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: day one - November 5, Oakland, CA
November 5-6, 2014
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
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 recovery/disposal.
Through this special two-day training course, 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.
Day one on November 5th will give a complete overview of sustainability considerations throughout the life cycle, and day two on November 6th will feature an extensive look at packaging waste and recovery, including a special guided tour of Waste Management's Davis Street Transfer Station. Participants attending both days receive a discounted registration.
Download the ESP Brochure
Please register as soon as possible to guarantee a spot in the upcoming ESP!
Full two-day registration:
SPC Members: $1100
Registration for day one - November 5th only:
SPC Members: $800
Registration for day two - November 6th only:
SPC Members: $500
Waste Management's Davis Street Transfer Station
2615 Davis St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
Oakland Marriott City Center
Address: 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607
Address: 495 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone:(510) 452-1776 hotel website
Anne Bedarf, Senior Manager
Anne Bedarf joined GreenBlue in September 2007 as a Project Manager for
the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and is now a Senior Manager. Anne leads the SPC's How2Recycle Label Project, and also manages and teaches the Essentials of Sustainable Packaging curriculum.
She was previously the Environmental and Safety Manager for the Rivanna
Solid Waste Authority and Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority in
Charlottesville, VA, where she led the implementation of an
Environmental Management System at a wastewater plant, water treatment
plants, and solid waste/recycling facilities. In addition, she managed a
landfill bioremediation project to include groundwater and air quality
monitoring. Anne has also been a Project Manager and Environmental
Scientist for the Environmental Company, Inc. (TEC) as well as a Fellow
with the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute. She holds a
Master of Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of
Virginia, with a focus on Sustainable Food System Planning, an MS in
Environmental Science and Ecology from the University of Maryland, and a
BA in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia. In her
free time, Anne enjoys gardening, keeping chickens, and working at music
festivals to implement recycling and composting.
Adam Gendell, Project Manager
Adam Gendell is a Project Manager with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and has been with
GreenBlue since early 2010. His work encompasses a wide range of corporate sustainability initiatives and leverages his expertise in stakeholder engagement, supply chain education, material recovery considerations, and life cycle-oriented design. Adam has worked with a diverse group of companies both in one-on-one advisory capacities and in focused groups to uncover common challenges and proliferate best practices. As a teacher, speaker, and writer, Adam has taught seminars on sustainability to hundreds of professionals in three countries and is a frequent writer of technical publications and popular articles. In addition, Adam has overseen the strategic development of several of GreenBlue's conferences and stakeholder engagement events. Prior to joining GreenBlue, Adam worked with a consulting firm specializing in water
resources management within the Rocky Mountain region. Adam has an extensive academic background encompassing physical and aquatic chemistry, materials science, toxicology and risk assessment, and hydrologic and environmental systems management. Adam holds a BS in Physics from James Madison University, and conducted extensive graduate studies in the Department of Geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines. Outside of GreenBlue, Adam enjoys traveling, playing the piano, wine, jazz, bluegrass, and the perpetual disappointments of being a Washington Redskins fan.