Co-Director & Project Lead, Innovation, Green Chemistry & Commerce CounselMonica Becker is the Co-Director and Innovation Project Group Lead of the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), and runs the GC3 Collaborative Innovation Project on Preservatives and the GC3 Green & Bio-based Chemistry Startup Network. Monica has over 30 years of experience in industry, research and consulting organizations working on green manufacturing process and product development and has advised numerous companies, government agencies and other organizations on management and policies that promote sustainable practices in the manufacturing. Monica held management positions at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction and Tellus Institutes, and Eka Chemicals (now AkzoNobel). Monica has Masters’ degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Technology & Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Thursday 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Point of Purchase Decision Drivers: Packaging & Sustainability I
The Hunt for Sustainable, Green Chemistries for Wipes
The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) is a cross-sector, full value chain business membership organization that convenes collaborations to advance green chemistry innovation & practice. The presentation will focus on a collaborative effort to identify and accelerate the development of novel, safe and effective preservative technologies for personal care and household products. Eleven CPG companies (including J&J, P&G and Unilever) and five preservative suppliers (including Dow, Lonza and Symrise) sponsored the effort; the CPG companies participated in the design, which included the development of technical and safety criteria, and judging. The evaluation included safety and performance assessments. We will describe the process, the final results and plans for new projects.
Wednesday 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining with Industry Thought Leaders