B. Environmental & Sustainability

Much of what is “known” about packaging and the environment is false or misleading.  Packaging is vital to protect, deliver, and market products but we must acknowledge the environmental impacts and strive for sustainability – doing business today such that it has no negative impact on future generations.

Publications

K. S. Marsh & B. Bugusu, 2007, "IFT Scientific Status Summary 2007: Food Packaging – Roles, Materials and Environmental Issues",  Journal of Food Science, Vol. 72, issue 3, 547.   

K. S. Marsh & B. Bugusu, 2007, "Food Packaging and its Environmental Impact",  Food Technology, Vol. 61, No. 4, 46.

K. S. Marsh, 2007, “A Model for Sustainability”, The Waterline, April, 11.

K. Marsh & B. Bugusu, 2006, “Food Packaging: Role, Materials and Environmental Issues”, Scientific Status Summary overview, Food Technology, 60, No.

K. S. Marsh, 1995, "Intelligent Choices for Packaging and Solid Waste" (Excerpts from IoPP Certification Paper), ChiPak News, October, 4.

K. S. Marsh, 1994, "Package Design, Materials, and Related Environmental Issues", Activities Report of the R & D Associates, 46 No. 1, 177.

K. S. Marsh, 1993, "Packaging as a Supplier of Health, Filler of Landfills, and Excuse for Trade Barriers", International Symposium on Packaging, Economic Development & The Environment, Institute of Packaging Professionals, Herndon, VA, 23.

K. S. Marsh, 1993, "Intelligent Choices for Packaging and Solid Waste", IoPP Technical Journal, Spring, 7.

K. S. Marsh, 1993, "A Modest Proposal: Is Food Packaging Really Necessary?", PackInfo, V, Issue 2, March/April, 6

Greenberg, R., 1991, “Food Scientists Add Voices to Solid-Waste Debate”, in Environmental News, Packaging, April, 21

K. S. Marsh, 1990, "Directory Assistance for Solid Waste", Guest Editorial in the Food Packaging Division Newsletter - Institute of Food Technologists, XVI No. 1, Spring Edition.

Anonymous (K. S. Marsh was a co-author), 1991, "Food Packaging, Food Protection and the Environment", A Workshop Report convened by the Institute of Food Technologists' Office of Scientific Public Affairs, and organized and chaired by the IFT Food Packaging Division, Released October 3.   (White paper – hand delivered to every member of Congress)

K. S. Marsh, 1991, "Effective Management of Food Packaging: From Production to Disposal", A Scientific Status Summary, Food Technology, 45 No. 5, 225.

Presentations

K. S. Marsh, “Debunking Myths about Packaging and the Environment”, PaperCon ‘09, TAPPI Solutions for a Changing World,  St. Louis, MO,  June 1, 2009.

K. S. Marsh, “Packaging and the Environment: Debunking the Myths”, First Webinar of a series on Sustainability for the Association of Industrial Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL), Jaunary 8, 2009.

K. S. Marsh, “Packaging and the Environment: Debunking the Myths”, Keynote address for 2008 Association of Industrial Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) Fall Technical Conference & 22nd International Conference on Vacuum Web Coating, Myrtle Beach, SC, October 19, 2008.

K. S. Marsh, “Food Packaging: Friend or Foe to the Environment”, 13vo Simposium Internacional de Ingenierria en Industrias Alimentarias: Fusion 2008, Queretaro, Mexico, October 11, 2008.

B. Bugusu and K. S. Marsh (B. Bugusu presented), “Effective management of food packaging from production to disposal: An update”, IFT Annual Meeting, June 26, 2006, Orlando, FL.

K. S. Marsh, “Packaging: The Key to Economic Development, Both Here & Abroad”, Sustainable Packaging Symposium, VA/ Carolinas Chapter of IoPP, May 5, 2006, Myrtle Beach, SC.

K. S. Marsh, "Packaging for Granted", Clemson University, April 23, 1997, Clemson, SC.  (Seminar offered as part of interview process for Cryovac Chair.)

K. S. Marsh, "Pros & Cons of Green Marketing", Seminar presented at Expanded Horizons, 15th Annual Illinois Recycling Conference, August 1, 1995, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL.

K. S. Marsh, "Packaging Impact on Environment, Product Safety and Distribution, and Trade", Seminar presented to the Korean Food Research Institute, 18 April, 1995, Seoul, Korea.

K. S. Marsh, "Packaging Impacts on Environment, Product Safety and Distribution, and Trade", Seoul Pack '95, 12 April, 1995, Seoul, Korea.

K. S. Marsh, "Food Packaging, Food Safety, and the Environment", Scientific Lecture for the Mid-South Institute of Food Technologists, January 17, 1995, Memphis, TN.

