Sustainable Packaging Expo begins next week

Walmart and Sam’s Club are scheduled to hold the 8th Annual Sustainable Packaging Exposition next week at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers, Ar.

The event will be held May 8-9 and is open to merchants, marketers, Walmart employees and product and solutions providers. Several hundred exhibitors are expected to fill the Hammon’s Center to showcase opportunities for cost savings, sustainability improvements and supply chain efficiencies that minimize resource utilization. The event was born out of Walmart's sustainability committments announced in 2005, one of which is to create zero waste.

According to promotional materials for the event, product Suppliers are encourage to invite all associates from their companies who work with packaging and could benefit from the information which will be shared. Walmart also encourages, but doesn’t require, product suppliers to visit the expo with their buyers to maximize the value of the event.

To register for the event go to www.walmart.walmartmeetings.com to begin the process.