Melissa Craig is the Senior Manager for Packaging Sustainability at Unilever in North America. In this role, she drives the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan by engaging with categories and businesses to help find innovative solutions to reduce waste, make plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable and implement PCR inclusion programs. Melissa supports programs related to driving infrastructure and technology development, consumer education, claims and advocacy. She has over 25 years of experience in designing packaging for consumer products and foods. Prior to joining Unilever Melissa held the position of Packaging Sustainability Manager at the Kellogg Company in addition to various packaging roles at Georgia-Pacific and Johnson & Johnson. She has a BS in Packaging Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Why do you want to serve on the SPC Executive Committee?
I would like to serve on the SPC Executive Committee to bring a perspective from a consumer goods and food company focused on delivering sustainable and innovative packaging solutions. As a Packaging Engineer I understand the technical challenges that can come with designing packaging for recyclability and using sustainable materials.
The SPC is a key partner in helping Unilever and others to achieve their ambitious sustainability goals. It is one of the few organizations that pulls people together to collaborate across the supply chain. I am interested in enhancing the success of the SPC’s mission by building upon the foundation of collaboration that has been established. Strong collaboration bonds will continue to foster positive ideas and actions needed to make packaging more sustainable.