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Sustainability in Packaging US

March 8-10, 2023
Swissotel Chicago

Registration is open for Sustainability in Packaging US 2023!

Taking place March 8-10, 2023, Sustainability in Packaging US will return to Swissotel in Chicago, to unite a wide variety of stakeholders from brand owners and retailers, to packaging converters, manufacturers, suppliers, recyclers and more, to network, connect, and explore the future of sustainable packaging. Learn more about the key challenges, industry trends, market drivers, and new solutions that are steering the supply chain towards an increasingly circular economy and more sustainable future.
With three workshops, four tours, and two full days of general sessions, this year's event can't afford to be missed by anyone in the industry.

Thank you to Ink Factory Studio and our 2022 visual note taking sponsor UPM Raflatac. Click here to learn more about sponsoring in 2023.

The 2023 Pre-Conference Workshops: 

  • How Does Design for Circularity Link with Actual End-of-Life
  • Advanced Recycling
  • Innovative Packaging and the Circular Economy

The 2023 Session Topics:

  • State of the Packaging Industry – Where is Sustainability Going?
  • MRFs and Recycling
  • Alternative Materials, Recycling and Compostability
  • How to Engage at the National Scale for Regulations
  • Packaging Innovation – What is next?
  • Industry Trends Around Recyclable Packaging and Striving for Sustainability
  • Innovative Uses for Mixed Materials
  • Building Sustainability from Within
  • Working together as an industry


In 2022, attendees heard from key influencers and leading industry experts including PepsiCo, Target, HanesBrands Inc., Etsy, Walmart, Campbell Soup Company, Rothy's, The Recycling Partnership, and many more! 
Learn more about Sustainability in Packaging US 2022 below.



Sustainability in Packaging US Conference

"The conference itself is a great source of information.  In a lot of ways, it is like a state of the union, in terms of where we are globally with sustainability."
 INX International

2023 Sponsors & Exhibitors

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H.B. Fuller
TC Transcontinental Packaging
Stora Enso

2023 Advisory Board

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Dr. Sandeep Kulkarni - KoolEarth Solutions Inc.

Dr. Sandeep Kulkarni

Founder and President at KoolEarth Solutions Inc.
Jennifer McCracken - tms, a HAVI company

Jennifer McCracken

Director of Sustainability at tms, a HAVI company
Kelly L. Helein - Footprint

Kelly L. Helein

VP Strategic Accounts at Footprint
Sameer Talsania - PepsiCo R&D

Sameer Talsania

Senior Manager, External Innovation at PepsiCo R&D
Rose Shulman - The LEGO Group

Rose Shulman

Sustainable Packaging Manager at The LEGO Group
Paul Earl-Torniainen - Starbucks

Paul Earl-Torniainen

Lead Packaging Engineer, R&D at Starbucks

2022 Agenda

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Registration and Welcome Breakfast
Commercialized Successes in Packaging Sustainability
E-commerce Innovations and Sustainability in Retail
Material & Technology Innovations - Plastics
How do we build a workable recycling infrastructure?
What is the Latest in Paper-based?
Regulatory Updates
Registration and Welcome Breakfast
Reuse, Reducing Single Use Plastics and Smart Packaging
Sustainability through the Supply Chain - Collaboration
How are brands leading the way in sustainability?
Sustainability and the Environment – How Companies are “Fixing” Packaging
Chris Fox - HanesBrands Inc.

Chris Fox

VP, Chief Sustainability Officer at HanesBrands Inc.
Rachel Zipperian - Procter & Gamble

Rachel Zipperian

Principal Scientist and Communications Manager, Herbal Essence at Procter & Gamble
Simon Locke - The Body Shop

Simon Locke

Sustainable Design Innovation Manager at The Body Shop
Anne T. Bedarf - Colgate-Palmolive Company

Anne T. Bedarf

Packaging Sustainability Manager, Global Design and Packaging at Colgate-Palmolive Company
Camille Herrera - Driscoll's

Camille Herrera

Packaging Development and Sustainability Manager at Driscoll's
Marie-Anne Champoux-Guimond - Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP)

Marie-Anne Champoux-Guimond

Sustainability Manager at Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP)

"Excellent for presentations, networking, and information from exhibitors." - Digimarc Corporation