SPC Impact 2019

Open to SPC Members + Non-members

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.

Non-member ticket registration was closed on Wednesday, March 20th at 5 pm EST. Questions? Contact us at spcinfo@greenblue.org.

Late fee of $175 is in effect since March 11th, 2019. 

A preview of what’s to come at SPC Impact 2019:

  • 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!

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

Kim Marotta

Molson Coors

John Coyne

Unilever Canada

See All Event Speakers


Westin Seattle

Our room block is now full.


Overflow Hotel: Hyatt Regency Seattle

This is the overflow hotel.

Rooms are $239 a night plus tax
Cutoff date: Monday March 18th, 2019

See the Seattle Mariners face off against the Los Angeles Angels! 

We have reserved tickets for the April 1st game at Safeco Field for a group of SPC Impact attendees. Take in a Seattle tradition while in town for SPC Impact. Tickets are $30 and first come first serve. Tickets can be purchased at registration on the Tours & More page.

This event will be live streamed!

Thanks to our sponsor, Amazon, we will be live streaming our Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday plenary sessions for those who can’t make the live event. Follow us on Twitter @SPCspotlight to tune in to our amazing speakers.

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.

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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.



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.