Wednesday, May 30
10AM PST // 11AM MST // 12PM CST // 1PM EST
Knowing how packaging can be modified to meet sustainability goals and improve environmental impacts can be a long road to travel with layers of considerations. Companies and supply chain partners alike must look at multiple questions during this process, such as:
- How can I reduce the climate impacts of my packaging while optimizing it across different and conflicting design parameters?
- How can I quantify the environmental impact and the improvements?
This webinar will help attendees understand the role that Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) play to help answer these questions. Presenters will explain what an LCA is, and the function it holds in the larger packaging optimization discussion. Then, this webinar training will help attendees understand specifically how to use an LCA tool through demonstration of the EcoImpact COMPASS LCA tool.
COMPASS is a pioneering and industry leading software originally developed by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) that has helped many companies answer these questions. Experts from Trayak will be able to show a live example of how it works, as well as provide multiple examples of packaging improvements that have been made with its input.
Interested in learning more about LCAs, their role in packaging design, and how to use them? Register here for a unique webinar link that will provide you access to our event.
Note: If unable to attend live and ask questions of our presenters, a recording will be available on the Climate Collaborative’s Media and Resources page after the webinar.
Prashant Jagtap is the President & CEO of Trayak. He founded Trayak with the vision to bring sustainability mainstream. Trayak’s mission is to provide easy to use software decision tools that enable design & manufacture of sustainable products and packaging.
He routinely consults with different CPG companies to reduce their package environmental footprints. He has conducted many workshops and webinars on the use of screening Life Cycle Analysis and Scoring to track and reduce environmental footprints.
He has over 20 years of experience helping customers from different industries improve their product development and launch processes using software solutions. Prashant holds a Masters in Manufacturing Engineering from UMASS at Amherst, MA and an MBA from Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH.
As Associate Director of the Sustainable Food Trade Association and CEO of Maracuja Solutions, Lisa Spicka uses her diverse background to help members and clients develop and implement sustainable management systems. These systems increase supply chain integrity, create roadmaps to improved environmental and social contributions, measure impacts, and improve brand reputation.
Lisa has worked extensively in the United States and Latin America since 1997 in the organic food and agriculture industry. She has held operations and sustainability leadership roles for a spectrum of companies, ranging from non-profits to multi-billion dollar brands. In her roles, Lisa has led domestic and global initiatives that focus on supply chain integrity verification, food safety, organic certification, and sustainability management and strategy.
She holds a Spanish degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and graduated cum laude from Thunderbird School of Global Management, with a Global MBA in sustainable supply chain management.
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