Unwrapping Ambitious Packaging Commitments in the U.S.

Event Date: 
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
The Chamber Foundation released a report that summarizes the insights from this event. Click here to access the report.

Companies and countries across the globe are stepping up with ambitious commitments to create 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging with the intent to design out or ban single use packaging that does not offer a recovery solution. With recovery there is a tight interconnection between what happens globally and the impact on domestic markets. The U.S. packaging industry is under pressure to meet these goals in the face of a crashing global recycled commodities market, rapidly changing legislation across the globe, and active consumer/advocacy campaigns.

In collaboration with AMERIPEN, this salon conversation explored current capacity, future needs, and environmental tradeoffs in order to help companies meet their goals in the United States. Attendees left with a deeper understanding of the context for meeting recovery goals in the U.S. and the collaborative models and actions needed to realize success.

Participants included raw material providers, converters, sustainable packaging managers, waste management professionals, reprocessors, associations, government officials, and packaging technology innovators. At the event, attendees had the opportunity to:

  • Get Inspired: Hear from speakers on the current landscape and implications for domestic recovery
  • Share Knowledge: Exchange ideas and challenges to obtain new insights and identify cutting edge practices for driving sustainable packaging targets
  • Connect with Colleagues: Network with peers across sectors and industries to identify new and innovative pre-competitive collaboration ideas and opportunities
  • Disseminate Insights: Advance the field through an insights report that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and AMERIPEN will produce and disseminate following the discussion

If you have any questions or want to learn more, please contact Stephanie Potter.