Canadian Packaging

Ocean Litter, Packaging and the Circular Economy – PAC Packaging Consortium webinar

Join PAC on March 8, 2018 for a webinar examining how plastic pollution in our oceans is causing the packaging industry to rethink how it packages products.

February 12, 2018
by Canadian Packaging staff

Mintel‘s report on Global Packaging Trends 2018 states, “Plastic packaging adrift in the world’s oceans will become the catalyst driving brands to rethink packaging in a context consumers can understand and act upon.”

The urgency to address plastic litter in oceans, lakes and rivers continues to drive the need for a circular economy, and this urgency has influenced policymakers and has sparked new packaging developments as a result.

Join the PAC Packaging Consortium for a one-hour webinar “Ocean Litter, Packaging and the Circular Economy” with its panel of experts who will explore:

  • What is marine debris and ocean plastic? Why should consumers and the packaging industry care?
  • What are the solutions to this issue as it relates to the circular economy? What is the role of governments and policymakers?
  • How are brands rethinking their packaging to address marine debris and ocean plastic?


  • Ocean Wise sustainability manager Alexis Scoon;
  • Metro Vancouver director of solid waste planning Andrew Marr;
  • Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics ethical buying team Gary Calicdan;
  • Urban Polymers Group communications & outreach manager Eadaoin Quinn.

Facilitated by PAC Packaging Consortium director of sustainability Rachel Morier.

Thursday, March 8, 2018
10 – 11 AM Pacific
12 -1 PM Central
1 – 2 PM Eastern

PAC Members: FREE
Non Members: CDN $49 / US $40*

*All proceeds from this webinar will be donated to Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and the Ocean Legacy Foundation.

About PAC
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