SPC Engage 2019: Minneapolis

Activate Your Sustainable Packaging Goals

Jun 17, 2019 Minneapolis

Program

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Jun 17th -
8:00 am -

Event Check-In & Breakfast

Regency Room - 2nd Level

We will be serving breakfast and refreshments in the Regency Room to start off the day.

Jun 17th
8:30 am - 8:45 am

Welcome & Introductions

Regency Room - 2nd Level

Speakers

Nina Goodrich

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Jun 17th
8:45 am - 9:45 am

Level Setting Packaging Sustainability Goals

Regency Room - 2nd Level

Speakers

Nina Goodrich

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Adam Gendell

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Tristanne Davis

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

The first part of SPC Engage will set the scene on the theme of the conference – corporate goals, specifically sustainable packaging goals, including a discussion on why companies are setting them, the types of goals companies are setting, and related existing voluntary and legislative frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), New Plastics Economy, and others. The session will also discuss best practices for goal setting and provide an introduction of key goal categories from the SPC’s Goals Database.

These include goals around:

  •      Using Bio-based/Renewable Materials
  •      Eliminating Unfavorable Materials
  •      Improving Recovery Infrastructure
  •      Increasing Recycling
  •      Improving Material Efficiency
  •      Enhancing Recyclability
  •      Using and Increasing Recycled Content
  •      Undertaking Responsible Fiber Sourcing
  •      Improving Volumetric Efficiency
Jun 17th
9:45 am - 10:00 am

Break

Minneapolis
Jun 17th
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Using Responsibly Sourced Materials in Packaging

Regency Room - 2nd Level

Speakers

Tristanne Davis

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

In this session we will define criteria for responsibly sourced, renewable materials, including a discussion of ‘good’ sourcing choices. We will also define criteria for sourcing recycled materials and ‘good’ packaging design choices to enable the use of recycled content.

Jun 17th
10:15 am - 11:15 am

Panel: Leading the Way In Responsibly Sourcing Materials in Packaging

Regency Room - 2nd Level

Speakers

Steve Davies

NatureWorks

Adam Gendell

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Jeff Hanratty

General Mills

Christian O’Neill

Caribou Coffee

Learn from key stakeholders on how they identified their sourcing goals; how did they get buy-in from internal and external partners and how did they execute their plan.

Jun 17th
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Round Table Discussions: Sourcing

Regency Room - 2nd Level

Speakers

Steve Davies

NatureWorks

Jeff Hanratty

General Mills

Christian O’Neill

Caribou Coffee

Adam Gendell

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Nina Goodrich

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Tristanne Davis

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Paul Schutes

Recycled Paperboard Alliance

Kate McGlynn

Recycled Paperboard Technical Association

As a continuation of the Sourcing Deep Dive, participants will break out into smaller groups where they will engage each other in dialog on the topics they heard about in the overview and panel session on sourcing.  This will be an opportunity to digest this material and ask additional questions. Tables will focus on specific topics within the sourcing umbrella and participants will have a choice on which table they go to. Panelists and SPC staff will serve as table leaders to help guide the conversations.

Jun 17th
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch

Regency Room - 2nd Level
Jun 17th
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Designing Packaging to be Reusable/Recyclable/Compostable

Regency Room - 2nd Level

Speakers

Tristanne Davis

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

In this session we will define criteria for recyclable, reusable and compostable packaging and how this translates to packaging design and sustainability commitments around recovery. We will also discuss nuances related to ‘design for recovery’ in the context of global recovery infrastructure, provide examples of ‘good’ packaging design choices, and discuss sustainability tradeoffs.

Jun 17th
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Panel: Designing Packaging Holistically to Fulfill Recovery and End of Life Goals

Regency Room - 2nd Level

Speakers

Brad Rodgers

PepsiCo

Nina Goodrich

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Kate Davenport

Eureka Recycling

Jane Tsilas

Starbucks

Reusable, recyclable or compostable: learn how these packaging decisions affect your design, your material selection and ultimately how your package will be recovered. Hear from leading brands about how they selected their end of life package strategy; what considerations played a role; the tradeoffs they found along the way and what advice they have for companies making these decisions.

Jun 17th
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Break

Regency Room - 2nd Level
Jun 17th
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Round Table Discussions: Recovery

Regency Room - 2nd Level

Speakers

Brad Rodgers

PepsiCo

Kate Davenport

Eureka Recycling

Adam Gendell

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Nina Goodrich

Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Jane Tsilas

Starbucks

Paul Schutes

Recycled Paperboard Alliance

Kate McGlynn

Recycled Paperboard Technical Association

As a continuation of the Recovery Deep Dive, participants will break out into smaller groups where they will engage each other in dialog on the topics they heard about in the overview and panel session on recovery.  This will be an opportunity to digest this material and ask additional questions. Tables will focus on specific topics within the recovery umbrella and participants will have a choice on which table they go to. Panelists and SPC staff will serve as table leaders to help guide the conversations.

Jun 17th
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Workshopping Your Own Goals: Where to Take Them Next and How to Make Them Happen?

Regency Room - 2nd Level

Be prepared to roll-up your sleeves and dive into a facilitated, focused dialog in a hands-on workshop. In this session, event participants will choose one specific goal to explore further, drawing from SPC’s Value Innovation Process that will include troubleshooting issues and creating action maps for implementing goals.

Jun 17th
5:15 pm - 5:20 pm

Event Wrap-Up and Conclusions

Regency Room - 2nd Level
Jun 17th
5:20 pm - 6:20 pm

Networking Drinks Mixer

Regency Room - 2nd Level
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