Reusable and refillable packaging continues to iterate and advance, despite facing hygienic concerns during the early days of the pandemic. Learn how new reusable formats in the shipping, beverage, and retail spaces have adapted their logistics, cleaning protocols, and customer experience, regaining and maintaining consumer confidence and momentum in the face of the pandemic.
  • 1606326966-291eec74e9ed9bd9
    Olga Kachook
    Senior Manager, SPC, GreenBlue
    Olga Kachook is a Senior Manager at GreenBlue, where she leads the Essentials of Sustainable Packaging courses and the Composting Collaborative. Her background includesexpertise in compostable materials and packaging, zero waste facility certification, life cycle analysis, and sustainable materials management.Prior to joining GreenBlue, she led corporate sustainability and waste initiatives at World Centric, Etsy, Cascade Designs, and Cascadia Consulting. Olga has a Master of Environmental Management from Yale Universitys School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington. She is certified as a LEED Green Associate and a TRUE Zero Waste Advisor.
  • 1622558262-7c6e9dd5dd85c4f5
    Caren McNamara
    Founder and CEO, Conscious Container
    Caren founded Conscious Container, a California Benefit Corporation, in 2017 to bring a refillable glass bottle marketplace back into the US economy and infrastructure. After over 20 years as a successful project and change management consultant Caren was inspired by the circular economy solutions refillables presented. As a boot-strapping start-up she set proof-of-concept collection pilots which proved the demand and desire for this refillable glass bottle marketplace. Caren worked strategically with key stakeholders, policymakers, beverage and glass manufactures and now investors to scale this benefit for all sustainable refillable business model. Caren enjoys mountain sports, traveling, and sharing time with family and friends.
  • 1622558295-3ab4a93b43c72577
    Chantal Emmanuel
    CTO and Co-Founder, LimeLoop
    Chantal believes that leveraging the right technology at the right time has the power to solve problems in magical ways. Her career continually brings her to the intersection of technology, design, and social impact. Today, as CTO and Co-Founder of LimeLoop, she oversees the digital and hardware component's development of LimeLoop's smart shippers, working to replace the 165B single-use cardboard and plastic packaging.
  • 1622558324-0ef8f9c820ee96f6
    Paul Jenkins
    Managing Director, The PackHub
    Paul Jenkins is Managing Director of leading packaging innovation consultancy ThePackHub. Paul has had a long career in packaging and marketing. Paul founded ThePackHub in 2012 to help brand owners, retailers and suppliers with their packaging innovation. ThePackHub delivers technical packaging support, publishes packaging reports, hosts events as well as collating their leading packaging innovation database. The Innovation Zone has more than 4,100 initiatives from around the world and is updated a rate of up to 20 a week.