Boulder, CO – September 8, 2023 –
With packaging ranking among the top three most important sustainability issues facing the pet industry, the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) has worked hard to provide as many resources, tools, and programs as possible to equip the pet industry to tackle this issue. PSC launched the Packaging Pledge at SuperZoo 2022, and is now helping businesses in the pet industry transition to recyclable, refillable, and compostable packaging by 2025. Previously, PSC developed and launched Flex Forward, a return-to-retail pilot program that collected over 8,000 lbs of post-consumer packaging for recycling trials and was completed in 2022.
Across the industry, brands looking to move toward more sustainable packaging have identified hurdles that slow progress on their sustainable packaging journey, from on-pack labeling, legislation, how to make a package recyclable, and PFAS. Upon noting these trending topics, PSC saw the unique opportunity to bring experts directly to the pet industry community to better address these concerns.
Beginning September 12th through October 10th, the Pet Sustainability Coalition will host five weekly 1-hour webinars highlighting and discussing some of the major topics happening in the pet packaging space. During this Packaging Webinar Series, attendees will see topics including How2Recycle Labeling, Design for Recyclability, PFAS in pet packaging, global packaging legislation, and tools for recyclable packaging.
As Ali Boden, Sr Packaging Program Manager of PSC reflects, “with the ever-changing landscape surrounding sustainable packaging, we constantly strive to connect experts in fields such as legislation, recycling and on-pack labeling, and PFAS to the PSC community. In my daily interactions with PSC members, inquiries relating to these topics have come up frequently. I’m excited to provide a forum for these questions to be answered by those most knowledgeable in that space.”
The Webinar series will serve as a precursor for some of the in-depth discussions that will occur at PSC’s signature packaging event, UnPacked next year. PSC is excited to bring leaders from Dow, GreenBlue, Root, The Recycling Partnership, and Charter Next Generation to these webinars as experts on each topic discussed.
How to Register
The Pet Sustainability Coalition Packaging Webinar Series is open to the pet industry community, and will occur on the following dates from 8:30-9:30 am Mountain Time:
- September 12th: Designing for Recyclability with Dow
- September 19th: Global Packaging Legislation with Root
- September 26th: PFAS in Pet Packaging with Charter Next Generation
- October 3rd: Tools to Design for Recyclability with The Recycling Partnership
- October 10th: How2Recycle Labeling with GreenBlue
Can’t attend each session? Not to worry, registrants will be provided access to rewatch content and sessions after the webinar series is completed.
Register for the Packaging Webinar Series today by following this link. Note that PSC Members receive a 100% discount code. Please email email@example.com if you have yet to receive the code, or have any questions regarding this event.
About the Pet Sustainability Coalition
The Pet Sustainability Coalition advances business through profitable environmental and social business practices. Founded in 2013 by eight companies, PSC now serves more than 170 member companies across the pet industry, helping them to progress on their sustainability practices, set and strive for ambitious goals, and report on their achievements. Additionally the PSC leads retailers, distributors, brands and suppliers in pursuing collaborative solutions to some of the largest industry-wide issues, such as sustainable packaging and protein sourcing. Connect with us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at www.petsustainability.org.