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Events SUSTPACK

Events SUSTPACK 2015 in Orlando In early April, GreenBlue‘s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and Smithers Pira, in association with Packaging Digest, held the first edition of SUSTPACK 2015: Collaborating to Move Sustainability Forward in Orlando, Florida, USA. SUSTPACK 2015 brought together CPGs, researchers, suppliers and sustainability experts – including Dow, Walmart, MIT, Target, 3M, Pepsi, Tetra Pak, Georgia Pacific, Annie‘s, the U.S. EPA, Johnson & Johnson and more – for two+ full days of intense examination of the materials, technologies and strategies needed to understand the dynamics driving the sustainable packaging industry forward. SUSTPACK 2015 speaker Meagan E. Smith, Program Director, PepsiCo Recycling commented that “there needs to be a change in both consumer behavior and industry structure. If we can work to find solutions that address both, we can do so much more in moving the needle on recycling.” Building off of the success of Smithers Pira‘s Sustainability in Packaging conference and GreenBlue‘s SPC Spring Conference, the SUSTPACK 2015 conference and exhibition examined the needs of the entire supply chain, from feedstock and material suppliers, to converters, brand owners, and other end users. In addition to those listed above, more than 50 organizations presented or exhibited over the three day event, including Innovia Films, NatureWorks, MHG, Novamont, Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI); Biopolymer Network Limited; bioplastics MAGAZINE and many others. “SUSTPACK 2015 covered a wide range of topics including, biopolymers, marine debris, and recyclability and recovery. The business executives, R&D leaders, government policy makers and investors in the room took a deep look at the many factors effecting,” said Barbara Fowler, conference director for Smithers Pira. “SUSTPACK 2015 kicked off with workshops, tours, and The Trashies, the packaging industry‘s newest awards honoring the people, process or public service behind the sustainable accomplishments in our industry. This was a truly stand-out event for packaging and sustainability professionals to come together.” One of the four awards went to Aveda, a manufacturer and distributor of cosmetic products that uses Braskem’s Green PE. Aveda, an Estee Lauder company, was nominated for the 2014 launch of their Dry Remedy Moisturizing Conditioner and Moisturizing Masque in tubes that combine post-consumer recycled content with plant-derived polyethylene, eliminating almost all virgin petrochemical plastic from the package. The bioplastic portion is biopolyethylene derived from sugarcane bagasse, the fibrous stalks remaining after sugarcane is crushed for sugar production. Since the Dry Remedy launch, Aveda has incorporated these materials into all of its new tubes and bottles for new product launches. This includes products in the following franchises: Smooth Infusion, Beautifying, Stress-Fix and all new travel sizes. “SUSTPACK 2015 was truly a can’t-miss event for the packaging industry. With the diverse range of topics, attendees from across the supply chain left Orlando with actionable sustainability insights for their companies.” said Nina Goodrich, Executive Director of GreenBlue and Director of the SPC. “Companies are looking for ways to share their sustainability story with consumers” adds Danielle Peacock, Project Manager, GreenBlue Consumers want to be an active participant in improving the sustainability of lives. Both want clear and accurate on-package recycling information. SUSTPACK 2015 delivered that.” www.sustainability-in-packaging.com/ From left to right: Steve Mahler (Caraustar), winner Mike Kennedy (Aveda) and Lisa Pierce (Packaging Digest) (Photo: Pira) 8 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/15] Vol. 10

P R E S E N T S 2015 T H E T E N T H A N N U A L G L O B A L A W A R D F O R D E V E L O P E R S , M A N U F A C T U R E R S A N D U S E R S O F B I O B A S E D P L A S T I C S . Call for proposals Enter your own product, service or development, or nominate your favourite example from another organisation Please let us know until July 30 th 1. What the product, service or development is and does 2. Why you think this product, service or development should win an award 3. What your (or the proposed) company or organisation does Your entry should not exceed 500 words (approx. 1 page) and may also be supported with photographs, samples, marketing brochures and/or technical documentation (cannot be sent back). The 5 nominees must be prepared to provide a 30 second videoclip More details and an entry form can be downloaded from www.bioplasticsmagazine.de/award The Bioplastics Award will be presented during the 10 th European Bioplastics Conference November 5-6 2015, Berlin, Germany supported by Sponsors welcome, please contact mt@bioplasticsmagazine.com bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/15] Vol. 10 9

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