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What Is Sustainable Packaging?
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Packaging, Products and Design May. 2013

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Katherine O’Dea is Senior Director of Innovation and Advisory Services at GreenBlue and has a 20 year background in corporate sustainability.  Since joining GreenBlue in 2007, Katherine’s work has been multifaceted.  In addition to launching and building out the organization’s Advisory Services program she plays a principal role in strategy development, leads the…

Katherine O’Dea is Senior Director of Innovation and Advisory Services at GreenBlue and has a 20 year background in corporate sustainability.  Since joining GreenBlue in 2007, Katherine’s work has been multifaceted.  In addition to launching and building out the organization’s Advisory Services program she plays a principal role in strategy development, leads the exploration and investigation of new program and project opportunities, and contributes to various Sustainable Packaging Coalition projects (e.g., development of the Sustainable Packaging Indicators and Metrics Framework, which served as the baseline for the Global Protocol for Packaging Sustainability).  Katherine also heads up fundraising efforts for GreenBlue.  Previously, Katherine was Executive Director of INFORM, Inc., an environmental research and education nonprofit, Chief Operating Officer for the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Vice President of Business and Environment Programs at Business for Social Responsibility, where she managed BSR’s Apparel Working Group and launched the Clean Cargo Working Group, as well as Founder and Principal Consultant of Ecologistics. Over her career, Katherine has worked on numerous sustainability projects for leading organizations such as The Coca Cola Company, Dell, Dow, DuPont, Ford Motor Company, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s, Nike, and SC Johnson, among others. Katherine holds a BA in Philosophy and English from Emmanuel College and has also completed graduate work in Philosophy and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University and earned a certificate from the Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme at the University of Cambridge.

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Katherine O'Dea

Senior Director, Advisory Services & Innovation
GreenBlue
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