The Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environment Council (PPEC) presents “Cutting Through the Greenwash” — a one-day seminar to be held at the Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Road, Mississauga, Ontario just minutes from the Toronto International Airport on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009.
Third-Party Certification of Paper Products
What does it mean and is it worth it?
Hear from the leaders of the world’s three leading paper sustainability programs, and about PPEC-member companies’ own experiences.
Environmental Claims & Labelling
What you can and cannot say about paper packaging.
Confused about what you can say regarding recycled content and recyclability? Hear direct from one of the authors of Canada’s new labelling rules. Plus, a special PPEC report on recyclability across Canada will be released.
The COMPASS environmental indicator tool
Being developed by GreenBlue for the US-based Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC).
Over 200 US brandowner companies are looking to use this tool to judge your packaging in the future.
Hear direct from GreenBlue’s project manager.
Life Cycle Analysis of Corrugated
The US Corrugated Packaging Alliance has funded and co-ordinated the first US-industry wide life cycle analysis of corrugated. Come hear directly from one of the leaders of the effort (Fibre Box Association).
8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Forest & Chain-of-Custody Certification
Kathy Abusow, President & CEO, Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
Ahmad Husseini, Manager, Standards Development, Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Antony Marcil, President & CEO, Forest Stewardship Council Canada (FSC)
Brandowners and retailers are pushing for third-party certification of the forest resources used to make paper packaging. Hear the leaders of three internationally recognized sustainable forest management programs explain why you need certification, whether you should get more than one type, and what it costs.
This session will also include PPEC-member companies outlining their experiences with certification issues.
10:50 a.m. Environmental Labelling
Ahmad Husseini, (CSA) will discuss the CSA and Competition Bureau’s latest guidelines on environmental labelling in Canada (to come into effect June 2009). This will cover what you shouldn’t say, and what you can say.
A special PPEC report on Canadians’ access to recycling (which relates to claims of recyclability) will be released.
12:00 noon Buffet Lunch
12:35 p.m. Update on Wal-Mart Scorecard, the Compass tool, and the US corrugated life cycle analysis
Brian O’Banion, Vice-President, Fibre Box Association (FBA).
Minal Mistry, Project Manager, Sustainable Packaging Coalition, GreenBlue
FBA is one of the key US paper industry associations providing input to the (US) Wal-Mart Scorecard and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s more recent COMPASS tool for evaluating environmental indicators of packaging.
Through the Corrugated Packaging Alliance, the FBA, the American Forest & Paper Association, and AICC, have funded and co-ordinated the first US industry-wide life cycle analysis (LCA) of corrugated. Come hear what the LCA is all about and what it reveals so far.
The COMPASS tool is an online software application that allows packaging professionals to compare the environmental impacts of their packaging designs using a life cycle approach (resource consumption, emissions, and attributes such as material health, recycled or virgin content, sourcing and solid waste).
1:30 p.m. Adjournment
To be held at the Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Road, Mississauga, Ontario just minutes from the Toronto International Airport on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009.
To register, contact:
PPEC, 3-1995 Clark Blvd., Brampton, ON L6T 4W1
Tel. (905) 458-0087
Fax. (905) 458-2052