New Conference to Focus on Technical Foundations of Successful Sustainability Programs

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) Institute for Sustainability and Summit Publishing Company’s Greener Package are hosting the Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2011—Advancing the Greener Supply Chain, March 16 to 18, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.  Looking to examine the pivotal role packaging plays in implementing sustainability across the business supply chain, the event will bring scientists and engineers with cross-industry expertise in sustainability together with packaging professionals looking for real-world solutions.

Presentations will cover the value proposition for sustainable packaging, how to avoid “greening” in isolation, and data and analysis measurement tools, including life cycle assessment, eco-efficiency measures, and total cost assessment. The symposium will span all areas of packaging, including bioplastics, compostable vs. biodegradable, waste management and recycling, renewable resources, reusability, and source reduction. Attendees will explore technology and materials innovations, as well as current best practices of global companies.

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