SustPack 2017, Leading Packaging Sustainability Conference and Exhibition to Be Held April 24-26

December 6, 2016

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and Smithers Pira, have announced the dates and location for SustPack 2017, a three day event offering a comprehensive look at the inputs, outputs and impacts of packaging in supply chain sustainability. SustPack 2017 will host over 500 brands, organizations, government officials and academia in Scottsdale, Arizona, April 24-26, 2017.

Through engaging panel conversations and exploratory workshops and tours around the Phoenix area, the 2017 program will provide a wide variety of sessions aimed at elevating the conversation around sustainable packaging. Presenters will review the end-of-life debates across recycling and composting, and will assess the commercial, environmental, and societal impacts of improving packaging sustainability. SustPack is a conference for all members of the supply chain, from sustainability directors to material manufacturers, who will come together to discuss challenges, innovations and ideas.

“For SustPack 2017 we are preparing an event program that will thread through packaging inputs such as sustainable sourcing, the demystification of packaging metrics and policy in North America, outputs in e-commerce packaging and impacts in the supply chain through food waste reduction, compostable packaging and building trust in recycling,” said Nina Goodrich, Executive Director of GreenBlue and Director of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. “Attendees will get an extensive update on what is happening in the space and how they and their companies can take part in advancing packaging sustainability.”

A few of this year’s confirmed speakers include Amazon, Nike, Coca-Cola Company, Intel, Target and many more.

“Building off the success of last year’s program, the 2017 conference will continue to offer attendees the opportunity to develop partnerships with other organizations that will benefit their products and bottom line, as well as find out how to create a package that their customers will love and that is truly sustainable,” said Ciaran Little Director of Operations – Americas at Smithers Pira. “With over 500 business executives, R&D leaders, Sustainability Directors and government policy makers slated to attend, SustPack 2017 continues to be a must-attend event for the sustainable packaging supply chain.”

Registration for SustPack 2017 is now open. Sustainable Packaging Coalition members can register here, open registration can be done here.

About Smithers Pira

Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, the company provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance. For more information, visit

About the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition®, a project of GreenBlue, is a membership group that brings together business, educational institutions, and government agencies to collectively broaden the understanding of packaging sustainability and develop meaningful improvements for packaging systems. Through strong member support, an informed and science-based approach, supply chain collaborations and continuous outreach, the SPC endeavors to build packaging systems that encourage economic prosperity and a sustainable flow of materials. For more information, visit or follow the SPC on Twitter @SPCspotlight