Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2012

April 3-5, 2012

Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2012 took place April 3-5 with an all-star roster of presenters and a sold-out exhibitor space at the Hilton Americas in Houston, TX.

A highly-engaged audience shared their enthusiasm about the quality of speakers, topics and discussions at this year's Symposium, which were said to be "exceptionally informative," "thought-provoking" and "relevant to today's issues." 

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This year's theme was "optimized packaging to advance sustainable supply chains." SPS program co-chair Meghan Stasz of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, commented that the conversation has shifted – to viewing packaging as both a positive input to the sustainable supply chain and as a key solution to the growing problem of product and food waste. Food & Consumer Products of Canada's Rachel Kagan was also a 2012 program co-chair. 

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Highlights

2012 Sustainable Packaging Symposium Featured Speakers

Highlights from this year's Symposium include keynoter Dr. Bill Flanagan from GE Global Research on eco-assessment and the supply chain, which was followed by a panel discussion featuring candid insights from Ahold, Kroger and Johnson & Johnson on the topic of leadership and sustainability.

Proceedings

Proceedings of the 2012 Sustainable Packaging Symposium are now available: