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BillerudKorsnäs, a sustainability leader in the global packaging industry and provider of packaging solutions, has been sponsoring the Tara Ocean Foundation since the Tara Pacific expedition began in 2016.

Billerudkorsnäs is encouraging action against ocean litter in a series of just-announced U.S. events, in theme with this year’s World Ocean’s Day. The Swedish company has outlined an ambitious mission to challenge conventional packaging and bring more sustainable practices to the industry.

“Between the growing chorus from consumers to address single-use packaging waste to reports from ocean researchers on declining ocean health, the problem of ocean litter has reached critical awareness,” said Peter Malmqvist, BillerudKorsnäs Marketing Director, Americas. “What we need now is collaboration for sustainable development.”

BillerudKorsnäs will bring together business leaders and consumers in a series of U.S. events as part of its mission to challenge conventional packaging, as well as its partnership with Tara Ocean Foundation.

Events and meeting places for a sustainable future include:

Challenge 2018, Portland (July 8-9):

• BillerudKorsnäs partners with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) to host public tours of the Tara Ocean Foundation’s vessel

• Business and community leaders convene to explore how science and sustainability can improve environmental conditions through innovation in packaging

Challenge 2018, New York (September 19-21):

• BillerudKorsnäs and the Tara Ocean Foundation sail to the East Coast to host a series of tours and talks on packaging sustainability, consumer preferences and brand loyalty

Challenge 2018, Boston (September 26-28):

• BillerudKorsnäs, in cooperation with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and the Tara Ocean Foundation host industry education and networking events in conjunction with SPC Advance (members-only event)

“Together with researchers, the business community and politicians, we can achieve more sustainable development,”

said Malmqvist