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This is a podcast where we illuminate the stories of people in the packaging industry and proudly sponsored by Specright.com

Hosted by the Packaging Pastor, Adam Peek

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    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

This is a podcast where we illuminate the stories of people in the packaging industry and proudly sponsored by Specright.com

Hosted by the Packaging Pastor, Adam Peek

www.packagingisawesome.com

    EPR Costs and answering compostable packaging questions on the Packaging Today Show with Cory and Evelio

    EPR Costs and answering compostable packaging questions on the Packaging Today Show with Cory and Evelio

    Huge thanks to our sponsors:
    Get the dopest Packaging shirts at www.packagingfashion.com
    Book a demo with Specright
    Book a demo with Trayak (LCA’s on demand!)
    SmartSolve has water soluble label and paper materials. Learn more!
    The Scrapp App is going to revolutionize home and corporate recycling. Download for your device today!
    Meyers Sustainable Packaging Guide eBook
    Labl - NEWEST sponsor and much more to come! eCommerce companies NEED to see what they’re doing.
    Sustainable Packaging Podcast w/ Cory Connors
    Packaging Unbox’d with Evelio Mattos
    Beyond the Shelf with Laura Foti
    Specright and Packaging Info
    Buy Packaging Peeks Kids book
    Show notes provided by Deciphr.ai:
    About the Guest(s):
    This episode features an engaging discussion among packaging industry experts, including Evelio Mattos, Adam Peek, and Cory Connors. Evelio Mattos is known for his dedication to crafting sustainable packaging solutions and hosts the podcast "Packaging Unboxed." Adam Peek brings his insights as the Senior Vice President at Myers Printing and host of "People of Packaging" podcast. Cory Connors is the voice behind the "Sustainable Packaging Podcast" and is a social media influencer with a focus on corrugated materials.
    Episode Summary:
    In this insightful conversation, packaging experts Evelio Mattos, Adam Peek, and Cory Connors dive into the world of packaging with a focus on its future. They examine the growing trend of regulations like EPR and UK Plastics Tax, discussing their implications for both the industry and consumers. Listen to learn about the challenges and opportunities these regulations present, as well as the evolving landscape of sustainable packaging.
    The trio kicks off the conversation by touching on their personal experiences with youth sports and coaching. They then shift gears to tackle the pressing issue of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and its growing implementation in various states. They also discuss the pros and cons of compostable packaging, examining its role in a sustainable future and the complexities surrounding its adoption. Throughout the discussion, the experts share their diverse perspectives, providing an in-depth look at the critical sustainability issues facing the packaging industry today.
    Key Takeaways:
    EPR regulations are expanding, with implications for the packaging industry that include potential cost increases for consumers.
    The effectiveness of compostable packaging is debated, with challenges highlighted such as consumer education and facility infrastructure.
    The hazards of incorrect disposal methods for compostable and recyclable materials are discussed.
    The future of sustainable packaging is seen as a multifaceted approach, not reliant on a single solution.
    There is a notable comparison between the rise of sustainable packaging and the adoption of LED lighting, highlighting consumer behavior dynamics.
    Notable Quotes:
    "We've had packaging waste for a while." - Adam Peek
    "These problems [with compostable packaging] are going to exist with composting because the consumer is, number one, consuming and number two, is not educated, barely, on recycling." - Adam Peek
    "It's not getting turned over, right?" - Cory Connors, on why compostable materials may not degrade as intended in landfills.
    "The cost of EPR bills on these products… it's not a huge number because it's only just a couple of states, but if this thing continues to grow, it's a cost that's going to get passed on to clients." - Evelio Mattos
    Resources:
    Specrite: A cloud-based platform for specification data management mentioned early in the podcast.
    Myers Printing: A sustainable printing company highlighted by Adam Peek.
    Sustainable Packaging with Cory Connors: Podcast hosted by Cory Connors.
    People of Packaging Podcast: Podcast hosted by Adam Peek.
    Packaging Unboxed Podcast: Podcast hosted by Avelio Mattos.
    Tune in to the full episode for a deeper dive into the complex intersection of compliance, sustainability, and packagi

