Putting a friendly face on the sustainable packaging community

By Chandler Slavin in Sustainable Packaging on June 17, 2016

When the movers and shakers in the sustainable packaging arena got together this spring in Chicago for the SustPack 2016 event, it wasn’t all work, work, work. Along with nearly 50 conference sessions, the event also offered local tours, pub crawls, Dinner & Dialogue meals, award recognition and other edutainment opportunities.

Here is a lighthearted look at some of the fun we enjoyed and shared on Twitter during the three-day experience.


GreenBlue’s Executive Director Nina Goodrich (left) and Packaging Digest’s Executive Editor Lisa Pierce at SUSTPACK16, day 1. Photo courtesy of @DrGailB.


GreenBlue’s Anne Bedarf (left) and Packaging Digest’s / Dordan Manufacturing’s Chandler Slavin discuss space, physics and the meaning of life before SUSTPACK16 tours. Photo courtesy of @DrGailB.


Method bottler Amcor blow-molds on-site at Method; Amcor staff pictured. Photo courtesy of @DordanMfg.


SUSTPACK16 attendees at Waste Management’s Willow Creek Quarry Composting Facility. Photo courtesy of @ZAGrrl.


Breakfast and beers for #SUSTPACK16 attendees at Goose Island morning tour. Photo courtesy of @HughesBrews.


Trashie Award Recipients include representatives from Dow Chemical, Accredo, and Seventh Generation. Photo courtesy of @zhanghants.


Dinner & Dialogue with Dell’s Oliver Campbell (second from right) and Packaging Digest’s Lisa Pierce (far left) at SUSTPACK16.


Reward for a successful day at #SUSTPACK16, day 1. Photo courtesy of @CBDavidsonPhD.


Target’s Kim Carswell and TIPA’s Elzaphan Hotam at #SUSTPACK16.

Over 450 attendees learn about sustainable packaging at SUSTPACK16 in Chicago.

(See, we did work, too!)

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