Events Details

Education and Outreach

As part of the SPC's education and outreach, it holds several in-person and online meetings and educational events a year. The SPC believes it will require collaboration throughout the supply chain to affect the change needed to realize sustainable packaging. As a result, the SPC continually looks for opportunities to advance its mission through participation in and hosting of conferences and meetings.


Essentials of Sustainable Packaging: Atlanta

February 26, 2013
Atlanta, Georgia

The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging offers a comprehensive introduction to sustainability considerations that apply to the entire packaging life cycle: material sourcing, packaging design, manufacturing, transport, and final disposal.

Through this one-day seminar, packaging professionals and corporate sustainability decision-makers will learn about the essential sustainability considerations for packaging and the strategies needed to create packaging that is beneficial for people and the planet. Using real world examples and interactive discussions, attendees will learn how a holistic view of sustainability applies to their packaging operations.

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Please register as soon as possible to guarantee a spot in the upcoming ESP! Register with Packaging Strategies.

SPC Members: $650

Nonmembers: $995


InterContinental Buckhead
3315 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
United States




Minal Mistry, Senior Manager

Minal is a Project Manager at GreenBlue with primary responsibilities to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. At GreenBlue, Minal brought to market COMPASS® (Comparative Packaging Assessment), an LCA-based online packaging evaluation software. He also leads the organization’s international outreach and education initiatives, with an emphasis on supply chains in Asia and Latin America, and contributes to various technical resources developed by the SPC. Minal has a background in ecology, policy, and consulting and has over 12 years of management experience in varied fields including data infrastructure, Internet, environmental chemistry, technical training, and consulting. He has contributed to EDF-DuPont’s Nano Risk Framework, a voluntary policy framework for the responsible development of nanotechnology, as well as NSF-336 Sustainable Textiles Standard and a regional carbon emission reduction effort in California. Minal holds an MBA focused on the influence of business on sustainability in developing countries, an MA in International Environmental Policy, and a BS in Wildlife Zoology. Minal is an avid traveler and has traveled extensively in developing countries.


Eric DesRoberts, Project Associate

Eric joined GreenBlue as a Project Associate in May 2011. He is primarily responsible for conducting technical research on packaging materials and other sustainable packaging issues for to support the growing SPC project portfolio. Eric recently completed an MS in Resource Economics and Policy at the University of Maine, where he researched the environmental impacts of potato-based bioplastic production in the state of Maine and the policy implications of its integration into packaging. Through this research, Eric gained expertise in bio-based packaging materials, Extended Producer Responsibility and Product Stewardship legislation, LCA methods, and economic modeling. Eric was also a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow at the University of Maine. In addition, Eric holds a BA in Economics from Hartwick College.