SPI’s Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee (FDCPMC) recently hosted its Fall 2016 Food Packaging Summit in Charleston, SC.
The event kicked off with an effort to give back to our host city, in keeping with SPI’s zero waste mission, by clearing waste from nearby Folly Beach. Twenty-five of our energetic volunteers combed the shore for two hours and removed more than five bags of trash.
The Folly Beach Clean-up was sponsored by the following companies:
- Milliken: TheRoger Milliken Center, the global headquarters, is located in Spartanburg, S.C. and has fourteen additional manufacturing facilities across this state. “Milliken & Company is committed to doing good in our community and surrounding areas. As a South Carolina based company, we are honored to support the Folly Beach clean-up and the people that call South Carolina home. We will do everything we can to help,” said Sean Norton, marketing communications manager at Milliken.
- Sealed Air: The company has operations in several cities in South Carolina including Duncan, Seneca and Simpsonville. “Programs and partnerships such as this are instrumental in our employees’ mission to create a better way for life in each and every industry and community where we operate,” said Sealed Air’s spokesman, Ken Aurichio.
- PolyQuest: The company’s Distribution and Recycling Facility is located in Darlington, SC. “At PolyQuest, we believe in being environmentally responsible. We are very much in favor of initiatives that work toward getting plastics in the proper waste stream, especially a recycle stream,” said Monica Filyaw, director of Quality, Safety, and Regulatory Affairs.
Next, the FDCPMC is gearing up for its 13th Biennial International Symposium on Worldwide Regulation of Food Packaging, which will be held June 13 – 16, 2017, in Baltimore, MD. Regulators, scientists and industry leaders from around the world will convene once again for three days of discussion about topics such as how to overcome regulatory obstacles to global marketing of food packaging products.