Webinar Recording February 17, 2023
Trends in More Sustainable Flexible Packaging
Flexible packaging has evolved over the last few decades to maximize package performance both in terms of product protection and consumer convenience. This has led to complex multi-material structures that are tuned to meet market demands. Recently another demand has been added to the list: sustainability. Although generally having a very low carbon footprint when compared to other packaging formats, unfortunately, most of the flexible packaging on the market today ends up in a landfill after a single use. Join us to hear more about how Amcor and others in the packaging industry are working together to improve the end of life for flexible packaging while still maintaining all the benefits the format has to offer.
Rebecca Mick, PhD combines her passion for polymers and the environment as the Technical Sustainability Lead in the global Core R&D group at Amcor. She applies her technical expertise to the entire sustainable package lifecycle: from pellet to package to pellet. Rebecca is currently leading Amcor’s flexible R&D sustainability program, helping to leverage Amcor’s sustainability developments around the world. She looks forward to educating customers about these efforts and the ever-changing recycling landscape. Rebecca has a PhD in Chemical Engineering specializing in polymer rheology from Illinois Institute of Technology.
Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home- and personal-care, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve value chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly light-weighted, recyclable and reusable, and made using a rising amount of recycled content. Around 50,000 Amcor people generate US$13 billion in sales from operations that span about 250 locations in 40-plus countries. NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC