SGP Hosts Community Day to Help Drive Future of Sustainable Printing
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership held its SGP Community Day on November 14, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. The event brought together leading print professionals, brands and sustainability champions for conversations on growing strategic programs and partnerships. The conference included presentations and lively discussions on procurement, circular economy and sustainability practices from leading companies. Jeremy Carroll, Co-Founder of Latitude, a brand and experience design firm, inspired the group with the story of his organization and its impact on their customers, supply chain and the world.
Other speakers included:
• Pam Johnson, State Procurement Analyst for the State of Oregon, discussed green procurement on the state and federal level and provided insights on creating a dialogue with procurement officials
• Nicole Bassett, Co-Founder of The Renewal Workshop, presented the story of her company and how the textile industry can become circular
• Kim Holmes, VP of The Plastics Industry, discussed the "second life" of plastics and a new initiative which will focus on identifying the technical and economic feasibility of recovering plastics from different industry sectors.
Additionally, SGP hosted an exclusive evening event for print buyers and notable brands making strides within the sustainable print arena.
"The goal of SGP's Community Day 2017 was to create a dialogue with leading sustainable printers in North America, print industry suppliers and Fortune 500 brands to discuss how to further improve sustainability performance in the printing industry," said Marci Kinter, SGP Executive Committee member and Technical Committee chair. "Through focused roundtable discussions and networking sessions, relationships and ideas were exchanged in dynamic way."
Plans are underway for Community Day 2018, which is slated to be held on November 13 in Minneapolis, MN.