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Pfas In Food Packaging And The Impact On Our Planet – March 20th, 2024

Pfas In Food Packaging And The Impact On Our Planet – March 20th, 2024

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The Green Bay Innovation Group has put together an outstanding group of speakers on March 20, 2024, at Butte Morts Country Club in Appleton from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. To register go to: The cost is: $50.00 per person which includes a buffet lunch.
Our Featured speaker is Tom Lee a Partner at Bryan, Cave, Leighton, Paisner LLP. Tom, an industry expert, will speak on PFAS in Food Packaging: State by State Regulations. In the absence of comprehensive federal regulations of PFAS in food packaging, states are dishing out their own laws. These laws are intended to address concerns that storing food in Food Packaging which contain PFAS Compounds may result in increased ingestion of those PFAS compounds. Historically, Food Packaging contained PFAS which include some grease-resistant paper, food fast containers/wrappers, microwave popcorn bags, pizza boxes, candy wrappers, plastics, and a host of other substrates.

Other Speakers Include:

  • Martin Shafer PhD. Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and Water. He is a Research Scientist Geo/Environmental Chemistry. His PFAS projects primarily address atmospheric cycling (e.g., PFAS levels/deposition in precipitation) and cycling of PFAS in wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Dr. Marissia Jablonski PhD. – Executive Director of the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin. She is an accomplished Water Engineer, Environmental Advisor and Plastics-Reduction Expert who has worked in more than forty-five countries.
  • Kevin Nelson Senior Fellow at Amcor, AMIC Advisory Board and UW Madison College of Engineering alum. He will discuss the material science behind packaging and various challenges the industry faces.
  • Brad Hartong – Primient – Applications Development Scientist in the Chemical and Paper Industries working with barrier coatings trying to replace fluorochemicals in various products.
  • Betsy Metzger – Product Development Manager for Glenroy, Inc. Glenroy is a flexible packaging company specializing in Food Packaging.
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