    • 30 min
    245 - Digitized surfaces and Unboxing eCommerce for Pathosan on Packaging Today Show

    245 - Digitized surfaces and Unboxing eCommerce for Pathosan on Packaging Today Show

    Huge thanks to our sponsors:
    Get the dopest Packaging shirts at www.packagingfashion.com
    Book a demo with Specright
    Book a demo with Trayak (LCA’s on demand!)
    SmartSolve has water soluble label and paper materials. Learn more!
    The Scrapp App is going to revolutionize home and corporate recycling. Download for your device today!
    Meyers Sustainable Packaging Guide eBook
    Labl - NEWEST sponsor and much more to come! eCommerce companies NEED to see what they’re doing.
    Sustainable Packaging Podcast w/ Cory Connors
    Packaging Unbox’d with Evelio Mattos
    Beyond the Shelf with Laura Foti
    Specright and Packaging Info
    Buy Packaging Peeks Kids book
    Show notes provided by Deciphr.ai:
    Here are the updated show notes with the requested changes:
    About the Guest(s):
    In this episode, there were no specific guests featured, but rather a conversation among Adam Peek, Evelio, and Cory. Adam Peek, bringing experience and knowledge from the packaging industry, is known for his work in packaging and label printing as well as being a host on the "People of Packaging" podcast. Evelio, an expert in upscale packaging and design, brings insights from the luxury packaging sector. Cory, with a background in sustainable packaging solutions, provides expertise on eco-friendly materials and design practices.
    Episode Summary:
    In this episode titled 'Unboxing Pathosans Packaging Insights,' our hosts Adam Peek, Evelio, and Cory embark on an engaging and educational journey into the intricacies of packaging design, usability, and sustainability. With a lively start discussing President's Day and the ingenuity of LED floors in sports arenas, they transition into a more relevant conversation for their audience: the future of LED technology in packaging, sustainability initiatives, and unboxing a real-life product, Pathosans.
    The conversation takes a practical turn as the hosts unbox and review a product by Pathosans, analyzing the packaging's design, materials, and potential for sustainability. With a hands-on approach, they dissect the use of C-flute corrugated boxes, water-activated paper tape, and labeling strategies. The hosts discuss the potential pitfalls and practical enhancements that could be made such as opting for a B-flute for cost-effectiveness, direct printing on the box, and utilizing water-soluble labels for ease of reuse and recycling.
    Key Takeaways:
    LED technology innovations in sports arenas may have future applications in packaging, enabling dynamic and rapidly changeable presentation.
    The Pathosans packaging review highlights the importance of design choices, such as the pros and cons of using C-flute corrugated boxes and water-activated paper tape.
    Recommendations for improving packaging sustainability include direct printing on boxes to reduce label waste and considering water-soluble labels for easier glass bottle recycling.
    The hosts suggest modifications to the packaging, including the use of B-flute for warehouse space efficiency and unlabeled bottles to streamline the customer experience.
    The episode emphasizes continuous innovation and adapting to market feedback in the journey of product packaging development.
    Notable Quotes:
    "This is a really cool way to do it. Right. Because when you've got your product in here, the product sticks up. It feels a little bit more special versus having a tall front." - Evelio
    "The roll end tuck front. But isn't it also an arial laugh? Rollin' on my end. Laughing my face off." - Evelio, discussing different box types with humor.
    "You could go to a lighter weight material. I'm guessing the concentrate could handle that in terms of the barrier properties of like a PET." - Adam Peek, on alternative packaging materials.
    Resources:
    Mentioned Websites: PathosansDirect.com
    References to Packaging Products and Solutions: Water activated paper tape, B-flute and C-flute corrugated boxes, water-soluble labels by Smart Solve.
    Host Social Links: Adam Peek’s LinkedIn Profile & Podcast, Evelio's LinkedIn Profil

    • 44 min
    244 - Jody Polishchuk from Sundays on how they made the first zero sugar creme cookie

    244 - Jody Polishchuk from Sundays on how they made the first zero sugar creme cookie

