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2022 Convention - Day 1: Session 1.3

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2022 Convention Program Day 1 - Tuesday 23 August 2022 

Featured Speakers : Session 1.3 - Innovation in Packaging 


Keith Chessell  

Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) - Education Team

Topic: The Swing to Paper from Plastic packaging - barrier, recyclability & PFAS

About:

Keith Chessell FAIP has 46 years’ experience within the Food, Beverage & Confectionery industry (Cottee’s, Schweppes, Pepsi, Cadbury, Kraft/Mondelez) with the innovation and development of new products and the relaunch of existing products and packaging. In recent years his focus has been on sustainable packaging design and assisting the AIP & WPO on Save Foods initiatives and training support for Educational institutions. Judging packaging designs awards has been a great

interest over the past 10 years and he has combined this with his ‘Sustainable Packaging Design’ consultancy and supporting AIP and industry in Sustainable Packaging Design & Save Foods initiatives and is the AIP representative on the LCA Standards Australia committee, was the AIP Board representative for APCO and is on the APCO Technical Advisory Committee. Keith is a Fellow of the AIP, a Life Member of the AIP and a Lifetime Achievement Award winner for the WPO.

Presentation Overview:

Coming soon. 


Dr Sean O'Malley

Green Man Solutions - Sustainability and Science Consultant

Topic: Concerns with PFAS and Packaging

About:

Dr Sean O’Malley is an ecologist by training but spent most of his early working life as a research and development manager in a range of fast-moving consumer goods companies in local and international roles. Sean joined Planet Ark in 2008 following a joint project with industry on bioplastics and composting. Subsequently heading up all things technical Sean worked across all aspects of the business helping Planet Ark grow to its current status as Australia’s leading environmental behavioural change organisation.

Recently Sean has consulted as Green Man Solutions still working with Planet Ark on measurement of the Circular Economy, coffee pods stewardship scheme and chemicals of concern including PFAS. Sean also works with a range of companies providing technical expertise and providing sustainability strategy development.

Presentation Overview:

Coming soon. 


Gary Smith 

Biopak - Chief Executive Officer

Topic: Compost and Compostable Packaging and how they work together. Where does PFA’s sit in these discussions?

About:

Gary Smith is the CEO of BioPak, an award-winning and leading supplier of compostable single-use packaging which was born out of combining his entrepreneurial experience with Richard Fine's utopian ideals for sustainability. Gary is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in packaging, logistics and information technology.

Presentation Overview:

Coming soon. 


Lachlan Jeffries

Jeffries - Managing Director 

Topic: Compost and Compostable Packaging and how they work together. 

About:

Lachlan Jeffries is passionate and loves to get his hands dirty. Jeffries does it in a way that is sustainable for our environment by recycling green organics into valuable compost, soil and mulch products - creating a living, breathing and eternal organics loop.

Presentation Overview:

Coming soon. 


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