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San Francisco
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
United States

Appalled by the amount of plastic pollution on our planet and no longer content to accept the dangers of plastic packaging materials, Paul Tasner founded PulpWorks and set out to create safe, eco-friendly packaging for consumer products. In today’s presentation, Paul will discuss how PulpWorks uses paper and agricultural waste to mold compostable packaging and thereby diminish the waste deposited in our landfills, waterways and oceans.

Paul has 40 years of experience in all facets of supply chain management. He has held leadership positions in packaging, manufacturing, and logistics in ventures ranging from start-up to Fortune 100. For the past decade, his focus has been on supply chain sustainability.

Paul’s corporate affiliations include The Clorox Company, Clif Bar, Method Products, Hepagen Vaccines and Unilever. He has authored numerous papers and presentations on supply chain sustainability and currently lectures on this subject in the MBA Programs at San Francisco State University and Golden Gate University. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Boston University.

In 2016, PulpWorks was awarded a patent for their Karta-Pack™ – a compostable replacement for the toxic plastic blister pack. PulpWorks and Paul have been the recipients of more than 20 awards and the subject of more than 40 stories in the media. Paul was selectedas a TED Resident in 2017.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon Registration & Networking
12:15 PM (sharp!)  Meeting begins (club business first, followed by keynote speaker)
1:30 PM Meeting adjourns

This is a weekly membership meeting for The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests.

Each luncheon ticket includes a three-course lunch. Tickets for Club members are $35 each; $30 if you register online in advance. Non-member tickets are $40 each. Payment by credit card or check is preferred. Tickets available for purchase only at the door.