Packaging Law Forum Addresses Sustainability and Environmental Regulations for Food and Beverage Packagers

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The president of Environmental Packaging International, consultant to some of the best known brands in the world, will speak about environmental and sustainability-related regulations at Packaging Law Forum, a new conference for food and beverage packagers, produced by Packaging World magazine.

Current Environmental Law Developments and Food and Beverage Packaging

Sustainability is grabbing the headlines, but other regulatory developments on the environmental front are also affecting the business decisions of today's food and beverage packagers. Packaging Law Forum (, scheduled for June 17, at the Gleacher Center in Chicago, will address sustainability programs, as well as other key environmental packaging developments of importance to brand owners. "Current Environmental Law Developments and Food and Beverage Packaging," is one of eight topics to be covered at this first-time forum, produced by Summit Publishing Company's Packaging World magazine.

This session will be presented by Victor Bell, President of Environmental Packaging International (EPI), a consultancy specializing in global environmental packaging and product stewardship requirements. EPI has provided assistance to well known companies such as The Estée Lauder Companies, Costco, Johnson & Johnson, Mattel, MeadWestvaco, Microsoft Corporation, Nike, Pitney Bowes Inc., Starbucks and the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.

Bell is a Certified Packaging Professional with over 20 years experience working with environmental issues associated with packaging and products and has also served on the Executive Committee of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. His presentation will include discussion of the new regulator of the day - Wal-Mart and other retailers; Heavy Metal, Forest, RPPC and other required certifications; environmental claims and the new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines; and chain of custody issues.

Online registration for the Packaging Law Forum is open now at For additional information, please contact Events Manager Adriene Cooper at 312-222-1010.

About Summit Publishing Company
Chicago-based Summit Publishing Company is an integrated media publisher offering business information for packaging professionals. Print magazines include flagship monthly Packaging World (; PACK EXPO Showcase; Healthcare Packaging and Contract Packaging. In addition to packaging e-newsletters, Summit Publishing Company also produces Webcasts and a variety of conferences for packaging professionals.

For more information:

Susan DaMario, Director of Marketing
Summit Publishing Company/Summit Media LLC
Phone 312-222-1010


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