President, Foodservice Packaging Institute
Lynn Dyer is president of the Foodservice Packaging Institute, the trade association representing the foodservice packaging industry in North America. Members include packaging converters and their raw material and machinery suppliers, as well as foodservice operators, distributors and group purchasing organizations.
Lynn brings more than 20 years of experience to the field of foodservice packaging. At FPI, she advocates for the industry through communications, market research, public affairs and technical initiatives. She also champions the industry’s efforts to recycle and compost more foodservice packaging by collaborating with dozens of stakeholders and tackling barriers to achieve sustainable recovery.
Executive Director, Biodegradable Products Institute
Rhodes Yepsen is executive director of the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), North America’s leading certifier of compostable products and packaging. A nonprofit started in 1999, the BPI’s goal is the scalable diversion of organic waste to composting, by verifying that products and packaging will completely break down in a professionally managed composting facility, without harming the quality of the compost.
Prior to joining BPI in 2015, Yepsen worked with Novamont North America, and before that was an editor at BioCycle magazine.