The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of society. While the role of plastics in the world has been challenged for decades, the plastics industry has been a leader, a partner, a helper, a live-saver, a ground-breaker during one of the greatest public-health and economic crisis to date. Listen to these panelists describe their vital roles in combating this paramount threat to public health, and what can be expected as the “next normal.”
Daniel Clusky will explore the topic Reinventing 60 Years of Flexible Food Packaging. In 5 years. The presentation will focus on business opportunities related to the fact that 20% of the world’s packaging is controlled by CPGs who have committed to use recyclable, reusable, or compostable packaging by 2025. It will focus on gaps in the industry where customer needs for toughness, barrier, and speed are not filled with recyclable mono-material packaging. Companies that lean into the technology gaps in mono-material packaging will be set up for success as 2025 approaches.
Todd Becker will speak firsthand about the realities of global efforts to eliminate plastic waste in our oceans and the natural environment. In this engaging session, Todd Becker will share his experience visiting the beautiful fishing village of Muncar, Project STOP’s first partner city, located in the East Java province of Indonesia. One of his key insights is that plastic pollution in developing countries is a waste management issue, and flexibles are a key component. Real innovation is needed to create robust and economical waste management systems that incorporate the recycling of flexibles.