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Anne Klein

As Pet Sustainability Coalition's Sustainability Manager, Anne supports PSC members in advancing their environmental and social goals. Prior to joining PSC Anne led Pilot Forward LLC, a consultancy supporting businesses and nonprofits on a range of activities, including BCorp certification. She served as the Vice President of Administration and Sustainability at Newton Running for eight years, leading Newton’s successful effort to become the first running shoe brand to achieve BCorp Certification. Mission-based to her core, Anne has over 18 years of experience in nonprofits, including senior positions at Harvard Business School and the Children’s Hospital Foundation in Denver, CO. She holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and Ed.M. from Harvard University, Graduate School of Education. Outside of work Anne enjoys the great outdoors with her Portuguese Water Dog, Ike.

Blog Feature

By: Anne Klein   July 20th, 2020

Flex Forward, Helping Solve The Problem With Pet Food Packaging

Industry News

"Multi-laminate packaging" its a term you may or may not be familiar with, yet it is a very big part of your life. This term can be used to describe most if not nearly all of the packaging we see on pet store shelves. Although this packaging looks sleek, is eye catching on the shelf, and better protects product from being damaged during shipping, it is also much more difficult to recycle. So, what exactly is multi-laminate packaging? And how do we deal with its negative impact on the environment? Well, it just so happens that there is a new pilot program, finally rolling out in early August that aims to help consumers (and pet stores!) make a big impact when concerned with the issue of recycling in the pet industry. Let's take a look at what to expect!

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Blog Feature

By: Anne Klein   May 18th, 2020

What Retailers Need To Know To Up Their Recycling Game

Business Boosters

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It’s the mantra we’ve all heard, and while the first two are words in the mantra may be easy to understand, recycling just feels…gosh... so much more complicated. What can be recycled, and what cannot? And if not, why the heck not? We’ve seen headlines that China is rejecting recycling from around the world, that municipalities are cutting can we still recycle? Is it just wishful thinking if we do, or are we really making a difference? And since COVID-19 has basically infiltrated every single snapshot of our lives today, how has it impacted recycling?

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