Posted by: goldengateiopp | September 25, 2013

Golden Gate IoPP participates in 2013 International Coastal Cleanup

Golden Gate IoPP joins NOAA to clean our coasts!

There were more than 4,000 cleanup sites worldwide for the 2013 International Coastal Cleanup on the weekend of September 21st – 22nd. Golden Gate IoPP members joined for a clean-up event in the San Francisco Bay Area. Good work, everyone!

Posted by: goldengateiopp | August 30, 2013

Coastal Clean-Up Event

The Golden Gate IoPP Chapter will be volunteering in the Coastal Clean-Up Event on September 21st.

Mountain View Clean-Up

WHEN: Saturday September 21, 2013 at 9:00am – 12:00pm

WHERE: Stevens Creek trailhead at the end of Central Avenue (off Moffett Blvd – NOT Central Expressway)

WHO: Members and Guests, 18 years & older (15 volunteers maximum, please sign up on a first-come, first-served basis)

COST: Free

PLEASE NOTE: All who are interested, please respond to no later than Friday, September 13th.  Visit the Volunteer Information page for a list of items you will need to provide.  All volunteers are required to bring a signed Waiver of Liability.

Posted by: goldengateiopp | August 29, 2013

2012 Chapter of excellence Award

Congratulations to the Golden Gate Chapter! We have been honored by National IoPP with the 2012 Chapter of Excellence Award! Thanks to all of your participation in and outside of IoPP and good membership status. Please continue to keep our Chapter a success by attending our events! The IoPP Board of Directors is always open to your feedback so please let us know if there is anything we can do better to help serve the Bay Area packaging professionals. Thanks again for keeping our Chapter in excellent standing!


Posted by: goldengateiopp | July 11, 2013

Join us for a brewery tour!

Join us for a brewery tour!

PLEASE NOTE: Tour will begin at 3:15 sharp. If you are interested in attending, please respond to no later than Monday, July 22nd.

Posted by: goldengateiopp | June 28, 2013

The IoPP had a great time touring Tharco!

The IoPP had a great time touring Tharco!

A big Thank You to Tharco for hosting the IoPP Golden Gate Chapter for an informative tour and presentation!

Posted by: goldengateiopp | June 14, 2013

Join us for a tour!

Tharco Corrugated Packaging Facility Tour

When: Thursday June 27th at 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Tharco, 2222 Grant Ave, San Leandro, CA

Who: Members & Guests

Cost: Free

Message from Tharco:

Tharco welcomes the IOPP community to tour our San Lorenzo facility Thursday June 27th at 6:30pm.

Born in 1951 and raised in the Silicon Valley, Tharco is a leading manufacturer and distributor of packaging solutions with an extensive offering of products and services, including custom corrugated packaging solutions, a broad range of stock products, and combined corrugated and foam packaging for superior product protection

In 2011 the Tharco brand joined the Boise Inc. portfolio of companies. Boise Inc., based in Boise Idaho, manufactures paper and packaging products. This includes linerboard and corrugating medium, which are combined to make containerboard, the base raw material in corrugated sheets and containers.

Please join our tour as we turn paper into corrugated board and then into cartons.  We will have a team of professionals from Tharco and Boise to answer your questions.

Posted by: goldengateiopp | May 28, 2013

A big thank you to Dr. Sherry Lippiatt of NOAA for the informative presentation on marine debris.


Posted by: goldengateiopp | May 7, 2013

Marine Debris: Prevention Through Partnership

Dear Members and Guests,

Join us for an enlightened discussion on:

Marine Debris: Prevention Through Partnership at our Golden Gate Chapter IoPP meeting on May 16th.  If you are interested in attending, please respond to no later than Tuesday 5/14.

When: Thursday May 16, 2013 @ 5-7pm

Where: Sonoma Chicken Coop, 200 E Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA

Who: Members and Guests

Cost: $20 (students get in free)

The litter plaguing our oceans is a completely preventable problem, but successful management will require a three-pronged approach of effective policies grounded in sound science, industry participation and innovation, and changes in consumer behavior. Dr. Sherry Lippiatt will be presenting Marine Debris: Prevention Through Partnership based on her experience with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program.  The program supports research, prevention, and removal of marine debris.

Dr. Sherry Lippiatt began her career with the NOAA Marine Debris Program in 2010 while completing her PhD at the University of California Santa Cruz. Sherry’s graduate studies were focused on the availability of micronutrients to support the growth of marine algae; looking to do more applied work, Sherry was drawn to NOAA where her efforts are focused on guiding research to inform marine policy. Sherry holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Posted by: goldengateiopp | April 8, 2013

Poly Pack Symposium 2013

Poly Pack Symposium will be held on May 2, 2013. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Alex Parker at no later than Tuesday 4/23. Please let Alex know whether you’re attending the event on 5/2 and/or the IoPP social event Friday 5/3. Please also register for the May 2nd event at

When: Poly Pack Symposium – Thursday May 2nd, 9:00-4:30 plus Reception at 6:30-8:30 (schedule of events);
IoPP Social Event & Tour @ a brewery or winery (TBD) – Friday May 3rd (see details below)
Where: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA: 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 (University Union)
Who: Members and Guests
Cost: Early Bird (before 4/20) $150, Standard $175

Posted by: goldengateiopp | March 8, 2013

GGC Touring Sonoco’s ThermoSafe Manufacturing Site

It was a real treat to see and learn about foam molding from such a high quality operation first-hand! Thank you!


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