Packaging 2.0 Inc. was founded in 2002 and primarily sells and markets thermoformed plastic packaging made from post-consumer recycled materials. Our company seeks to bridge the worlds of plastics packaging design, manufacturing, reuse, recycling, and sustainability. Our goal is to raise levels of awareness about plastic packaging pollution and increase recycling rates to levels far beyond where they are today.
Through our initiative, Mission 2.Ocean we support a wide range of efforts and organizations on both the local and global levels who share our goals to reduce ocean plastic pollution through prevention, innovation, education, science and action based clean-up efforts.
With over 25 years of experience in the plastic packaging industry, Michael has provided the leadership to take a number of visionary packaging concepts from planning to successful execution, specifically bridging the worlds of plastics design, manufacturing, reuse, recycling, and sustainability. He is passionate about the environment, in particular plastic pollution in our oceans, and is determined be the change by educating about recycling technology.
Chad is an experienced executive well connected in sustainable packaging circles who earned an MBA from Stanford and is based in Santa Cruz California. Most recently he served as Senior VP of packaging for Earthbound Farm, where he oversaw all aspects of starting up and operating a $30 million packaging plant which utilized 100% PCR PET. He cares deeply about the health of the oceans and takes advantage of living in “surf city” whenever he has time.
Mark managed all aspects of our recent Benefit Corporation conversion and subsequent B Corp. certification. He will continue to serve as our social impact leader while he pursues his master’s degree at the University of Michigan-Ford School. A world class kiwi sailor he believes in enabling true social progress through big change.
Mattie Fails – Customer Service
Mattie has a BA from Salve Regina University and possesses strong accounting skills. Her initial achievements include an enhanced inventory management system and paperless office. Upon completing college she participated in a Semester long voyage with S.EA. which included plastic pollution research to help expand her understanding and stewardship of the oceans.