Hyatt Regency Minneapolis   |   Minneapolis, Minnesota   |   June 17-20, 2024

Conference Speakers


Desmond VanHouten, Ph.D.

Sr. Marketing Manager, Amcor Flexibles North America


Desmond VanHouten, is a Senior Marketing Manager for Amcor Flexibles North America, based in Oshkosh, WI. In his current role Desmond leads a team focused on Confection, Snacks, Nuts & Seeds, Fresh and Frozen, as well as support the Grocery, Consumer and Industrial team on sustainability initiatives. Prior to becoming a senior marketing manager, Desmond was the R&D Manager for Amcor Flexibles North America with a team supporting the development of polyethylene packaging including developing structures that contain PCR materials. Desmond had been in R&D roles for over 13 years with 8 years focused on flexible packaging.
Thursday, June 20
9:00 am - 11:15 am
Recycling & Regulations

Navigating Sustainability in the Wipes Landscape: A Global Perspective on EPR Legislation, Retail Requirements, and Innovative Packaging Solutions

Please join Amcor and Senior Market Manager Desmond VanHouten, as he walks us through the evolution of how market forces such as proposed EPR legislation and retail requirements shape sustainability initiatives in the wipes landscape. The discussion will cover the latest on what is already occurring in these areas today in North America, and how that compares to the happenings in the rest of the world. After covering the dynamics that are influencing the push to more sustainable packaging options, Desmond will help us understand the different avenues wipes producers are exploring to achieve their sustainability objectives (recycled content, mono material, down gauging, etc.), while continuing to provide economically viable solutions to consumers.