John Bernardo

Location

Boise, ID, United States

Role

Consultant

Job Title

Principal

Company

Sustainable Innovations LLC

Profile

John Bernardo, Founder and Principal of Sustainable Innovations LLC, and Retail Lead for the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, consults with businesses to identify, strategize, implement and monitor process and technological improvements designed to increase operating efficiencies, reduce environmental and societal impacts, and enhance employee morale, customer perceptions, and investor relations.

John has over 20 years experience in providing pollution prevention, energy conservation, recycling and sustainable operations assistance to large and small businesses ranging from grocery retailers to packagers to the US Air Force. He was instrumental in many of the packaging initiatives launched by Albertsons Food and Drug to enhance container recycling and resource conservation. He has assisted DuPont as a juror for Innovative Packaging Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and is a juror for the Greener Packaging Awards and the PMA Impact Packaging Awards.

John A. Bernardo, Principal
Sustainable Innovations LLC
www.sustaininnovations.com
sustaininnovations@cableone.net
208-695-9096


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  • EPP

    I have managed to convince a medical center client to replace IV Bags made with PVC and DEHP to Vis-A-Vis or other bags which do not contain either controversial plastic. The concern with DEHP was based upon potential impacts to the patient and that of the PVC based upon the production of dixoins when the used bags are incinerated. I would appreciate receiving a copy of the white paper.

  • I also recommend contacting

    I also recommend contacting PTIS Global for the assistance you have requested. You should also contact the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (www.sustainablepackaging.org) for specific facts on packaging and their sustainability attributes.

  • The SPC COMPASS (Comparative

    The SPC COMPASS (Comparative Packaging Assessment) online software application is going to quickly become a favorite tool of packaging designers and other professionals to compare and consider material choices in an unbiased manner. I envision packaging companies compiling databases of material information which they can share with their customers to promote sales and sustainable packaging.

  • Greenometer

    Alexander, I suggest relying on second and third party certifications of materials and energy sourced for packaging production. Additionally, strive for End-of-Life attributes that are realistic and verifiable. It does no good to say a package made from polypropylene is recyclable when polypropylene is not commonly collected and recycled curbside, which is where most consumers attempt to recycle packaging. Finally, testing and verification of composting and biodegrading attributes of packaging are essential to move the packaging chain towards a truly sustainable sector and not just with words (greenwashing).

  • Greenometer

    Alexander, I suggest relying on second and third party certifications of materials and energy sourced for packaging production. Additionally, strive for End-of-Life attributes that are realistic and verifiable. It does no good to say a package made from polypropylene is recyclable when polypropylene is not commonly collected and recycled curbside, which is where most consumers attempt to recycle packaging. Finally, testing and verification of composting and biodegrading attributes of packaging are essential to move the packaging chain towards a truly sustainable sector and not just with words (greenwashing).

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