Brewing up a Packaging Potion

Time: Thursday Oct 3rd from 10:15AM to 11:45AM

Location: Mt. Adams

Speaker(s): Lisa Spicka - Associate Director, Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA)

Want to magically transform the power of the natural products industry into broad social and environmental impacts? This new Provender workshop-style—an interactive, feedback-focused workshop that helps shape industry-level efforts—helps you do just that.

Led by SFTA, “Brewing Up a Packaging Potion” seeks to obtain feedback on and help align industry peers around SFTA’s 2020 Retailer Packaging Challenge. The Challenge has grown out of SFTA’s 2019 efforts that have convened industry players around coordinating sustainable packaging efforts. Slated for launch in 2020, the Retailer Packaging Challenge seeks to inspire retailers and their suppliers to implement and measure the impacts of radical plastic-reducing packaging efforts. The session will lay out the structure and goals of the Challenge as designed to date, and use group facilitation techniques to inspire thinking and feedback that will make the challenge more realistic, resourced, and impactful.

Attend “Brewing Up a Packaging Potion,” and help formulate the elixir that ignites a packaging movement!



As Associate Director of SFTA, and primary Education Director for its project the Climate Collaborative, Lisa Spicka uses her diverse background to develop educational and analytic tools that help companies uncover sustainability priorities, and learn about practical solutions to grow their triple-bottom-line practices.

Lisa also uses these skills as CEO of Maracuja Solutions, where she helps clients integrate supply chain engagement initiatives and incorporate sustainability strategy and business planning to scale their business services and products with integrity.

Lisa has worked extensively in the United States and Latin America since 1997 in the organic agriculture, food and dairy industry. She has held operations, supply chain integrity, education, and sustainability leadership roles for a spectrum of companies, including Cypress Grove Chevre, OCIA, and Amway-Nutrilite. In her roles, Lisa has led domestic and global initiatives that focus on supply chain integrity, food safety, organic certification, and sustainability management.

She holds a Spanish degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and graduated cum laude from Thunderbird School of Global Management, with a Global MBA in sustainable supply chain management.