EarthX hosted AMERIPEN at Earthx2019 to collaboratively envision solutions for sustainable packaging strategies and systems. The “Innovation Needs for Circular Packaging Systems” meeting focused on the role packaging plays in a more sustainable society, economy, and environment. Discussions were lead on increasing incentives, package recovery and reuse, the value chain, and composting.

Another main component of the conversation was about the package design stage – and the future recoverability of those pieces. A real interest was taken in the talks surrounding composting for distributors involved in closed-looped settings such as stadium concessions.

With over 25 corporations participating, the packaging industry was well- represented in Dallas for this year’s AMERIPEN Salon roundtable.