29 July 2021 – Anthesis, the sustainability activator and the largest dedicated team of sustainability professionals globally, today announced the appointment of Carolyn Klindt to the role of Principal Consultant for the Analytics team, focusing on sustainable packaging in North America.
With over 13 years of technical expertise in sustainable packaging and circular economy, Carolyn brings valuable packaging insights to the Analytics team. Carolyn has worked with leading brands in the food industry on their innovative packaging strategies and has supported on a range of circular economy topics and initiatives. She holds three design patents in packaging, and launched the first beverage bottle made from renewable sugarcane in the United States. Carolyn holds an MBA from the University of Denver and is based in Denver, Colorado.
Prior to joining Anthesis, Carolyn was the Packaging and Circularity Manager at multinational food-products corporation, Danone. As part of her role, Carolyn led Danone’s North American sustainable packaging strategy across 15+ brands to work towards achieving its overall 2025 packaging goals. During her time at Danone, Carolyn advised on packaging sustainability topics including legislation, claims, design for recyclability, alternative materials, recycled content, and end of life infrastructure. While at Danone, Carolyn was the driving force behind Danone joining the US Plastic Pact as a signatory ‘activator’ in 2020.
Before her time at Danone, Carolyn spent nearly 5 years with consumer-packaged food and beverage company, WhiteWave Foods, where she held roles as Packaging Manager and Research Packaging Engineer. Prior to this, Carolyn worked at American food and beverage company, Dean Foods, as a packaging engineer.
“As companies move from broad commitments around reducing packaging and moving to more sustainable packaging formats, clients need our help taking sustainable packaging ideas from ideation to commercialization.”
Stephen Russell, Director and Analytics Pratice Lead
Reporting into Anthesis Director and Analytics Practice Lead, Stephen Russell, Carolyn will be responsible for developing and implementing sustainability strategies for clients on topics such as Extended Producer Responsibility, product stewardship, packaging and organizational circular economy, and regulatory, policy and best practice research for product sustainability.
On her appointment, Carolyn says: “I joined Anthesis to work with other passionate sustainability professionals, grow my knowledge base, and help businesses to become more resilient while creating less waste. Anthesis offers the best platform to engage with industry-leading clients to develop and deploy innovative packaging solutions at the largest scale”.
“As companies move from broad commitments around reducing packaging and moving to more sustainable packaging formats, clients need our help taking sustainable packaging ideas from ideation to commercialization,” Stephen Russell, Anthesis Director and Analytics Practice Lead comments. “According to recent research, the global green packaging market is estimated to expand by 6% between now and 2027. Carolyn’s impressive experience will be a valuable addition to our ever-growing capacity to help companies activate that transition.”
From life-cycle assessment tools to end of life solutions, Anthesis already has a dedicated team of experts to drive sustainable packaging solutions for businesses. As part of a joint venture with global design specialists, 1HQ, Anthesis has created Infinite Sustainable Packaging which offers a unique end-to-end solution for sustainable packaging innovation and design.