Words of wisdom from your packaging peers

The packaging field advances as fast as it does partly because people openly share ideas, pain points and best practices. Throughout 2019, we interviewed several subject matter experts on key concerns, including sustainability challenges and solutions (specifically around plastics), benefits of working with Gen Z, ecommerce packaging improvements, using robots to improve packaging machinery operation and the impact of social media on packaging design.

Here are select thought-provoking quotes from packaging executives—from major brand owners such as Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay and Coca-Cola—in articles exclusive to Packaging Digest. Click the “View Gallery” button to the bottom right of the photo above to scroll quickly through the quotes.

To give these remarks context, here are links to the articles these quotes have come from:


1. Tom Szaky, founder/CEO, TerraCycle and Loop
Loop and big brands boldly reinvent waste-free packaging

2. Captain James (Jim) Lovell, astronaut
Packaging in space!

3. Survey respondent, 2019 Packaging Digest Consumer Survey on Plastic Packaging Sustainability
Consumers want non-plastic packaging options

4. Ivan Keener, student, Michigan State University, School of Packaging
Gen Z on technology, packaging jobs and the environment

5. John R. Henry, owner, Changeover.com
The right way to use robots in packaging machines

6. Nestlé USA packaging sustainability manager Walt Peterson
Nestlé clarifies its sustainable packaging vision

7. Jason Foster, Replenish founder and chief reuser
Amazon chooses refillable packaging for Clean Revolution

8. Anitra Marsh, global sustainability task leader for P&G’s Global Skin and Personal Care brands
Olay is latest household brand to embrace refillable packaging

9. Bruno Van Gompel, technical and supply chain director, Coca-Cola Western Europe
Coca-Cola trials recycled marine plastic for beverage packaging

10. Katie Ceclan, senior director of marketing, Frito-Lay North America
Social media-friendly food packaging ‘reignites’ Lay’s brand

11. Trina Matta, senior manager, Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Non-plastic packaging isn’t the only sustainable solution

12. Kim Marotta, global senior director of corporate responsibility, Molson Coors
Molson Coors shrinks plastic packaging’s Beer Print

13. Maximiliano Sassone, research and innovation director at Danone Argentina
Danone’s new yogurt jar conveys ‘natural’ and premium

14. Martijn Huijbreghs, IT application manager with BBio
Biopharmaceutical company uses label system to enhance ops