Each December 2011 through 2014, trade association and non-profit executives from the entire sustainable food & beverage packaging value chain met in Washington D.C. for a day of vibrant dialogue and sharing.

For the final three years, Global Green's D.C. office hosted the meeting. Ei orchestrated the meeting administration, moderated the meeting presentations and strategy session, and documented the powerful meeting dialogue in a ZWA Blog article.

Mission Accomplished: the original meeting intention was to harness industry synergies among the complementary organizations. During the 2014 presentation, it was empowering to witness the tremendous synergies, along with many joint pilots | programs, among the meeting participants. Beginning in 2015, the group convenes with a two-hour conference call rather than a full-day meeting.

2014 Annual Sustainable Food & Beverage Packaging Value Chain Meeting

December 11, 2014
Global Green USA Office, Washington D.C.

The ZWA blog article, Sustainable F&B Packaging: moving from an emerging to a maturing industry, documents the meeting, while the Ei FB album Fourth Annual Sustainable F&B Packaging Value Chain Meeting gives the pictorial recap. The day's agenda, participants and PowerPoint presentations are available for download below.

12-11-14 F&B Pkg Mtg Agenda 12-11-14 F&B Pkg Mtg Agenda (1032 KB)

12-11-14 F&B Pkg Mtg Participants List 12-11-14 F&B Pkg Mtg Participants List (49 KB)

American Biogas Council - Patrick Serfass American Biogas Council - Patrick Serfass (16883 KB)

Biodegradable Products Institute - Steve Mojo Biodegradable Products Institute - Steve Mojo (2074 KB)

DC Environmental Network - Chris Weiss DC Environmental Network - Chris Weiss (7101 KB)

Elemental Impact - Holly Elmore Elemental Impact - Holly Elmore (13720 KB)

Foodservice Packaging Institute - Lynn Dyer Foodservice Packaging Institute - Lynn Dyer (420 KB)

Global Green's Coalition for Resource Recovery - Matt de la Houssaye Global Green's Coalition for Resource Recovery - Matt de la Houssaye (590 KB)

Green Seal - Brie Welzer Green Seal - Brie Welzer (2908 KB)

GreenBlue's Sustainable Packaging Coalition - Anne Bedarf GreenBlue's Sustainable Packaging Coalition - Anne Bedarf (2856 KB)

Institute for Local Self-Reliance - Brenda Platt Institute for Local Self-Reliance - Brenda Platt (19437 KB)

National Restaurant Association - Elissa Elan National Restaurant Association - Elissa Elan (5875 KB)

US Composting Council - Cary Oshins US Composting Council - Cary Oshins (30808 KB)


2013 Annual Sustainable Food & Beverage Packaging Value Chain Meeting

December 12, 2013
Global Green USA Office, Washington D.C.

The ZWA blog post, Tackling the Challenges | Barriers to Sustainable Packaging, documents the powerful meeting, while the Ei FB album 2013 Annual F&B Packaging Value Chain Meeting gives the pictorial recap. The day's agenda, participants and PowerPoint presentations are available for download below.

Annual F&B Packaging Value Chain Meeting | Agenda Annual F&B Packaging Value Chain Meeting | Agenda (1162 KB)

Annual F&B Packaging Value Chain Meeting | Participants Annual F&B Packaging Value Chain Meeting | Participants (1182 KB)

Elemental Impact | Holly Elmore Elemental Impact | Holly Elmore (24071 KB)

Foodservice Packaging Institute | Lynn Dyer Foodservice Packaging Institute | Lynn Dyer (4595 KB)

Global Green USA | Lily Kelly Global Green USA | Lily Kelly (4343 KB)

Glass Packaging Institute | Bryan Vickers Glass Packaging Institute | Bryan Vickers (2592 KB)

Green Seal | Linda Chipperfield Green Seal | Linda Chipperfield (8239 KB)

GreenBlue | Anne Bedarf GreenBlue | Anne Bedarf (1540 KB)

Institute for Local Self-Reliance | Brenda Platt Institute for Local Self-Reliance | Brenda Platt (27046 KB)

National Restaurant Association | Laura Abshire National Restaurant Association | Laura Abshire (4071 KB)

US Composting Council | Leanne Spaulding US Composting Council | Leanne Spaulding (1394 KB)


2012 Building the Path: Exploring the Value Chain of Food | Beverage Packaging

December 12, 2012
Global Green USA Offices, Washington D.C.

The ZWA Blog post, Second Annual F&B Packaging Meeting, gives a meeting overview while the Ei FB album, BUILDING THE PATH: Exploring the Value Chain of F&B Packaging, is a pictorial recap.

Meeting Agenda, Attendees & Presentations:

12-12-12 FS Packaging Meeting Agenda 12-12-12 FS Packaging Meeting Agenda (487 KB)

12-12-12 D.C. Meeting Attendees 12-12-12 D.C. Meeting Attendees (93 KB)

12-12-12 Container Recycling Institute Presentation at Value Chain 12-12-12 Container Recycling Institute Presentation at Value Chain (1930 KB)

12-12-12 D.C. Environmental Network Presentation at Value Chain Meeting 12-12-12 D.C. Environmental Network Presentation at Value Chain Meeting (1442 KB)

12-12-12 Ei Presentation at Value Chain Meeting 12-12-12 Ei Presentation at Value Chain Meeting (706 KB)

12-12-12 Foodservice Packaging Institute Presentation at Value Chain Meeting 12-12-12 Foodservice Packaging Institute Presentation at Value Chain Meeting (951 KB)

12-12-12 Glass Packaging Institute Presentation at Value Chain Meeting 12-12-12 Glass Packaging Institute Presentation at Value Chain Meeting (895 KB)

12-12-12 CoRR Presentation at Value Chain Meeting 12-12-12 CoRR Presentation at Value Chain Meeting (1051 KB)

12-12-12 GreenBlue Institute and Sustainable Packaging Coalition Presentation at Value Chain Meeting 12-12-12 GreenBlue Institute and Sustainable Packaging Coalition Presentation at Value Chain Meeting (1177 KB)

12-12-12 Institute for Local Self-Reliance Presentation at Value Chain Meeting 12-12-12 Institute for Local Self-Reliance Presentation at Value Chain Meeting (3187 KB)

12-12-12 Keep America Beautiful Presentation at Value Chain Meeting 12-12-12 Keep America Beautiful Presentation at Value Chain Meeting (1070 KB)

12-12-12 U.S. Composting Council Presentation at Value Chain Meeting 12-12-12 U.S. Composting Council Presentation at Value Chain Meeting (2191 KB)


2011 Building the Path: Exploring the Value Chain of Food | Beverage Packaging

December 14, 2011
National Restaurant Association offices, Washington D.C.
For details on the powerful meeting visit the ZWA Blog, Sustainable Foodservice Packaging Meeting.

Link to the Video of Holly's Presentation