Two free virtual events are coming up and BioCycle will be there. The Forum on Compostable Plastics: The Impacts and Implications of Use and Acceptance is Thursday, August 20 at 2:00 PM—4:00 PM Central. The Forum is being hosted by the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition and Chicago Sustainability Task Force. This solution-oriented discussion will dive into best practices and challenges in the use and processing of certified compostable plastic foodservice ware and packaging products. The Forum, moderated by Stephanie Katsaros, Bright Beat, features 5 panelists — Nora Goldstein, BioCycle; Rhodes Yepsen, Biodegradable Products Institute; Susan Thoman, Compost Manufacturing Alliance; Jamie Brown, Eco-Products; and Patrick Geraty, St. Louis Composting.
Join the Forum, which is free to attend, to help identify mutually-agreed upon steps towards a solution and fact-based guidance for brand owners and large purchasers of single-use packaging.
Circularity 20, August 25-27, organized by GreenBiz, is bringing together professionals participating from around the world to learn, connect and accelerate the circular economy. Circularity 20 features plenaries, interactive breakouts, valuable networking opportunities and a virtual expo. The program has 6 tracks: Business Model Innovation, Design & Materials, Food & Water Systems, Logistics & Infrastructure, Next-Gen Packaging, Stakeholders & Storytelling. On Wednesday, August 26 at 8:30 AM Pacific, Nora Goldstein is moderating a session, Scaling Composting Infrastructure in North America. Panelists include Kevin Quandt, Vice President of Supply Chain & Sustainability, at sweetgreen, a fast casual restaurant that integrates organics collection into its retail locations, and Alexa Kielty, Residential Zero Waste and Special Projects Assistant at the San Francisco Department of the Environment involved with the city’s mandatory residential organics collection program. Goldstein will also moderate two virtual roundtable discussions, Roadmap To Scaling Composting Infrastructure In North America, on August 25 (12:30 PM Pacific) and August 26 (3:30 PM Pacific).