Product packaging has come under a lot of environmental scrutiny in the last decade. Packaging is in a difficult position – it’s both critical and temporary. No one knows more about this conundrum than Greg Fornasiero, Director of Packaging Engineering at The Home Depot. We’ve asked Greg to talk to Eco Actions about what The Home Depot is doing to improve packaging and make it more sustainable. With three decades of packaging engineering to reflect upon, Greg is also the perfect person to speak to how far we’ve already come.

EA: What exactly does the Director of Packaging Engineering do for The Home Depot?

GF: I lead the packaging engineering group for The Home Depot’s private brands. We have about 30 associates worldwide, and together, we work to set and enforce packaging standards for all our private brand products.

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