Welcome to Pulp Nonfiction: The Paper and Packaging Podcast!
We’re here to explore critical issues involving packaging and the circular economy. Our guests on Pulp Nonfiction are going to include everyone from artists and activists to manufacturers and middlemen to environmentalists and entrepreneurs to get their perspective on what they think are the most critical subjects regarding sustainability today.
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
Greg Johnson, Host
Sustana Fiber’s Director of New Business Development, Greg has held various sales and marketing leadership roles with organizations including DS Smith, Johnson Paper, and Whiting. Greg enjoys helping companies improve their packaging and has extensive experience introducing sustainable paper and packaging products to brands such as Starbucks, Quaker Oats, and Target.
Recognized by Graphic Design USA, the Chicago Tribune, and the Print Services & Distribution Association for numerous creative commercialization projects, Greg believes strongly in the positive impact that recyclable packaging along with responsible recycling can make in meeting consumer’s environmental expectations.
Dr. Marta Pazos, Co-Host
A passionate sustainability advocate while working at Coca-Cola, Estee Lauder, Procter & Gamble, and the United States Department of Defense, Marta holds a PhD in Polymer Science. With her refreshing and unpretentious sense of style, Marta explains even the most complex scientific subjects in an easy-to-understand, educational, yet fun way. As a scientist, Marta has been able to develop and qualify many innovations in product formulations, materials, and decorations for consumer products and their packaging. She has solved some critical problems that unless corrected, could cause more than a headache, and created formulations to protect navy vessels, improve energetics, and the way that they are transported and stored.
As a partner of a newly created skin care enterprise, Marta has been spending a great deal of her time concocting blends that, while they don’t promise miracles, are assured of creating a transformation guaranteed to make you happier with yourself. A native of Spain, she has lived in seven countries with very different cultures and idiosyncrasies. “I realize that as humans, no matter who we are and where we come from, we tend to have as much as we can afford, and that excessive consumerism has created a strain on our planet Earth. Waiting for the next generation, the big corporations or government decisions to reverse climate change and end pollution will be our demise. We are all in this together and need to do our own part.”
Most known for her work as an actress playing Ginny Weasley in all eight of the Harry Potter films, Bonnie has since stepped behind the camera. Directing shorts, commercials and music videos, with projects having premiered at Cannes and Tribeca Film Festival. Her passion for storytelling has also led her to record several audiobooks with Audible and Penguin Random House.
Bonnie is a passionate advocate for ocean health and its link to our own health. She is currently writing a book exploring the actionable steps we can take as individuals to have a closer relationship to the climate movement and ourselves. The book will be published in April 2022 in both North America and the United Kingdom.
Bonnie is committed to using her platform to further her own education around climate and humanitarian issues and communicate her findings in an engaging way with her followers. She is an ambassador with Greenpeace and Rainforest Alliance.
(Kacie Tomita credited for the photo)