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3x3 Panel + Q&A: The Future of Sustainable Brands and Packaging

Moderated by Dr Andrew Dent

Vice President, Library & Materials Research at Material ConneXion

3x3: The Future of Sustainable Brands and Packaging

This year at the Dieline Conference, we have curated a panel that will discuss the future of sustainable packaging. Moderated by Andrew Dent, Executive Vice President and Research Chief Material Scientist at Material ConneXion®, he will chat with Lush Cosmetics' Earthcare and Engineering Circle member Giles Verdon, A Plastic Planet co-founder Sian Sutherland, and Pearlfisher's Head of Realization Brandi Parker about how designers and brands can tackle the plastic issue with the power of design.

Topics discussed will range from what the world of packaging will look like in the next 5-15 years, and if governments should take the initiative and implement state and country-wide regulations or bans on single-use plastics, or if the issue is the sole responsibility of brands. Also, what does eliminating plastic packaging look like globally?

Attendees will also take away concrete information about the latest sustainable packaging materials and how brands are currently trying to solve the plastic packaging crisis.

About Andrew Dent

Dr. Andrew Dent, Vice President, Library & Materials Research, plays a key role in the expansion of Material ConneXion’s technical knowledge base. His research directs the implementation of consulting projects and the selection of innovative, sustainable and advanced materials to Material ConneXion’s Library, which currently has over 7,500 materials. From Whirlpool and Adidas to BMW, Proctor & Gamble and Ikea, Dr. Dent has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies develop or improve their products through the use of innovative materials. He is a frequent speaker on sustainable and innovative material strategies and is the co-author of the Material Innovation books series, which, to date, includes Material Innovation: Architecture and Material Innovation: Product Design. Dr. Dent has also contributed to many magazines including Business Week, Fast Company and the Financial Times.  He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the Cambridge University in England.