SPC Impact 2019

Open to SPC Members + Non-members
Deep Dives + 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: Changing the Discourse

As markets diversify, sustainability challenges have also evolved. Some issues continue to have a prominent role, some have reached a tipping point, and new ones continue to emerge as trends, technology and consumer behavior respond and resources change.

FINDING THE BALANCE: Re-assessing the use of materials

At first glance, many issues in sustainable packaging  revolve around the use of materials. This session will cover high-level perspectives on changing the conversation and approach to tackle challenges; new ways to re-assess materials use and what can be done differently with the accumulated body of knowledge we have around sourcing, performance & environmental fate to ultimately create systemic change.

FINDING THE BALANCE: Creating Systemic Change

Lasting, impactful change requires taking the leap from reactive, to proactive to enduring disruption. How do we close the gap between lofty goals and measurable impacts on the ground?

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
  • Transforming Waste Diversion & Recycling: A look into the Pacific Northwest Landscape
  • Bans: Do they help transition from linear to a circular economy?
  • From Good to Great: How do we take Sustainable Packaging to the next level?
  • PFAS in Packaging Summit
  • Sustainable Apparel + Retail Deep Dive

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!

Featured Speakers

Joel Gamoran

Sur La Table

Daan Roosegaarde

Studio Roosegaarde

Michael Johnson

Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field and First & Goal Hospitality

Nelson Switzer

Loop Industries

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Venue

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.

One-Day Passes

One day passes are available to attend the PFAS Summit and the Sustainable Apparel + Retail Deep Dive.

PFAS Summit

This ticket includes access to the morning PFAS Masterclass or Cedar Grove Composting Tour and the afternoon PFAS in Packaging Summit on Monday, April 1st.

This summit will address the most pressing issues around PFAS in food packaging including packaging innovations; recent legislation and bans in place; what these changes mean for food packaging brands, manufacturers, recovery, and the composting industry.

Sustainable Apparel + Retail Deep Dive

This ticket only includes access to the morning session at the REI Flagship Store on Tuesday, April 2nd.

This session will center around topics such as keeping gear in circulation, circular economy, reverse supply chains, deploying sustainability programs (from procurement to textile recycling) package recycling to showcase the programs and projects that apparel and retail companies have in place or plan to deploy. What works, what doesn’t, lessons learned and plans ahead.

 

 

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 Responsible 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”

Past SPC Impact Attendees include:

Media

 

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

 

Cancellations

Paid registrations may receive a refund minus a $150 administrative fee if requested by March 15th, 2019. Tickets may be transferred to a colleague at the registrant’s company at no cost. For questions about cancellations and refunds, please email spcinfo@greenblue.org.