Vice President of Packaging and Sustainabilityat
Consumer Brands Association
At the Consumer Brands Association,
Stasz works on issues such as recycling,
waste, sourcing, supply chain
sustainability and other topics as they
pertain to the consumer packaged goods
Among other initiatives, she is leading a
national effort to address the broken
recycling system in the United States.
Through this effort, Stasz is working to
raise recycling rates, reduce the amount
of packaging waste sent to landfills,
prevent marine debris and ensure
recyclable packaging gets recycled.
She also leads the Food Waste
Reduction Alliance (FWRA), a crossindustry
initiative to reduce food waste
sent to landfills and increase food
donations to food banks in the United
Sustainability Project Managerat
Rehrig Pacific Company
Mike Riola is the Sustainability Project Manager for the Rehrig Pacific Company. He has over 20 years of experience in the injection molding industry, with an extensive background in alternative plastic materials and rigid packaging. Mike leads the team focused on all sustainability initiatives.
Mike ensures Rehrig Pacific is on the cutting edge of alternative material use. He partners with Fortune 500 and environmental waste companies to find solutions to their recycling needs. He began his career as a Plant Engineer and evolved into positions including Plant Manager and Operations Manager; he brings this hands-on knowledge to his current role.
Head of Advanced Materials & Circular Economyat
Julia Attwood leads the Advanced Materials team at Bloomberg NEF. She writes about the emerging materials and manufacturing technologies helping to decarbonize industry. Prior to this, she was BNEF's expert in lithium-ion battery technologies, costs and supply chain. Before joining BNEF, Julia developed educational materials on energy generation systems and researched advanced polymer composites. Julia holds a PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of Cambridge.
Policy Analyst in the Solid Waste Programat
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
David Allaway is a senior policy analyst at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Materials Management Program. Since 1989, he has helped hundreds of businesses and communities across North America to reduce the environmental impacts of materials and wastes. At Oregon, David has led efforts to develop and update the nation’s first sub-national consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions inventory, served as an invited science advisor to Wal-Mart’s Packaging Sustainable Value Network, and served as an advisor to Paul Hawken’s Project Drawdown and the New York Times bestseller Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. His current work is focused on the design and implementation of several next-generation policies and programs as Oregon transitions from end-of-life “waste management” to holistic, full life cycle sustainable materials management. David has a B.A. in physics from Carleton College, Minnesota and is the recipient of awards from the US EPA, the Association of Oregon Recyclers, and the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment.