SPC Impact 2019

Open to SPC Members + Non-members
Pre-Event Tours on April 1, 2019

Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 4, 2019 Seattle, WA

Stepping up the Pace in Packaging Evolution to Champion Change

The past year has seen numerous initiatives established in response to an explosion of concern around used packaging. Be part of the SPC Impact conversation that is more than just reactive and help set the course that addresses the root cause.

Finding the Balance: Re-assessing the use of materials. At first glance, many issues in sustainable packaging  revolve around the use of materials. Our opening keynotes will share their high-level perspective reassessing materials use and what can be done differently with the accumulated body of knowledge we have around sourcing, performance, and environmental fate.

Getting to the (sustainable) heart of Seattle: SPC member companies and leading organizations working in e-commerce, technology, consumer packaged goods, forest products, recovery and composting, outdoor apparel, professional sports, green building and circular economy will open their doors to our event attendees to visit and experience first hand what makes the Pacific Northwest unique.

Be inspired, Be engaged, Be proactive: Through our masterclasses, workshops, ideas labs, knowledge cafes, (NEW) deep dive sessions, panel conversations and  inspiring talks, attendees will have a plethora of opportunities to immerse themselves into all the topics that are close to their roles and interests.


A preview of what’s to come in our event program:

  • The 7 Why’s to Get the Root Cause on the War on Plastics
  • Harnessing Symbolic Activism to Create Systemic Change
  • Food Waste Diversion Through Compostable Packaging in QSR and Institutional Venues
  • Shipping Liquids: Doing it just Right
  • Moving from Single Use to Reusable Models
  • Implementing Bans: How do you educate supply chain and consumers
  • How will the Package of the Future look like, based on today’s recovery infrastructure

Plus, Masterclasses in: PFAS, Compostable Packaging, Microplastics and Microfibers in Oceans, Connected + Smart Packaging among others.

And more, much more!


Check back for the full agenda to be announced soon!


Westin Seattle

The Westin Seattle is the front door to downtown shopping, attractions, dining, and the vibrant theater district. This ideal urban retreat is steps away from the Washington State Convention Center, Pike Place Market, and Space Needle.

Book by March 11th, 2019. Rooms are $239 a night plus tax.

Plus, a special ceremony to present the winners of the 2019 The SPC Innovator Awards

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition recognizes meaningful contributions and advancements towards more sustainable packaging through the annual SPC Innovator Awards. The awards celebrate and showcase the outstanding people and organizations behind extraordinary advancements in packaging sustainability.

The 2019 categories:

  • Outstanding Person or Team
  • Innovation in Responsbile Sourcing
  • Innovation in Design Optimization
  • Innovation in Recovery

All SPC members are welcome to submit a nomination. The content of the entry must involve at least one SPC member. Submissions are open through January 11th, 2019.

Learn more


What past attendees have to say about SPC Impact:


Why did you choose to attend this event? 

“Because it’s the best in North America to understand trends and network in sustainability”

“To stay up-to-date on industry happenings & to meet and collaborate with others in ways that will help our company meet our goals.”

“I chose the SPC for the collaborative learning atmosphere and to hear the latest from thought leaders in packaging”


What do you think were the highlights of the event?

“Meeting face to face with folks who I had only talked with over the phone and via email”

“Breadth of information was outstanding”

“Strong agenda, great networking, bringing back loads of ideas to mull over”


We welcome members of the media to join us at SPC Impact 2019. Please contact Communications Manager Anne Elsea at anne.elsea@greenblue.org.