K. S. Marsh, "Is Green Good?", Chicago  Section of the Institute of Packaging Professionals,  December 13, 1994, Barrington, IL.

K. S. Marsh, "Packaging for Food Protection and Environmental Responsiveness", Seminar sponsored by the Hellenic Export Promotion Organization, 6 October, 1994, Athens, Greece.

K. S. Marsh, "Environmental Impact of Packaging Materials", Presented at "Application of New Advanced Packaging Materials and Systems For Processed Food", 18 March, 1993, Bangkok, Thailand.

K. S. Marsh, "Food Packaging, Food Safety, and the Environment", Scientific Lecture for Lewis & Clark Section - Institute of Food Technologists, November  4, 1993, Yakima, WA.

K. S. Marsh, "Packaging: Design, Materials, and Related Environmental Issues - A Newer Focus", Presented at the R & D Associates, Fall '93 Meeting, October 5-7, 1993, Boston, MA.

K. S. Marsh, "Food Packaging, Food Safety, and the Environment", Scientific Lecture for North California Institute of Food Technologists, February 17 1993, Berkeley, CA.

K. S. Marsh, "Packaging as a Supplier of Health, Filler of Landfills, and Excuse for Trade Barriers", Presented at the IoPP International Symposium on Packaging, Economic Development & The Environment, November 9, 1992, Chicago, IL.

K. S. Marsh, "Food Packaging, Food Safety, and the Environment", Scientific Lecture for B.C. Food Technologists, September 21, 1992, Vancouver, B. C., Canada

K. S. Marsh, "Packaging and the Environment", Tripartite Symposium on Food Packaging at Duquesne University, May 13, 1992, Pittsburgh, PA.

K. S. Marsh, "Food Packaging, Food Safety, and the Environment", Scientific Lecture for Kansas City Section - Institute of Food Technologists, April 13, 1992, Kansas City, MO.

K. S. Marsh, "Environmental Pollution through Packaging Materials and Possible Counter Measures", Presented at the Workshop on Quality Improvement of Processed Foods and the Application of Flexible Packaging Materials, 5 February, 1992, Manila, Philippines.

K. S. Marsh, "Food Packaging, Food Safety, and the Environment Within the Constraints of Hawai'i", Scientific Lecture for Hawai'i Section of the Institute of Food Technologists, January 29, 1992, Honolulu, HI.

K. S. Marsh, "Effective Management of Food Packaging: From Reduction to Disposal", Presented at Quality and Safety in the Food Chain, the 1991 International Winter Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, December 19, 1991, Chicago, IL.

H. A. Hughes and K. S. Marsh, "Food Packaging and the Environment", Presented at the National Seminar on Food Technology - Better Packaging for Better Foods, 23 October, 1991, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

K. S. Marsh, "Legislation in Food Packaging and Labeling for Export in US and EEC", Presented at the National Seminar on Food Technology - Better Packaging for Better Foods, 22 October, 1991, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

K. S. Marsh, "Food Packaging and the Environment: Friends or Foes?", Presented at the Tenth Annual Midwest Food Processing Conference - Food Safety and the Environment -The Total Package, October 7, 1991, LaCrosse, WI.

K. S. Marsh, "Food Packaging, Food Safety, and the Environment", Scientific Lecture for Central New York Section of the Institute of Food Technologists, September 25, 1991, Syracuse, NY.

K. S. Marsh, "A Packager's Look at the Environment" - IFT Objectives", Presented at the  R & D Associates, Solid Waste Work Group, April 30, 1991, San Diego, CA.

K. S. Marsh, "Food Packaging, Food Safety and the Environment", Presented at the Ingredients & Nutrition Labeling Conference, April 17 - 18, 1991, Rosemont, IL.

K. S. Marsh, "Food Packaging, Food Safety and the Environment", Presented at the Northwest Food Processors Assoc. Convention, January 14, 1991, Portland, OR.

K. S. Marsh, "A Packager's Look at the Environment", Presented at the Congregational Unitarian Church of Woodstock, December 9, 1995, Woodstock, IL.

K. S. Marsh, Initiator, Co-organizer and Resource Person for Workshop on Food Packaging, Food Protection and the Environment, convened by the Institute of Food Technologists' Office of Scientific Public Affairs, and organized and chaired by the IFT Food Packaging Division, Washington, D.C., November 7-8, 1990.

K. S. Marsh, "Food Packaging, Food Protection and the Environment - A Workshop Sponsored by I.F.T. Packaging Division, and OSPA", Presented at the R & D Associates, Solid Waste Work Group, October 30-31, 1990, Boston, MA.