IKEA, SC Johnson, Target, Dell, Keurig Green Mountain and More to Headline SustPack 2016

Attendees will gather April 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago for
the premier sustainable packaging event for the industry.

AKRON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GreenBlue’s Sustainable
Packaging Coalition (SPC)
and Smithers
, are proud to announce the agenda for SustPack 2016: Business
Made Sustainable, taking place April 11-13 at McCormick Place Chicago.
Bringing together brand owners, retailers, packaging manufacturers,
material suppliers and sustainability experts – this year’s agenda
includes some of today’s top sustainability experts from Target, Dell,
The City of Chicago, Nestle USA, the US EPA and Wegmans.

SustPack 2016 will kick off with workshops, sustainability tours, and
The Trashies, the packaging industry’s hottest awards honoring the
people, process or public service behind the sustainable accomplishments
in our industry. In addition to those listed above, more than 50
organizations will be presenting over the three day event, including
American Chemistry Council, Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), Dow,
Novelis, RePack, Seventh Generation, SoapBox Soaps, Sonoco, WestRock and
many others. To view the complete SustPack 2016 agenda, click here.

“SustPack 2016 will cover a wide range of topics, giving the industry
the most comprehensive look at how businesses are leading their
sustainable initiatives through packaging design and collaborative
innovation. The 450+ sustainable packaging key players who will be in
the room will also hear the latest insights on how the industry is
tackling issues around compostable packaging, packaging design, ROI on
sustainability, solving the marine debris problem, cities that are
paving the way for systems thinking and what’s new in traditional
packaging,” said Barbara Fowler, conference director for Smithers Pira.
“This will be a truly stand-out event for packaging and sustainability
professionals to come together.”

Nina Goodrich, GreenBlue Executive Director and SPC Director said, “The
program at SustPack 2016 is designed to help attendees return home with
actionable sustainability knowledge, whether they work at companies just
beginning their sustainability journey or are sustainability veterans
fine-tuning their operations. Attendees will learn about trends in
sustainability and packaging including the circular economy and how it
may apply to packaging. Conversations throughout the meeting actively
shape the future of sustainable packaging.”

About Smithers Pira

Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on packaging, paper and
print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, the company provides
strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to
help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate
product performance and manage compliance. For more information, visit

About GreenBlue and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to the sustainable use of
materials in industry. The organization brings together key stakeholders
to advance material innovation, education, and research that support
continuous adoption of sustainable materials management practices in

The Sustainable
Packaging Coalition®
, a project of GreenBlue, is a membership
group that brings together business, educational institutions, and
government agencies to collectively broaden the understanding of
packaging sustainability and develop meaningful improvements for
packaging systems. Through strong member support, an informed and
science-based approach, supply chain collaborations and continuous
outreach, the SPC endeavors to build packaging systems that encourage
economic prosperity and a sustainable flow of materials.
For more
information, visit
or follow The SPC on Twitter


Smithers Pira
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