Join us for a Circular Paper and Packaging Virtual Workshop, April 1-2, sponsored by Georgia Tech's Renewable Bioproducts Institute.
The workshop will feature talks from WestRock, Printpack, Forest Products Laboratory, Greenblue, NCASI, Two Sides, and Georgia Tech.
The workshop is free. Register here: Registration
April 1 session: 1:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
April 2 session: 10:00am - 12pm EDT
In this workshop we will explore several key questions:
(1) How is paper-based packaging already approaching circularity? What are the challenges that need to be addressed?
(2) How can paper- and fiber-based products be used to substitute for single-use plastics?
We will hear from a panel of experts that includes:
Pat Lindner (Westrock)
Megan Robison (Printpack)
Kathi Rowzie (TwoSides)
Nina Goodrich (GreenBlue)
Caroline Gaudreault (NCASI)
Jinwu Wang (Forest Products Laboratory, USDA)
Blair Brettmann (ChBE, Georgia Tech)
Meisha Shofner (MSE, Georgia Tech)
Bernard Kippelin (ECE, Georgia Tech)
Chris Muhlstein (MSE, Georgia Tech)
Participants will also have access to a poster session highlighting the cutting-edge research being performed by Georgia Tech Paper Science & Engineering PhD students.
DAY 1: April 1, Sessions A-B 1:00pm-3:45pm
Session A: "How Paper is Circular: Now and Future"
1:00pm (5 min) Opening remarks and Welcome Carson Meredith and Chris Luettgen, (Renewable Bioproducts Institute)
1:05pm (15min) Pat Lindner (WestRock)
1:21pm (15min) Megan Robison (Printpack)
1:37pm (15min) Caroline Gaudreault (NCASI)
1:53pm (15min) Panel Discussion
Session B: "Opportunities in Broadening Paper Packaging into Plastic Markets"
2:26pm (15min) Nina Goodrich (GreenBlue)
2:42pm (15min) Chris Muhlstein (Materials Science and Engineering/Georgia Tech)
2:59pm (15min) Bernard Kippeplen (Electrical & Computing Engineering)
3:15pm (15min) Jinwu Wang (Forest Products Laboratory)
3:31pm (15min) Panel Discussion
DAY 2: April 2, Sessions A-B 10:00am-12:00pm
Session A: "Challenges in Broadening Paper Packaging into Plastic Markets"
10:00am (15min) Meisha Shofner (Materials Science and Engineering/Georgia Tech)
10:16am (15min) Kathi Rowzie (Two Sides)
10:32am (15min) Blair Brettmann (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering/Georgia Tech)
10:48am (15min) Panel Discussion
Session B: RBI Fellowship Students Poster Session in Gatherly
"Future Workforce: Company Needs and Student Training"
11:05am-12:00pm Poster Session in Gatherly (an online engagement platform--details to be provided to registrants)