Sustainable Packaging Coalition Names New Director
August 30, 2012
Nina Goodrich — internationally recognized leader in the packaging industry with expertise in sustainability — has been appointed director of GreenBLue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC).
Goodrich was previously program director for PAC NEXT in Toronto, an initiative of The Packaging Association that strives towards a “world without packaging waste.” At PAC NEXT, Goodrich built a reputation for facilitating constructive collaboration throughout the packaging value chain to promote end-of-life solutions that improve recovery, re-use, and diversion of packaging. Goodrich also founded consultancy Sustainnovation Solutions to inspire industry to understand the opportunity side of sustainability, and the role it can play in re-inventing competitive corporate strategy.
Founded in 2002, GreenBlue was one of the first sustainability nonprofits to work exclusively in collaboration with business. For the past decade, the organization has successfully served various industries, including packaging, forest products, chemicals, textiles, and building products. GreenBlue has a strong track record in convening industry working groups to create whole-market solutions for the most pressing sustainability challenges.
GreenBlue’s flagship project, the SPC, is a working group of companies from across the packaging supply chain that has grown from nine charter members in 2004 to nearly 200 current members. The project is recognized as a leading voice on packaging sustainability.
“We are thrilled to have Nina Goodrich join GreenBlue and are looking forward to seeing how her insights on value innovation can be incorporated into the work of the SPC,” said GreenBlue Board Chair Guy Gleysteen, a senior vice president at Time Inc.
“Nina brings not only exceptional experience in packaging and sustainability to the organization, but also valuable expertise in innovation and a tremendous amount of personal energy,” said SPC Executive Committee member Jeff Wooster of The Dow Chemical Company. “We are excited to have Nina leading the SPC as we implement the strategic plan for our 2020 Vision.”
Goodrich will be introduced as the new SPC director to the coalition membership at the upcoming SPC Fall Members Meeting in Pittsburgh Sept. 10-11.
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