SPC Impact 2020

Mar 31, 2020 - Apr 2, 2020 Austin, Texas

Rethinking Purpose

The traditional purpose of corporations making business, advancing the economy, producing goods or services and generating profit is being reevaluated in light of the complex challenges of climate change. The urgency to address major environmental sustainability issues such as depletion of resources and marine pollution has increased, along with hyper consumer awareness.

Sustainable packaging is an immensely important challenge and an area of great innovation.

SPC Impact 2020 will find packaging’s place in this big jigsaw puzzle, addressing its important role, beyond corporate, brand and customer initiatives.

Purposefully Doing

Amidst a sea of announcements, goal setting of sustainability targets, this session will zero in on a selection of companies, organizations and forerunners making deliberate and intentional efforts to change fundamental practices.

Dinner at the Amazon Spheres in downtown Seattle.

Think Globally, Act Locally

Austin is a hub for progressive thinking, bold initiatives, technology innovations and environmental trailblazers that operate both local and on a global scale. What’s happening in Austin and how the contributions local stakeholders and organizations are making in regards to social investment; rethinking value from waste & recycled materials; startups and technology leaders working on hyperscaling sustainable supply chains will be shared in this inspiring session.

SPC Impact 2020 is the flagship spring event from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. With the backdrop of the beautiful University of Texas Austin, event attendees will immerse in 3 days of the latest on sustainable packaging topics like:

  • Tilting the Balance for Reusable Packaging
  • The Next Frontier: Carbon and Climate Positive Packaging
  • The Next Generation: Challenging the status quo in the sustainable packaging industry
  • Targeting the Tube
  • Finding Common Ground in Paper and Plastic – A Panel Conversation
  • Digital Print in Packaging and its implications for Sustainable Packaging
  • A Transformational Shift in the Landscape of Packaging Regulations
  • Film Recovery, Policy & End Markets
  • Chemical Recycling’s Role in Corporate Sustainable Packaging Goal Implementation

Plus, a lot more sessions, panels, tours, masterclasses, ideas lab, workshops, working groups, evening social events and deep dive sessions.

Sustainable Apparel + Retail Deep Dive at REI Seattle.


SPC Innovator Awards. Innovation in Responsible Sourcing, Annie’s Friends Cereal.


SPC Impact 2019.


SPC Impact 2019 exhibitor booth. Recycled Paperboard Alliance.


AT&T Hotel and Conference Center

The AT&T Hotel and Conference Center is a contemporary, convenient and chic Austin hotel, conveniently located near University of Texas (UT). Our room rate is $229 plus tax. The cutoff date for booking a room is March 9, 2020.

Our hotel room block will fill up quickly, book your ticket today.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Jonathan Foley

Project Drawdown

Ron Gonen

Closed Loop Partners

Suzanne Shelton

Shelton Group

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Anchor Sponsors

Event Partners


Questions about the event?

Email spcinfo@greenblue.org

Late Fees

A $200 registration late fee will kick in on Saturday, March 7th for all registrations. Register by Friday, March 6th for the best deal.


Registrations for SPC Impact 2020 are non-refundable. However, if you register but are unable to attend, we are happy to transfer your registration to a colleague.

Please email spcinfo@greenblue.org if you need to make changes to your registration.