Melissa Craig

Senior Manager, Packaging Sustainability

Melissa Craig is the Senior Manager for Packaging Sustainability at Unilever in North America.  She drives the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan by engaging with categories and businesses to help find innovative solutions to reduce waste, make plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable and implement PCR inclusion programs.   Melissa also supports programs related to driving infrastructure and technology development, consumer education, claims and advocacy.  She has over 25 years of experience in designing packaging for consumer products and foods.  Prior to joining Unilever Melissa was the Packaging Sustainability Manager at the Kellogg Company.   She has a BS from of Rochester Institute of Technology in Packaging Science and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  

Concurrent Session: Advances in Packaging for Food Contact

Tuesday, May 21st
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Packaging performs a number of important jobs, from ensuring food safety to extending shelf life and preventing food waste.  This session will explore new materials and methods for further reducing the environmental impact of packaging for food contact. 

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Concurrent Session: Advances in Packaging for Food Contact

Monica Filyaw
Robert Flores
Melissa Craig
Tim Ponrathnam, Ph.D.