    Follow Jody on LinkedIn
    Buy some Sundays on Amazon
    Huge thanks to our sponsors:
    Get the dopest Packaging shirts at www.packagingfashion.com
    Book a demo with Specright
    Book a demo with Trayak (LCA’s on demand!)
    SmartSolve has water soluble label and paper materials. Learn more!
    The Scrapp App is going to revolutionize home and corporate recycling. Download for your device today!
    Meyers Sustainable Packaging Guide eBook
    Labl - NEWEST sponsor and much more to come! eCommerce companies NEED to see what they’re doing.
    Sustainable Packaging Podcast w/ Cory Connors
    Packaging Unbox’d with Evelio Mattos
    Beyond the Shelf with Laura Foti
    Specright and Packaging Info
    Buy Packaging Peeks Kids book
    Show notes provided by Deciphr.ai:
    About the Guest(s):
    Jody Polishchuk is an entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with, having a rich history of founding and developing businesses. Originally hailing from Toronto and making a home in Victoria, British Columbia, Polishchuk boasts a diverse professional background, from his time in the New York fine arts scene to his impactful ventures in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector. His key achievements include establishing the cold-pressed juice brand, The Juice Box, and a plant-based yogurt company called Yuga—both of which underscore his innovative approach and commitment to health-conscious enterprises. Currently, he stands at the helm of Sundays, a company that's pioneering a healthier makeover of the beloved Oreo cookie, channeling his expertise as a self-titled 'professional figure outer'.
    Episode Summary:
    In the latest installment of our insightful conversations, we are joined by Jody Polishchuk, a maverick entrepreneur with a keen eye for reinvention and the art of the start-up. Known for his transparent approach to the entrepreneurial journey, Polishchuk shares a candid look into the successes and lessons learned from his various ventures, culminating in his latest project, Sundays. This episode promises to delve deep into the realities of innovating within the CPG space, offering listeners a front-row seat to the strategic thinking of a seasoned founder.
    Venturing beyond traditional business narratives, this episode takes a personal turn, revealing Polishchuk's decision to become an entrepreneur due to his lack of interest in conventional employment, embracing a path of self-sufficiency and discovery. The conversation flows through his remarkable transition from conceptualizing a business in college all the way to refining and selling a cold-pressed juice brand within an incredibly short span. Key SEO phrases like "entrepreneurial journey," "CPG innovation," and "plant-based foods" pepper the dialogue, demonstrating Polishchuk's deep-rooted connection to health and sustainability. A valuable exploration awaits as Polishchuk unravels the tapestry of his business acumen, rooted in genuine passion rather than the pursuit of profit alone.
    Key Takeaways:
    * Jody Polishchuk's early recognition of his entrepreneurial spirit and journey from exiting university to creating his own path in the CPG industry.
    * The importance of timing and luck in business, demonstrated by the rapid success and acquisition of The Juice Box.
    * Valuable insights into the pitfalls of chasing monetary gains in business, contrasting with the notion of building a company with genuine depth and passion.
    * An in-depth look at how the concept of reinventing the Oreos led to the founding of Sundays.
    * The significance of branding and packaging in creating an unforgettable product, as reflected in Sundays' nostalgic and artistic design.
    Notable Quotes:
    * "I'm an entrepreneur by default in that, like many entrepreneurs, I'm completely unemployable." — Jody Polishchuk
    * "If you just start a business for the money… you have infected the business from its seed stage." — Jody Polishchuk
    * "Most brands are forgettable. And forgettable brands are just really cost a lot more money to build." — Jody Polishchuk
    * "Sundays

    • 37 min
    243 - Tony Perrotta on why we need to move beyond just talking about sustainability

    243 - Tony Perrotta on why we need to move beyond just talking about sustainability

