The Spearhead Group is always on the lookout for tools to help foster a deeper understanding of sustainability requirements and solutions. Our team values the opportunity to learn and network with professionals who share our passion for sustainability in business. Head of Global Sustainability Strategies, Patricia Burguete, attended the recent Circularity 22 convention hosted by GreenBiz to explore this topic with global sustainability leaders. She made it her mission to understand how we can keep the circular economy in mind as we practice our core values of innovation and sustainability.
Circularity 22 is the largest convention in the US focused on the circular economy. The 3-day event included keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and trainings. The convention also hosted networking opportunities between thought leaders and a solutions expo for industry professionals. Patricia gained invaluable learnings on the benefits of recycled and recyclable materials, as well as reusable packaging, and how to plan for sustainable success.
Patricia also had the opportunity to meet with some inspiring organizations such as the Ellen McArthur Foundation, WWF, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Product Stewardship Institute, The Recycling Partnership, Greenpeace, WBCSD (World Buss. Council for Sustainable Development), Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, Amazon, Westrock, Sustana Fiber, Iron Mountain, Macy’s, Shaw Industries, ALPLA, Novelis, just a few of the businesses in the United States that truly lead by example.
Here’s what Patricia had to say about her time at Circularity 22: “This past week confirmed what an exciting and important challenge my role brings. It brought to light how vital design and innovation will be to deliver circular and sustainable packaging to our clients.”