Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2019

Innovative Technologies and Life Cycle Approaches for Packaging Sustainability in a Circular Economy World
December 16-18, 2019
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Sustainable Packaging Symposium (SPS '19) will focus on Innovative Technologies and Life Cycle Approaches for Packaging Sustainability in a Circular Economy World. It is co-organized by the AIChE Institute for Sustainability and the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA).

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The 2019 Sustainable Packaging Symposium focuses on waste minimization, waste valorization, sustainable waste management, value-added products from waste, life cycle assessment of waste streams, and the development of a circular economy for waste recycling. Abstract submissions is now open for the following topics:

  • Packaging Sustainability Today – Drivers and Trends: consumer trends, external drivers, policy drivers – governments, regulations, role of technology
  • Packaging Sustainability and Life Cycle Approaches: integrating life cycle thinking in packaging design, establishing corporate mindsets to integrate value chain with life cycle thinking, tools and data for designers, consumers and marketers
  • Innovative Technologies: recycling, chemical recycling, source reduction, waste minimization technologies, climate change and greenhouse gas reduction programs
  • Research in Packaging Sustainability: case studies, biodegradability, compostability, source reduction, design for the environment, single-use packaging and reusable returnable packaging
  • Role of Global Standards and Policy to Foster Packaging Sustainability: ISO standards for TC 207 – Environmental Management Systems, from labeling, greenhouse gas reduction, life cycle assessment, environmental management systems; TC 323 Circular Economy
  • Circular Economy World for Packaging: balancing a life cycle approach on minimizing waste with a circular approach to packaging design, case studies
  • Future of Packaging Sustainability – Balancing the Needs and Wants of All Stakeholders: consumers, NGOs and government agencies, manufacturing, product design, brand management, universities and research

Organizers

Confernece Chairs

  • Mike Levy, First Environment, Inc., USA, Conference Chair

Steering Committee

Organized By

The 2019 Sustainable Packaging Symposium is co-organized by the AIChE Institute for Sustainability (IfS) and the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA).

   

 

Important Dates

  • Call for Abstracts Closes October 31
  • Abstract Acceptance Notifications: starting October 1
  • Early Bird Ends November 16
  • Conference Dates December 16-18