IoPP Standard Webinar - Flexible Packaging: Stop the Waste, Close the Loop

When:  Jan 26, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  All Member Forum

Flexible Packaging: Stop the Waste, Close the Loop

IoPP Standard Webinar

Flexible Packaging: Stop the Waste, Close the Loop

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST


Sustainability has evolved into much more than a buzzword. It now permeates everything packaging professionals do, and it has become central to corporate governance. Professionals at Dow ask an intriguing question as we look to the future: Can we move forward by circling back?

We’ll explore this question and much more at an IoPP webinar at 11 a.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Central, Jan. 26, 2021. Two sustainability experts at Dow will present “Flexible Packaging: Stop the Waste, Close the Loop.”

Topics to be covered:

  • Dow’s commitments and strategy to support the shift to more sustainable packaging
  • The latest developments in design for recyclability, mechanical recycling and feedstock recycling
  • Considerations for how to design and qualify packaging for in-store drop-off stream (How2Recycle label)


Presenter  Michelle Sauder, Senior Marketing Manager, Food and Specialty Packaging

Michelle is the Senior Marketing Manager for Dow’s Food and Specialty Packaging Business. Michelle joined Dow 3 years ago and has held several marketing roles in that time. In her current role, Michelle is responsible for the marketing strategy for the packaging segment and ensuring a robust pipeline of technologies to ensure long-term value growth.

Before joining Dow, Michelle spent 17 years in DuPont working across multiple functions and businesses. In her last role in DuPont, was the Packaging Marketing manager for DuPont’s Ethylene Copolymers business (now part of Dow).

Michelle has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of Delaware.


Presenter Larry Effler, Development Scientist, Packaging & Specialty Plastics, Dow

Larry is currently a Development Scientist for Dow Chemical’s Packaging & Specialty Plastics business in Freeport, Texas.  He has over 30 years of experience in research and development (R&D) and technical service & development (TS&D) for Dow’s elastomers and polyethylene businesses.  In his current role Larry supports Dow’s end use marketing and sustainability efforts, working with converters, brand owners and retailers to develop innovative and sustainable primary, secondary and tertiary packaging solutions.  He is also working with equipment manufacturers, external test labs, universities and organizations such as the Association of Plastic Recyclers and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition in developing more sustainable packaging film applications and test methods. 

Larry has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan and a M.S. and Ph.D in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He is the author of over 20 publications and 13 patents.


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