Sustainable Packaging Technical Committee

Our Sustainable Packaging Technical Committee has announced a new leadership team and is ready to get the ball rolling on developing specific education geared toward sustainable packaging.

The new SPTC leadership team is:

  • Co-Chair: Steve Carter, Treehouse Foods
  • Co-Chair: Patrick Keenan, General Mills
  • Mike Ross, Unilever
  • Eric Gassaway, Tricor Braun

The committee includes seven subcommittees:

  • Intro - Definitions of Sustainability & A Description of the Circular Economy
  • Business - Topics around Triple Bottom Line & ESG Commitments
  • Climate - Packaging Impact on Climate, LCA & LCI & Carbon Credits
  • Bio/Compost - Materials & End of Life
  • Recycling - Definitions, PCR, Mechanical, Chemical, Recyclable Vs. Recycled
  • Labeling - FTC Green Guides, How-2-Recycle & Other
  • Regulation - EPR, PCR Mandates

If you are interested in getting involved and helping create educational content for one of these subcommittees, click here to complete the form (you must be an active IoPP member to complete the form). Someone will contact you with more information.

Do you or someone you know want to get involved in the SPTC? Contact info@iopp.org to get set up in our SPTC PackChat community. 

For general information on the committee and how you can get involved, contact iopp.sptc@gmail.com


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Training Opportunities in 2023

Fund of Packaging Technology
Apr 24-28 & May 15-19
Sep 18-22 & Oct 9-13
Packaging Machinery: Basics
Oct 2-4
e-Learning available 24/7


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