Anne Johnson, RRS Vice President


Anne Johnson is a Principal and Vice President of Global Corporate Sustainability for RRS. She has more than 20 years of multi-disciplinary experience working with global consumer product brands and manufacturers on sustainable product and packaging design and recovery, as well as corporate sustainability strategy and goal setting. Anne was key in developing RRS TruCycle®, a packaging assessment that analyzes recyclability or compostability.

Recent Team Projects

  • Carton Council: RRS has supported this collaborative association on their way to their goal of 60% U.S. carton recycling access through data research and analysis, communications and outreach, and policy/legislative monitoring and support.


  • Keep America Beautiful
  • Procter & Gamble Advisory Panel

Topical Expertise

  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Product Life Cycle
  • Circular Economy

Recent Speaking Engagements/Publications

  • Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Litter Summit (Nov 2019): Global Trends in Plastics: Environmental, Economic, and Reputational Costs
  • E-Pack Summit (Oct 2019): The Impact of Anti-Plastic and Anti-Single Use Movements on E-Commerce Packaging Strategies
  • Sustainable Furnishings Council (May 2019): Recycling Textiles
  • WasteExpo (May 2019): Plastic: Many Views and Single Use
  • LabelExpo Americas (Sep 2018): Sustainable Materials Management
  • Colorado Association for Recycling Conference (Jun 2018): End Markets Roundtable
  • Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Summit (May 2018): Purchasing that Stewards the Commons
  • Plastics Recycling Conference (Feb 2018): Exploring Various Policy Approaches (Plastics Recycling Market Development Session)
  • Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference (Oct 2017): The Post-Consumer Textile Collections Conundrum
  • Plastic Caps & Closures Conference (Sep 2017): Caps, Closures, and End of Life Issues
  • Interpak (May 2017): From Trash to Treasure: Closing the Recycling Loop on Flexible Packaging
  • Environmental Research & Education Foundation Life-Cycle Assessment Workshop (Apr 2017): Considerations for Practical Implementation of LCA by Management Entities and Policymakers
  • Waste360 Recycling Summit (Sep 2016): Limits to Recycling, Measuring the Environmental Benefits of Recycling
  • Applied Market Information Multilayer Packaging Film Conference (Jun 2016): Using MRF and Equipment Testing to Understand the Potential to Sort and Recover Flexible Packaging
  • ReFocus Recycling Summit (Apr 2016): Driving Industry-Led Material Recovery Solutions
  • Waste360 Recycling Summit (Sep 2015): Diversion Waste Panel
  • SustPack (Apr 2015): Closing the Gap Between Aspiration and Infrastructure
  • The Conference Board Annual Sustainability Summit (Apr 2015): Addressing the Gap in US Material Recovery


  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, University of Virginia
  • Master of Science in Geoscience, University of Arizona
  • Bachelor of Arts in Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College


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