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Circular Economy

Climate considerations: Aligning packaging and carbon commitments

September 14, 2020

How can circular packaging solutions align with and advance carbon reduction goals, and how should companies balance these commitments?

With an uptick in consumer pressure and awareness, packaging companies, brands and retailers are making bold commitments to rethink their packaging material in pursuit of more circular outcomes. Meanwhile, carbon and GHG reduction commitments continue to make headlines across the corporate world. How can circular packaging initiatives, like reducing or reusing materials, aid companies on their journey towards carbon reduction? When do packaging and carbon commitments lead to conflicting priorities, and how should companies navigate the tradeoffs? This discussion will help your company balance and align your carbon commitments and circular packaging goals.


  • Benjamin Soltoff, Environmental Innovation Manager, Yale Center for Business and the Environment
  • Luana Pinheiro, Sustainability Transformation Manager - Americas, Tetra Pak
  • Kirsten Witt, Group Director for Sustainability Communications, Coca Cola