Organic Produce Summit to Address Reducing Plastics in Produce Packaging During New Sustainability Session

MONTEREY, CA.June 20, 2024Organic Produce Summit today announces new speaker session highlighting sustainable packaging on July 11 at the only comprehensive one-stop-shop event for retailers and buyers in the organic produce industry. The session, “Sustainable Packaging: Reducing Plastics in the Produce Department,” will focus on how produce packaging is changing and evolving alongside the industry’s increased emphasis on sustainability.

Sponsored by Cal-Organic Farms, the session will discuss what’s being done to address the issue of plastics in produce packaging and explore options for alternative materials. Topics examined will also include new technologies to reduce the use of plastics and what the options are to remove them from the supply chain.

The session will be moderated by Kevin Kelly, CEO, Emerald Packaging and includes panelists T. Bruce Taylor, VP of Organic, Earthbound Farm, Naomi Sakoda, Director of Product Portfolio, Driscoll’s and Rachel Irons, Co-Founder & CEO, Nude Foods Market. The 50-minute session will be held Thursday, July 11 at 8 a.m.

The Organic Produce Summit showcases solutions and innovations from over 175 organic growers, shippers and processors from all corners of the business. Held July 10-11 at the Monterey Conference Center, registration for OPS 2024 is open to qualified retailers and general attendees.

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About The Organic Produce Summit:

The Organic Produce Summit, founded in 2016, takes place annually in Monterey, California and is the only event dedicated exclusively to bringing together organic fresh produce growers, shippers and processors with retail and buying organizations from across the globe. The Organic Produce Summit is a part of New Hope Network, the leading natural, organic and conscious products event organizer and industry resource for the natural and healthy lifestyle products industry. For more information visit To learn more about The Organic Produce Summit, visit

About New Hope Network:

New Hope Network’s purpose is to cultivate a prosperous high-integrity CPG and retail ecosystem that creates health, joy and justice for all people while regenerating the planet. New Hope Network is at the forefront of the natural, organic, and conscious products industry. With solutions for the complete supply chain, including manufacturers, retailers, distributors, service providers, ingredient suppliers, media and investors, New Hope Network offers a robust portfolio of content, events, data, research, and consultative services. For more information visit

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