    Follow Tony on LinkedIn
    Huge thanks to our sponsors:
    Get the dopest Packaging shirts at www.packagingfashion.com
    Book a demo with Specright
    Meyers Sustainable Packaging Guide eBook
    Labl - NEWEST sponsor and much more to come! eCommerce companies NEED to see what they’re doing.
    Sustainable Packaging Podcast w/ Cory Connors
    Packaging Unbox’d with Evelio Mattos
    Beyond the Shelf with Laura Foti
    Specright and Packaging Info
    Buy Packaging Peeks Kids book
    Show notes provided by Deciphr.ai:
    About the Guest(s):
    Tony Perrotta is a seasoned expert with approximately 25 years of experience in the field of sustainability, growth, and innovation. Presently, he is part of PA Consulting where he assists consumer and manufacturing clients with growth strategy, sustainability, and regenerative economic projects. Tony is an advocate for solving environmental challenges and is leading the charge on dry molded fiber initiatives at PA Consulting. His work includes collaborating with globally recognized brands to replace single-use plastics with eco-friendly alternatives.
    Episode Summary:
    In this episode, we are honored to host Tony Perrotta from PA Consulting, a professional steeped in the world of sustainability and innovation. The conversation with Tony delves into the pivotal shift from sustainability to regenerative economics, the cutting-edge practices to eliminate waste, and the quest for creating a world where products and packaging leave a positive impact on the environment.
    Tony provides a gripping overview of PA Consulting's ethos on bringing ingenuity to life, their historical ventures into innovative solutions, and their current strategic partnerships aimed at replacing single-use plastics. Fostering a regenerative economy is the cornerstone of Tony's mission, advocating for business practices that contribute beneficially to the planet's health rather than merely sustaining the status quo.
    Throughout the discussion, Tony emphasizes the urgency in redefining sustainability and introduces us to the groundbreaking initiatives of the bottle and blister collective. These efforts, championed by PA Consulting and pulpac, showcase a collaborative framework bringing together industry giants like Diageo, Sanofi, and more, in a bid to develop eco-friendly packaging designs. The episode presents an insightful look into the challenges and advancement of sustainable packaging technologies.
    Key Takeaways:
    * The transition from sustainability to regenerative economy: Tony asserts that sustainability may no longer be sufficient, emphasizing the need for practices that have a regenerative effect on the environment.
    * Dry molded fiber technology: An innovative, water-conserving, and energy-efficient method for producing packaging that could potentially replace single-use plastics at scale.
    * Collaboration is key: The bottle and blister collectives, through radical collaboration, aim to address the problem of single-use plastics in the packaging of beverages, pharmaceuticals, and consumer health products.
    * Microsoft's water policy: An exemplary model of a corporate taking a regenerative approach, aiming to return more clean water to the world than they use.
    * Life-centered design: Beyond human-centered design, Tony highlights the importance of considering the well-being of all life forms in sustainability initiatives.
    Notable Quotes:
    * "The lack of a climate action plan at any business is the lack of a business continuity plan."
    * "Our intention there is to identify […] how might we bring a collective of organizations together in service of a single mission."
    * "Collaboration at a new radical level."
    * "We're seeing a lot of changes and a lot of needs related to resource allocation, climate change, et cetera."
    Resources:
    * Tony Perrotta's LinkedIn: LinkedIn Profile
    * PA Consulting: paconsulting.com
    * Pulpac's Website: pulpac.com
    Join us for this enlightening conversation with Tony Perrotta and discover how PA Consulting, along with its industry

    • 36 min
    242 - LIVE from Austin, TX with Casey Nakamura

    242 - LIVE from Austin, TX with Casey Nakamura

    Connect with Follow Casey on LinkedIn
    Huge thanks to our sponsors:
    Get the dopest Packaging shirts at www.packagingfashion.com
    Specright Summit is going on now!
    Meyers Sustainable Packaging Guide eBook
    Labl - NEWEST sponsor and much more to come! eCommerce companies NEED to see what they’re doing.
    Sustainable Packaging Podcast w/ Cory Connors
    Packaging Unbox’d with Evelio Mattos
    Beyond the Shelf with Laura Foti
    Specright and Packaging Info
    Buy Packaging Peeks Kids book
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    • 27 min
    241 - Tag discusses the future of connected packaging and sustainability

