Emily Tipaldo Director of Packaging & Consumer ProductsAmerican Chemistry Council’s Plastics DivisionEmily Tipaldo is Director of Packaging & Consumer Products, at the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division. Emily leads the Plastics Division’s Packaging Team, representing major U.S. resin suppliers. She directs advocacy and develops strategies for policies and initiatives that recognize plastic packaging and plastic products as valuable resources. Emily leads the Packaging Team in the quest for sustainable solutions for creating and recovering plastics, keeping molecules in play, and, preventing marine debris. As Director, she executed the first natural capital accounting study for the plastics industry, and regularly presents to product manufacturers, brands, and NGOs. She also manages the Materials Recovery for the Future flexible plastic packaging recycling research – representing the flexible plastic packaging value chain, including Fortune 100 companies. Emily was recently featured as part of the Edison Awards Women Behind Innovation series (September 2017), and was named a Plastics News Rising Star in 2015. Prior to joining the Plastics Division, Emily was Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs at ACC. Emily received a B.A. (cum laude) in American Studies from Mary Washington College, and a M.A. in International Relations (With Distinction) from the University of Westminster, London.