Winner: Jeff Wooster
If you’ve attended a sustainable packaging conference or participated on a committee in the last several years, chances are that you’ve met Jeff Wooster, global sustainability director, Dow Chemical Co. I have seen firsthand how he leads to advance important sustainability initiatives.
For example, in 2014, Wooster led the Energy Bag Pilot Program in which approximately 6,000 pounds of typically non-recycled plastic items were diverted from landfills. In this program, Dow partnered with the Flexible Packaging Association, Republic Services, Agilyx, Reynolds Consumer Products and the City of Citrus Heights, CA, to drive this energy recovery project.
Additionally, Wooster chairs the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Div. Packaging Team and serves as the lead Dow representative on the Flexible Packaging Association’s Sustainability Task Force. He also serves on the Board of Directors and is the current president of AMERIPEN. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for GreenBlue, the parent for the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.
Wooster accepts his award from competition organizer Steve Mahler, design manager and sustainable package development manager at Caraustar Industries, and me, Lisa Pierce.
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