Two Master Classes will be covered during this webminar:Opportunities to remove or reduce inadvertent PCB Pigments in PackagingInadvertent polychlorinated biphenyls (iPCBs) are created unintentionally in the synthesis of other materials and have been identified in various pigments and inks used for printing and packaging. These iPCBs end up in our water and the environment where they can negatively impact human and ecological health. Recycling materials with these pigments and inks results in concentrated effluent and additional regulatory compliance problems. Awareness of these issues is spreading as safer and more sustainable alternatives are identified. This presentation will help you understand how iPCBs are created, why iPCBs are problematic, and what you can do to improve the situation through company procurement policies, supply chain engagement, and compliance. The presentation will also provide you with a policy template and a list of questions to ask suppliers.PFAS in Food Packaging: Peeling Back the WrapperChemicals called PFAS have been in the news for contaminating drinking water supplies, but what does this have to do with compostable take-out containers and other packaging? This presentation will provide an overview of this and other key questions surrounding the use of these “forever chemicals” in food packaging. Topics will include why and how PFAS are used, human exposure and environmental concerns, analytical techniques for measuring PFAS, increasing demand for alternatives from purchasers and retailers, and the regulatory landscape. Come learn what you need to know to help your organization stay ahead of the curve on this emerging issue.You can register HERE.WhenMar 31, 2020 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)SpeakersDr. Lauren Heine - ChemForward and Northwest Green ChemistryDr. Tom Bruton - Green Science Policy InstituteOlga Kachook - SPCSPC Impact Virtual is providing a selection of the presentations and sessions that were to take place in-person at SPC Impact 2020 in Austin. All these virtual sessions will be hosted on Zoom on March 31st, April 1st, and April 14th. Visit SPC's website for the full programs for each day!