Food Packaging & Foodware

Your Path to a Healthy Business

Rich Schiafo presents to NYC business leaders

Join experts for a free lunchtime webinar on the hidden hazards of chemicals in food packaging and foodware. This webinar is designed to educate food retailers, foodservice providers, manufacturers, sustainability managers, and consumers. Learn how to choose materials that reduce harm to public health and the environment and grow the integrity of your business.

Wednesday, May 30th 12pm-1pm: Food Packaging & Foodware
While food is essential to our lives, how we process and package our food can endanger our health. Businesses must now adapt not only to protect their customers from these health hazards but also to navigate a changing marketplace and regulatory environment. Join us for an in-depth webinar on which materials to avoid, smart alternatives, and resources for growing your business.



Rich Schiafo
Campaign Coordinator, Clean and Healthy New York
Rich Schiafo has three decades of experience as an environmental professional including more recently watershed protection, materials management with a focus on organics, and the Reducing Chemicals of Concern in Products in NY State policy campaign.


Hilary Baum
Program Director, New York Sustainable Business Council
Hilary has produced educational programs and public awareness campaigns focused on food, farming, and sustainability. Her background includes artisan food production, restaurant procurement, farmers’ market operations, and community supported agriculture.



Business Resources: Here are some general business resources and additional resources will be shared in the webinar.  

“This workshop gave me a deeper understanding of the public health impacts of ‘chemicals of concern’ in commerce today and the importance of business leadership. I was very impressed with the resources available to help businesses measure and reduce their chemical footprints. Excellent workshop!”
— Camille Cannistraci, Principal of CLC Consulting

This workshop is part of Business Leadership on Safer Materials, a program of the New York Sustainable Business Council in collaboration with Clean & Healthy New YorkAmerican Sustainable Business Council, and NYS Pollution Prevention Institute.  Funding provided by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Any opinions, findings, and/or interpretations of data contained herein are the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the opinions, interpretations or policy of Rochester Institute of Technology and its NYS Pollution Prevention Institute or the State.