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Lite Lunch: Sustainable Packaging for A New Earth with Wes Carter

October 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

When a handful of pro surfers, brand managers, and packaging experts struck up a conversation about the plastic pollution crisis plaguing our oceans, lakes, and rivers, they ended up on a mission to transform the entire packaging industry.

Come join us for a Lite Lunch about A New Earth Project on October 26th, as we deep dive initiative to address the problems of single-use plastics in supply chain industries while finding and creating solutions that can rid oceans, lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water of plastic pollutants. This lunch and presentation, with Wes Carter, President of Atlantic Packaging – one of the largest privately held packaging companies in North America – will show us how companies, big and small, can be part of the solution through facilitation and advocacy.

Tickets for this event are $25 for members and $35 for CLS guests and will include a boxed lunch. Free for students by calling the number listed below and showing a valid ID at check in (please note: boxed lunch not included with free admittance).
To purchase tickets, click here or call 843-723-9912.

About A New Earth Project:
As New Earth Project started as a conversation between surfers on the North Shore of Oahu and has grown into a robust movement to raise awareness of the scale of plastic pollution in waterways. The initiative brings together the voices of ocean and water advocacy groups with organizations in the supply chain equipped to bring solutions to the table to remediate the problems that exist today. With a team built by founder Wes Carter, president of Atlantic Packaging, one of the largest privately held packaging companies in North America, the initiative is supported by veterans from the surf, outdoor, film, and packaging industries.

About Wes Carter:
As the president of Atlantic Packaging, Wes realized that the packaging supply chain had a blind spot when it came to acknowledging the problematic components of the products they were selling. He realized that what we needed was an awakening to the fact that the packaging supply chain is a part of the problem.

Wes is the third generation leader of Atlantic Packaging – the largest, privately-held, and most technical resource in packaging in North America. Atlantic specializes in optimizing packaging through technology and comprehensive programs to drive sustainable value. The company origin traces back to his grandfather.

As a life long surfer, traveler, and outdoorsman, Wes’ link with the global surfing community helps connect the pieces between the ambassadors of the ocean and the leaders in the packaging supply chain who can enact this chance. He launched A New Earth Project in January of 2020 to be the inspiration driving this movement into the future. Today, Wes is the driving force behind the company’s sustainability initiative and its commitment to making real and lasting change.


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