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Unpacking the Compostable Packaging Market

October 27, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm $25

Compostable packaging is a great sustainable packaging option. It reduces plastic contamination and many types can be developed with generally “renewable” paper or fiber materials. As a food company, how can you be sure what packaging options are truly compostable, and if it’s really the best sustainable option for your product and the planet? To learn more, please join us for Unpacking the Compostable Packaging Market – a virtual roundtable discussion moderated by Associate Director Lisa Spicka.

In this webinar, we will learn about common types of compostable packaging, how to evaluate “sustainable fiber” packaging claims, how to know if a material is compostable, and how to evaluate if a compostable versus recyclable material may be the best for you. Our experts will also discuss how to education your consumers about end-of-life management, as well as introduce new compostable packaging technology that solves some of the problems currently associated with compostable fiber packaging. We look forward to seeing you there!

The webinar is free for SFTA members and $25 for non-members.


Gary Robinson, Director of Business Development,
Formable Packaging, North & South America, BillerudKorsnäs USA
Gary is a packaging graduate from Michigan State University with over 20 years of highly focused and diverse professional experience leading development for major consumer brands including: Kraft Foods, The Home Depot, Newell Rubbermaid, and a broad spectrum of consulting engagements. Gary enjoys tackling sustainability challenges through the lens of innovation.

Anne Bedarf, Senior Manager, Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Anne joined GreenBlue in September 2007 as a Project Manager for the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and is now a Senior Manager. Anne initiated the SPC’s How2Recycle Label Program, which was launched nationally in 2012 and continues to grow rapidly. She manages and teaches the Essentials of Sustainable Packaging curriculum. Currently she is also leading GreenBlue’s composting efforts, which include collaborating with industry and government on building the composting infrastructure; understanding the value of compostable packaging; and managing the local Charlottesville City Market citizen compostables drop-off program.