The last few years I have had the pleasure of attending sustainable packaging conference SustPack as a writer and reporter for Packaging Digest. This year, SustPack has evolved into two different sustainable packaging conferences: SPC Impact (San Francisco), produced by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, and Sustainability in Packaging (Chicago), produced by Smithers Pira. Packaging Digest has partnered exclusively with the SPC for their spring conference, SPC Impact; so, I get to go to San Fran to report from the front lines of sustainable packaging!!!
SPC Impact promises to offer an impressive assortment of sustainable packaging expertise as it relates to "the big picture" of sustainability. The conference website reads,
Industry efforts to improve packaging are widespread and a common understanding has been developed, allowing more advanced conversations throughout the entire supply chain. It’s time to ensure that our actions are aligned with the bigger picture. Meaningful progress needs to be made towards the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and packaging improvements and innovations have the power to contribute. SPC Impact brings together the leading packaging decision-makers and influencers to focus on contextualizing opportunities for packaging, expanding the possibilities while bringing perspective of our planetary boundaries.
Having participated in sustainable packaging conferences for almost 10 years, I am excited by the contextualized, action-oriented approach SPC Impact is taking. As noted above, the rhetoric on sustainable packaging has become rather sophisticated; what matters now, therefore, is using the industry's elevated knowledge to facilitate measurable progress on environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
To learn more about SPC Impact, click here.
I hope to see you in San Fran April 24-26 for SPC Impact!