Meeting Archive:
Special Open Forum discussing The SPC's Stance on Biodegradability Additives in Petroleum-Based Plastics

Meeting Description:

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has released a formal position paper against biodegradability additives for petroleum-based plastics, which are marketed as enhancing the sustainability of plastic by rendering the material biodegradable. The SPC has evaluated the use of biodegradability additives for conventional petroleum-based plastics, and has found that these additives do not offer any sustainability advantage and they may actually result in more environmental harm.

During the webinar, SPC Senior Manager Adam Gendell will discuss the position paper in depth and lead a conversation among members about this stance.
Date: Wed, Dec 16, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): GreenBlue
 Presenter Information
Adam Gendell
Speaker Photo

Adam Gendell is a Senior Manager at GreenBlue where he works primarily on GreenBlue’s flagship project the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Adam‘s work with the packaging value chain touches on goal-setting, design considerations, and stakeholder engagement. Adam has developed and delivered training seminars for hundreds of packaging professionals, including the Coalition’s Fall conference SPC Advance. Since joining GreenBlue in 2010 he has brought together stakeholder groups to lead work on topics ranging from life-cycle-oriented design to substantiation data for FTC-compliant recyclability claims. Most recently, Adam spearheaded a collaboration between packaging trade associations, recycling-focused NGOs, and government agencies to conduct a robust nationwide study on consumer access to recycling systems.He coordinates several Industry Leadership Committees and is a frequent speaker and writer on sustainability topics. In 2013 Adam served on the PAC NEXT Leadership Council.