Welcome to Pulp Nonfiction: The Paper and Packaging Podcast!
November’s podcast guest is Julie Corbett, the Founder and former CEO of Ecologic Brands. Ecologic was acquired by Jabil Inc. in January 2021. She is a well known pioneer in the sustainable packaging space as the mastermind behind the world’s first commercial paper based bottle made of recycled cardboard – a testament to her insatiable curiosity and ability to “think outside the bottle”. She approaches challenges with fierce optimism and tenacity and isn’t afraid to turn the packaging industry upside down. Julie’s passion is bolstered by her 16 years of marketing and investment experience. Prior to founding Ecologic, she was a Managing Partner at Jurika & Voyles, Inc., where she led the firm’s institutional service and marketing efforts that contributed to asset growth of more than $5 billion before it was sold in 1997 to France’s NATIXIS Asset management.
Julie holds a B.A. in Economics from McGill University in Canada and was once a professional gymnast-in-training (a helpful background in an entrepreneurial world that often requires one to jump through hoops). When not hunched over new paper bottle prototypes, she is an avid skier and an ardent friend of the earth.
Ecologic Brands, now Jabil developed the world's first paper bottle made from recycled cardboard that is an environmental alternative to the ubiquitous plastic bottle that is compostable and re-recyclable. In a world where plastic bottles are accumulating in our oceans and environments and a lack of demand for our recyclables, Ecologic’s paper eco.bottle® offers consumers a real solution to solve this mounting waste problem.
This podcast is brought to you by Sustana Fiber, a leading producer of FSC®-certified sustainable recycled fibers. At our facilities in De Pere, Wisconsin in the United States and Lévis, Quebec in Canada, we use automated proprietary processes to transform recovered paper into high-quality recycled fiber for use in printing papers, tissue grades and formed molded fiber packaging.
We also produce EnviroLife®, a sustainable recycled fiber compliant with FDA standards for food service packaging. Learn more about how our products and manufacturing practices support the circular economy at www.sustanafiber.com
Interested in learning more about sustainability from a variety of professionals committed to helping develop the circular economy to improve our environment? Then be sure to tune in to Sustana Fiber’s latest episode of Pulp Nonfiction: The Paper and Packaging Podcast available beginning Thursday, October 28, at 9:00 a.m. ET at on YouTube.
Hosted by Sustana Fiber’s Greg Johnson, Director of New Business Development, and Dr. Marta Pazos, a leading sustainable packaging materials scientist, the monthly video podcast series features fascinating discussions on a number of trending topics involving sustainability.