Naturally Austin and Naturally Boulder: Sustainable Packaging Solutions Webinar 4-28-20

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Webinar on sustainable packaging in the natural products industry, presented by Naturally Austin and Naturally Boulder on 4/28/20, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Featured panelists:
– Kate Bailey, Eco-Cycle
– Alyssa Harding, Sustainable Food Trade Association
– Carolyn Klindt, Danone
– Peter Mohr, ePac
– Helene Thibieroz, We Grow Green Tech

Moderated by Aimy Steadman of Future Proof

Naturally Austin and Naturally Boulder: Sustainable Packaging Solutions Webinar 4-28-20 from Naturally Boulder on Vimeo.

 

Notes from the Sustainable Packaging Solutions Webinar:

  • Cost is the main concern for sustainable packaging 
  • How to stay up to date – The Climate Collaborative Initiative, pre-competitive collaboration 
  • Expectations in industry: consumers putting more pressure on brands 
  • “Voting with your dollar” 
  • Ultimate solution – working together in harmony 
  • “Progress is perfection” – Carolyn Klindt 
    • Taking little steps 
  • Packing is the medium which preserves the food inside so packaging is especially important for CPG brands (Peter) 
  • Composting infrastructure is very immature vs. plastic recycling 
  • Key Takeaways – 
    • Create a sustainable design plan that’s holistic (Alyssa) 
    • Don’t be intimidated; just start and lean in and learn as you go (Carolyn) 
    • There are people/companies out there who want to help you reach your goals (Peter)