Full Name
Marissa Golison
Job Title
Manager of Packaging and Sustainability
Company Name
Consumer Brands Association
Speaker Bio
Marissa Golison is the manager of packaging and sustainability at the Consumer Brands Association. At Consumer Brands, Golison works on issues such as recycling, circular economy, food waste and other sustainability topics important to the consumer packaged goods industry. Her work is instrumental to the organization's efforts to address the broken recycling system in the United States -- working to raise recycling rates, reduce the amount of packaging waste sent to landfills, prevent marine debris and ensure recyclable packaging gets recycled. She also leads the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), a cross-industry initiative to reduce food waste sent to landfills and increase food donations to food banks in the United States.
Golison volunteers as a “Skipper” for Sailors for the Sea, powered by Oceana, where she brings her expertise in packaging sustainability to educate the sailing community on becoming Green Boaters. She lives in Washington, D.C., and loves to try all kinds of innovative sustainable products, from soap tablets, to reusable packaging schemes.
Marissa Golison