Diane Herndon

Senior Manager, Sustainability

Diane Herndon is a corporate responsibility and sustainability expert who works with teams across Nestlé Purnina in the US to improve and communicate sustainability progress across the company. She also works with farmers, non-governmental groups, and other companies and organizations on programs that add value to agricultural landscapes. Package recycling is an important area for Nestlé and Nestlé Purina. While internal teams improve Purina packaging for recyclability and test new materials, Diane is working with brands to incorporate How2Recycle labels onto pet food and litter packages. She is currently working with a cross-industry group to find ways to recycle flexible plastic pet food bags through community recyclers. Diane communicates Purina's progress to associates, consumers, thought leaders and business partners. She coordinates with Nestlé and other Purina world areas to align strategies to Create Shared Value with society.

Opening Plenary

Tuesday, May 21st
10:30am to 12:00pm

Our opening plenary, a series of rapid-fire presentations rolled into a cohesive whole, will feature truly disruptive efforts to advance collection and expand the use of recycled plastics. The plenary will push attendees to think outside the box and challenge their assumptions about the traditional models that need to change to take the life cycle of plastics into the next generation (note that the 2019 Re|focus Sustainability Innovation awards will also be announced during this session).