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Check out the program and register for Paper-Based Food Packaging and Serviceware, October 29th
Paul Fowler

Paul Fowler, WIST Executive Director

Opportunities for paper-based food packaging and serviceware abound throughout their lifecycle amidst global megatrends
impacting the sector. Think e-commerce, anti-plastic sentiment
and sustainable consumption and production.

We have arranged an outstanding panel of presenters for our ninth annual conference.

Please join me in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, October 29th
at Focal Point 2019 to:
  • Grasp the changing landscape of paper for food packaging and serviceware. 
  • Learn about new and innovative fluorine-free barrier coatings technologies intended to replace PFAs.
  • Hear about the successes and challenges in implementing the collection and recovery of fiber from poly-coated beverage containers, and aseptic and gable top cartons.
  • Gain insights and perspectives on Kwik Trip's vertical integration model.
  • Understand the approaches McDonald's are taking to reduce their packaging and serviceware burden.

Check out the full conference program:

8:15 - 8:55
Registration and Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by Solenis
8:55 - 9:00
Opening remarks
Paul Fowler, Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology
9:00 - 9:30
Recycling of foodservice packaging
Natha Dempsey, Foodservice Packaging Institute
9:30 - 10:00
The obstacles for MRFs regarding foodservice packaging  in relation to poly coated cups and cartons
Christine Miller , Adams County Solid Waste
10:00 - 10:30
Mill opportunities for poly coated cup and carton fiber recovery
Mark Bond, Sustana
10:30 - 11:00
Networking Break - Sponsored by Ahlstrom-Munksjö
11:00 - 11:30
How McDonald's is using its scale for good
Jessica Marshall, McDonald's

11:30 - 12:00
Kwik Trip's mission-focused culture
Steve Wrobel, Kwik Trip
12:00 - 1:30
Lunch Sponsored by WIST
1:30 - 2:00
Biobased grease barriers for paper-based food packaging
Anne Rutanen, CP Kelco

2:00 - 2:30
Fluorine-free barrier technologies
Jim Fogg , Solenis
2:30 - 3:00
Changing landscape of paper for food packaging and serviceware use
Paul Fowler , Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology
3:00 - 3:15
Closing remarks, afternoon refreshments sponsored by Twin Rivers Paper Company, Adjourn

Conference registration is open online now. Register by October 5 for just $350. The regular registration rate after that date is $450.


Focal Point 2019 is generously supported
by the following sponsors:




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