Ikea, Keurig Green Mountain, SC Johnson, Wegmans, Target, Dell and many more to headline at SustPack 2016

Posted: March 28, 2016 by
Melissa Adams

Will you be at SustPack 2016?

As a sustainable packaging professional, there are many reasons why SustPack 2016 needs to be on your calendar this year. Whether it's the 50+ presentations from over 60 speakers,  two keynote presentations from Ikea and Un- School of Disruptive Design, the three interactive workshops or the six sustainability tours being offered, SustPack will allow you to share your passion with over 450 sustainable packaging colleagues.

Being held in Chicago, a city actively putting forward initiatives to preserve the environment, reduce waste and control energy consumption, SustPack 2016- April 11-13- will also "walk the walk" by featuring sessions devoted to Cities that Lead and What It Take To Lead, Sustainability Goal Setting, The Circular Packaging Design and Compostable Packaging.

Additionally, SustPack will take an in-depth look at issues the industry is currently facing, such as what is needed to overcome the main challenges currently faced with glass recycling, how packaging can be hurting your brand, aluminum and how it’s transforming the packaging industry and are we heading into a waste management crisis?

Both experts in the field of packaging, David Simnick, CEO & Co-Founder of Soapbox Soaps and Scott Coors, CEO and Co-Founder of ALeco Container LLC, recently sat down with Smithers Pira to expand on these challenges.

According to Coors “As companies look to minimize cost and inefficiencies in a continual drive to increase profitability, the answer may be aluminum packaging. Today’s aluminum can represents the near-perfect evolution of sustainable packaging - it is completely recyclable, offers excellent product protection, is lightweight and efficient.”

In terms of packaging and brand challenges, Simnick states that “Packaging is important. Obsess over it. It is your last chance to sell your product and can be just as important as the product itself.  It’s hard to master the packaging challenges of sharing your mission effectively without being too cluttered, without guilt, and while still communicating the ingredients, benefits, and RTB's of the product.”

In addition to ALeco and SoapBox Soaps, other sustainable leaders from Target, Novelis, Mars, Seventh Generation, Pepsi, Campbell’s SC Johnson, Dow, O-I, Pratt Industries, and Keurig Green Mountain will be on hand to give cutting edge presentations at this year’s program.

Melissa Adams is senior marketing specialist at at Smithers,
a partner of Package Design magazine and ST Media Group International.