Sustainable packaging innovators earn kudos: Page 4 of 4

By Lisa McTigue Pierce in Sustainable Packaging on April 26, 2018

 

Outstanding Person: Ashley C. Hall, senior sustainability manager, Walmart, and Victor Bell, president, EPI

This year, the judges found two people worthy of the Outstanding Person award.

As senior sustainability manager at Walmart, Ashley Hall has been instrumental in the roll out of Walmart’s Sustainable Packaging Playbook and implementation of SPC’s How2Recycle labeling system. She has also built the packaging pillar of Project Gigaton, Walmart's ambitious pursuit to remove one gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

According to the entry: “[Ashley Hall] has driven change on every front of sustainable packaging, from sourcing recycled content and plant-based plastics, to optimizing material usage and enhancing product protection, to designing for recycling and improving recyclability messaging, to driving down carbon footprints. Driven by her inexhaustible motivation and ability to build momentum internally and with key partners, the scope and reach of her work is enormous.

“Ashley is creating a blueprint for sustainability professionals to follow, demonstrating the power of one individual to lead change at one of the world’s largest companies.”

 

Since becoming one of the founding members of the SPC in 2002, Victor Bell, president of global environmental packaging and product stewardship consultancy Environmental Packaging Intl. (EPI), has not only contributed greatly to the organization but has also influenced many local, state, federal and global governments. He has shared his knowledge with so many people by mentoring them about sustainability that it would be hard to find a sustainable packaging professional he has not touched.

An outspoken New Englander, Bell challenges people to think. His passion, insights and knowledge make him one of the great ambassadors of sustainability today.

Accepting their awards are Ashley Hall (above via a pre-recorded video because she was not able to attend in person) and a stunned and nearly speechless Victor Bell.

 

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