott N. Miller

Dragon Innovation

Noah Deich


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Anchor Sponsors

SPC Innovator Awards

The SPC Innovator Awards celebrate and showcase the outstanding people and organizations behind extraordinary advancements in packaging sustainability. SPC member submissions for the 2020 SPC Innovator awards are now open through August 14! Awards will be presented at Virtual SPC Advance 2020. This year’s awards are sponsored by Trayak.

Finalists Showcase of the 2020 Protective Packaging Design Challenge

Organized by SPC and Ubuntoo with support from Dow and Sealed Air as sponsors and Closed Loop Partners and the Retail Innovation Center at RILA as supporting partners, the Protective Packaging Packaging Design Challenge set out to find innovations in protective packaging materials and systems. The 5 Finalists will showcase their innovations as part of the Virtual SPC Advance program.