WestRock Researcher Receives GenNext Award

Natasha Melton, lead R&D researcher at WestRock, was awarded a GenNext Award from Progressive Grocer for her contributions to foodservice packaging sustainability. Natasha used her background in biotechnology to address foodservice packaging sustainability problems by helping develop a recyclable, compostable paperboard cup prototype designed to hold hot and cold beverages. Melton is one of 12 winners of the NextGen Consortium’s NextGen Cup Challenge.  

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