    241 - Tag discusses the future of connected packaging and sustainability

    Connect with Follow Tag on Linkedin
    Huge thanks to our sponsors:
    Get the dopest Packaging shirts at www.packagingfashion.com
    Specright Summit is coming up soon! Are you going?
    Meyers Sustainable Packaging Guide eBook
    Labl - NEWEST sponsor and much more to come! eCommerce companies NEED to see what they’re doing.
    Sustainable Packaging Podcast w/ Cory Connors
    Packaging Unbox’d with Evelio Mattos
    Beyond the Shelf with Laura Foti
    Specright and Packaging Info
    Buy Packaging Peeks Kids book
    Show notes from Deciphr.ai:
    About the Guest(s):
    On this episode of the People of Packaging Podcast, host Adam Peek is joined by a dynamic quartet from Tag, a global creative, production, and sourcing powerhouse for brands and agencies. Devin Nutter serves as the Director of Strategic Sourcing, pioneering sourcing solutions that make the dream work of product packaging come to fruition. Jan Stollerman leads as the Global Business Director, ensuring impactful content delivery for multiple brand categories across channels. Emily Stolarcyk, the Sustainability Director, guides brands towards successful sustainability practices while navigating regulations like EPR. Paul Lynch, the Head of Experience in Commerce for the UK and Ireland, brings in-depth knowledge of connected packaging and consumer engagement for brands to own their first-party data.
    Episode Summary:
    In this engaging episode of the People of Packaging podcast, host Adam Peek delves deep into the world of packaging with a focus on connected packaging and sustainability, two cornerstone topics that are rapidly reshaping the industry. The conversation uncovers how Tag, through its collaborative experts, caters to the full spectrum of packaging needs, from creation to sustainability compliance, and data-driven consumer engagement strategies.
    Tag's integrated approach is dissected, emphasizing how the company provides end-to-end solutions from the initial design to the delivery and monitoring of products and packaging. With a shift towards owning consumer data, brands are leveraging new technologies like QR codes, NFC tags, and RFID tags to create omnichannel experiences. The episode discusses how connected packaging is not only a tool for marketing but also a means for improving economic efficiency and consumer convenience in areas such as product lifecycle and recycling instructions.
    Key Takeaways:
    Connected packaging is becoming an increasingly important tool for brands to engage consumers, capture first-party data, and comply with sustainability regulations like EPR.
    Tag's comprehensive approach integrates creative design, strategic sourcing, and technology-driven solutions to meet and exceed brands' packaging needs globally.
    The inclusion of cutting-edge technologies such as QR codes, NFC tags, and RFID tags in packaging is driving a more sustainable and economically efficient future for brands.
    Brands are more willing to share sustainability practices and innovations in the pursuit of green goals, indicating a shift toward collective environmental responsibility.
    Tag's acquisition by Dentsu and synergy with Dentsu's other companies like Merkel is broadening the horizons for what they can offer in terms of connected and sustainable packaging solutions.
    Notable Quotes:
    "We're able to pull it together based on what Jan is able to produce, and then we hand it over. Paul and his team can provide some analytics on the marketing success aspect." - Devin Nutter
    "The pack sits at the center of everything that a marketer does… now with the connected pack, it could tell you, 'Hey, I'm getting ready to expire.'" - Jan Stollerman
    "Brands are responding with the rise of extended producer responsibility schemes, or EPR. It's no longer up to just the consumers of what happens to that package." - Emily Stolarcyk
    "We're seeing that our customers are actually looking to use the digital platform to change their campaigns and not necessarily continually reprint the packaging." - Paul Lynch
    Resources

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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Great podcaster and person!

Adam is one of the most helpful and genuine people in packaging. He had a great approach to business and sales and this podcast. Good stuff!!

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Are you an industry pro? Packaging is Awesome!

Adam Peek is a true star in this world of packaging and a great person! This podcast is awesome and worth listening to. Thank you Adam Peek for putting so much effort into this my friend!

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Great and Informative!

I recently started listening to this show and absolutely love it. I enjoy hearing about other’s packaging journeys and picking up new information that I can apply. Great dialogue and production!

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