The Future of Packaging 2021: Panel 3

The U.S. recycling infrastructure is in a state of crisis, characterized by low recovery rates, insufficient sortation and China’s 2018 decision to no longer accept U.S. post-consumer waste for recycling. During this panel, we’ll hear from packaging converters and other packaging value chain participants on opportunities to meet evolving brand owner packaging demands in the context of this U.S. recycling infrastructure crisis.


  • Tamsin Ettefagh, Chief Sustainability Officer, PureCycle Technologies


  • Sara Axelrod, Director of Sustainability for Beverage Packaging North and Central America, Ball Corporation
  • Maite Quinn, Managing Director, Closed Loop Partners
  • Lynn Dyer, Chief Sustainability & Public Affairs Officer, Pactiv
  • Brian Hankin, SVP of Strategy, Innovation, Marketing and Sustainability, Altium Packaging


  • Jeff Cloetingh, Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting

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