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Paul Foulkes-Arellano


Sustainable Design Alliance

Paul Foulkes-Arellano studied modern languages and linguistics at Cambridge University, focusing nowadays on the preservation of endangered languages.

He has worked in branding and packaging innovation since 1989, having held senior positions at London's biggest agencies. Currently he is Director of Client Programmes at Precipice Design, where he is a consultant to major international clients such as Mondelez, Nestlé and Unilever.

He chairs a number of brand design competitions, and is a regular speaker on sustainable packaging.

Paul is determined to do something about the devastating effects of plastic pollution, and in 2017 joined forces with international campaign group A Plastic Planet as their Packaging Advisor.

In January 2019 Paul founded the Sustainable Design Alliance, an international alliance of sustainable design professionals working on global solutions for a healthier planet with hubs in San Francisco, London and Melbourne.


#ZeroWaste: After Plastic Success, Now NGOs Focus Again on Paper and Carton

Packaging Seminar

Monday, 11 March, 2019

Panel Discussion: Packaging for the Environment and Sustainability: The Backlash of Plastic

Packaging Seminar

Monday, 11 March, 2019

  • How the paper industry can support end customers to move from plastic (solution considering food safety / environment / price competitiveness)?
  • The other big topic at the moment is the anti-plastic mania. An interesting opportunity for paper packaging, but partly a challenge as well.
  • With plastic “ban” live in several countries, a lot of companies are moving from plastic to fiber based solution?
  • Have we hit the peak of the e-commerce impact?
  • How the market can guarantee the proper availability of fibers?
  • How the market can guarantee the sustainable origin of the fibers?
  • How the paper producer can guarantee the recyclability and food safety of fiber based packaging solutions?

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