Circularity: Innovative Solutions to Address the Plastic Challenge: free webinar, January 17

A useful learning and networking opportunity for anyone interested in ESG: The Circularity: Innovative Solutions to Address the Plastic Challenge free webinar on January 17.

At VERGE 22, the U.S. Plastics Pact and Walmart announced the winners of the first Sustainable Packaging Innovation Award, showing exciting innovations in the areas of recyclability, compostability, refill and reuse. The importance of circular solutions is twofold: keeping plastic out of the environment and reducing emissions associated with creating virgin packaging materials. In an hour-long webinar, GreenBiz’s Jon Smieja will chat with leaders from the U.S. Pact, Walmart and the four winners to go deeper into their innovations and how they can help accelerate the circular transition. Among the topics they will cover:

  • Considering the consumer experience when designing for circularity
  • Areas where we urgently need circular solutions
  • Getting circularity to scale

Tune in to learn about these exciting innovations and why addressing plastic waste must be a critical component of every business’s climate action strategy. Take a look at Walmart’s Circular Connector platform.


  • Jon Smieja, VP, Circularity & Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group


  • Emily Tipaldo, Executive Director, U.S. Plastics Pact
  • Ashley Hall, Director, Sustainable Packaging, Walmart
  • Lauren Sweeney, Co-Founder and CEO, DeliverZero
  • Ed Haedt, Director of Business Development, Amcor Flexibles North America
  • Michael Sands, Co-Founder/Ceo, Smile Compostables Solutions
  • Mark Pszczolkowski, Principal R&D Scientist, The Clorox Company

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