September 11—13, 2023
Las Vegas, NV USA
Monday, September 11: 9am–5pm
Tuesday, September 12: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday, September 13: 9am–3pm


Sustainability Central is a new, must-see destination in North Hall (Booth N-9455) to help guide you through a complete understanding of how to achieve packaging sustainability and what that means for your brand. Learn from industry experts, engage with interactive content, and discover practical sustainable solutions in manufacturing, materials, design and more.


Step into Sustainability Central where the backdrop of a fictitious busy city is an analogy to the overwhelming feelings many have about sustainable packaging.

Walk through the “city” streets of Sustainability Central and find a renewed perspective -one of collaboration, connection, and optimism, amid a concrete jungle.


What does sustainability mean for your brand? Explore these 6 key areas of packaging sustainability encouraging you to reflect and think outside the box…  

  • How might you redesign your packaging if it had to be disassembled for curbside recyclability?
  • How might labeling create more effective consumer engagement with recovery?
  • How would you design a mono-material package for your product?
  • How would you identify and select new materials if yours was no longer able to be used?
  • What would you do differently if recovery was the responsibility of your company?
  • How is your packaging designed for its ideal recovery path?
  • How can your packaging create more efficiencies in the supply chain?
  • How can you optimize your packaging for the primary retail channel?
  • How would you design a manufacturing site if it had to enrich the local ecology?
  • How would you design new factories to be more effective?
  • How would you use analytics to improve your packaging or operations?
  • How would you use analytics to ensure responsible sourcing, production, and recovery?


Sustainability Central's Central Park provides green space and a serene environment for reflection and collaboration. Talk with several universities about their sustainability projects that could spark ideas and collaboration. Listen in on sessions and speak with experts on how to make your brand more sustainable.

Inspiring Ideas from Tomorrow’s Workforce

These universities will be highlighting their current research projects centered around sustainability and the circular economy. Visit each exhibit and get ready to be inspired: Cal-Poly, Indiana State University, Michigan State University, and Wisconsin Stout.

Explore Deep Insights from Experts in Free Show Floor Sessions

Located within Sustainability Central, hear from industry experts on a range of packaging sustainability topics and receive expertise on making your brand more sustainable in the future.
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Sustainability Central is a MUST-SEE show floor destination. Be sure to add it to your show planner.


Sustainable Packaging Explained

The Sustainability Explained Video Series serves to expand education surrounding the topic of sustainability.

Pros and Cons of Mono and Multi-Layer Materials for Sustainable Packaging

Maximizing Sustainable Packaging Solutions to Help Reduce Food Waste