SPC Impact 2020

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

Event Information in Regards to COVID-19

Regretfully, we have decided to cancel our SPC Impact 2020 in Austin, TX after closely monitoring Austin’s Public Health guidance as well as the federal and international bodies working directly on measures to contain COVID-19 and the latest from the World Health Organization. While our goal and mission remain the advancement of packaging sustainability and our events are at the heart of our collaboration and learning environment, we want to keep the wellness, safety, and respect of our members and supporters as the top priority. Please refer to attendee email for further information or contact spcinfo@greenblue.org for specific inquiries. Thank you for your understanding, patience, and support in this decision.

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
  • Key Partnerships in Technology Development: How Petrochemical Companies are Key to Making Chemical Recycling Circular
  • 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
  • Balancing your Packaging Strategy: When are Bioplastics the Right Materials for your Package
  • Digital Print in Packaging and its implications for Sustainable Packaging
  • Sustainable Packaging Uprising in the Fashion Industry
  • Film Recovery, Current and Changing Landscape in Policy and Market Needs
  • Technology, Forests, and Climate Change
  • From Farm to Shelf
  •  Redefining Recycled Content with Innovative Solutions in a world of Chemical Recycling
  • Completing the package: Inks, Adhesives and Coatings
  • Faster, Better, Easier: at the Intersection of Convenience, Sustainability and Tech in Food Delivery
  • The Latest Trend: Sustainability in Polybags for the Fashion and Apparel Industry
  • The State of Recovery in the Great State of Texas

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

Our room block at the AT&T is FULL.

The AT&T Hotel and Conference Center is a contemporary, convenient and chic Austin hotel, conveniently located near University of Texas (UT).

Overflow Hotel Room Blocks

There are only a few remaining rooms at Hotel Ella within walking distance of the hotel. Our other three overflow room blocks are completely full, so be sure to book your room at Hotel Ella before the final room block fills up!

Hotel Ella
Room rate: $259+
Address: 1900 Rio Grande Street, Austin, Texas 78705

Featured Speakers

Dr. Jonathan Foley

Project Drawdown

Ron Gonen

Closed Loop Partners

Suzanne Shelton

Shelton Group

Ray Cameron


Adam Minter

Bloomberg Opinion

Bruce Karas

Coca-Cola North America

Ken Snipes

Austin Resource Recovery

Kathleen Rademan

Fashion for Good

See All Event Speakers

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.

Cancellations & Transfers

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.

The cancellation and transfer deadline is March 20, 2020.

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