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Part 2: The Role of Plastic in a Sustainable Future

About This Webinar

You asked for Part 2 to continue discussing our complex relationship with plastic and how brands and consumers can change their relationship with the material. We will pick up where we left off. Join a team of experts for a holistic conversation on plastic within the beauty packaging industry and how organizations can work collectively towards a circular future where recycled plastic could become a global commodity.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter Lesley G
President of Sales at FusionPKG
Lesley Gadomski is President of Sales at FusionPKG, a leading supplier of packaging and formulations for the beauty industry. Lesley has distinguished herself as a key leader and strategic contributor for FusionPKG, driving growth since the company’s early days.

Lesley grew up in Florida and graduated from Florida State University’s College of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. With experience at some of the industry’s top-tier beauty brands and suppliers including Smashbox and Anisa international, her background and wealth of knowledge in the beauty industry has made her a game changer at FusionPKG. Since joining in 2006, Lesley has played a vital role in the company’s success with a focus on Sales and Marketing. Fostering relationships with some of the world’s premier beauty brands, she established the FusionPKG brand in the New York market which led to opening the company’s New York showroom and sales office in 2014. She helped pioneer the FusionPKG BeautyLab brand and turnkey business to support the company’s growth strategies before relocating to Los Angeles in 2019. Lesley then led the company’s West Coast office and sales efforts, driving new business opportunities and growing sales in the region.

Lesley has a passion for building successful sales teams and partnering with customers to develop award-winning beauty products. She currently resides in Dallas, TX and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Webinar hosting presenter Greg S
Founder CEO at Innersense Organic Beauty
A beauty entrepreneur and pioneer in the clean beauty space, Greg Starkman founded Innersense Organic Beauty with his wife, Joanne. Innersense Organic Beauty is a global leader in the clean hair care space, where its message of self care, self love, radical ingredient transparency and inclusiveness resonates with stylists, salons and eco retailers worldwide, as well as increasingly savvy clean beauty consumers, passionate, determined and label-reading their way to cleaner and safer beauty.

A former stylist and career professional in big beauty, his formulation and product development expertise morphed into a passionate obsession after the birth of his special needs daughter. Recognizing the parallels between toxins in conventional beauty products and the alarming number of health issues facing industry peers, Morgan’s arrival cued Greg and his wife, Joanne, to trust their innersense and an organic beauty company was born.

Greg is a leading force in the safe cosmetics movement, pushing the boundaries of green and conscious chemistry with sustainably sourced and meticulously processed ingredients. The brand is lauded with a number of distinguished awards including an Allure Best of Beauty seal for its groundbreaking Hydrating Cream Hairbath and Conditioner duo and I Create Lift Volumizing Foam.
Thanks to his guidance, Innersense Organic Beauty is among 21 noteable clean beauty brands composing the Counteract Coalition, which lobbies for safe cosmetics on the state and federal levels. Widely recognized as a leading authority in the clean beauty space, Greg is hailed for his breadth of knowledge in clean beauty hair care formulations and ingredients.
Webinar hosting presenter
Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs, Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR)
As Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs for the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), Kara Pochiro is responsible for overseeing the implementation and promotion of technical, educational, market development, and legislative efforts and programs. She is responsible for the overall management of APR internal and external communications, media relations, conferences, and programs. A graduate of Ohio University, she holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia College in South Carolina. She resides in Anderson, SC.
Webinar hosting presenter rebecca b
Founder & Creative Director at Bartlett Brands
Serial entrepreneur, obsessive innovator and sustainability expert—Rebecca connects the dots between smart strategy, stylish storytelling and sustainable design to build breakthrough brands. She is the founder of Bartlett Brands, an award-winning creative innovation agency based in San Francisco & NYC that creates brands that challenge the status and cut through the quo.
Webinar hosting presenter Kelly K
CEO + Founder, BeautyMatter
Kelly Kovack is the CEO and Founder of BeautyMatter, a noted beauty authority, brand advisor and strategist. She began her career in beauty as one of the original executive team members at Bliss, taking on the way women bought beauty as the Managing Director of the Bliss Catalog. This venture fundamentally changed the way beauty products were merchandised, distributed and marketed to consumers leading the acquisition of Bliss by LVMH. As Vice President of Marketing for Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, she was at the forefront of defining the cosmeceutical category. Kelly also founded consultancy group Purpose Built, providing concept to counter solutions and strategic advisement for startups to Fortune 500 brand and everything in between. In addition, she's also built her own brands, most recently award-winning fragrance brand, Odin, which was co-founded in collaboration with the men's fashion brand. Kelly is the “lens” of BeautyMatter providing a fresh voice to the beauty industry with highly curated news and original content.
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