Upstream Innovation - Packaging Solutions

Recorded: 3/16/2021

Based on the Upstream Innovation Guide recently launched by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Josephine Christoffersen, Research Analyst, New Plastics Economy Initiative, covered what upstream innovation is and how it applies to three key circular economy strategies, focusing particularly on reuse. Also outlined were insights on the benefits and opportunities of upstream innovation, including how it can help inform retailer supplier engagement. Josephine showcased best practice examples of upstream innovations relevant to retailers and was joined by Walmart, Walgreens, and Ulta Beauty to highlight their recent reuse programs.

Key Webinar Highlights:

  • Information about upstream innovation for packaging
  • Information about the reuse circular economy strategy
  • Overview of the online Upstream Innovation universe

Webinar Speakers:

  • Josephine Christoffersen: Research Analyst, New Plastics Economy Initiative - Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Kate Worley: Senior Manager II, Sustainability-Zero Waste Strategy - Walmart
  • John Kotlarczyk: Senior Director, CSR & Waste Reduction - Walgreens
  • Daniel Leskovec: Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability & Waste Reduction - Walgreens
  • Laura Beres: Senior Director, Strategic Portfolio Delivery - Ulta Beauty
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation discusses what upstream innovation is and how it applies to key circular economy strategies, focused on reuse. Guest presentations by Walmart, Walgreens, and Ulta Beauty

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