Atlantic Packaging President Wes Carter Elected to The Conservation Alliance Board of Directors

 The president of Atlantic Packaging, Wes Carter, has been elected to the Conservation Alliance Board of Directors. 

Wilmington, N.C. – May 31, 2023 – Atlantic Packaging is pleased to announce that company President Wes Carter has been elected to The Conservation Alliance board of directors as the company’s one year anniversary of becoming a business member of the organization approaches. The Conservation Alliance harnesses the collective power of business and outdoor communities to advocate for the protection of North America’s wild places. This includes funding grassroots environmental organizations that contribute to the long-term health of outdoor recreation while helping ensure access for future generations.

"We are thrilled to welcome Wes to The Conservation Alliance board as we continue to expand our board composition beyond the outdoor industry while elevating the role our members have in protecting wild places and stewarding land and water conservation,” said The Conservation Alliance Executive Director Nicole Rom. “Wes brings a unique skillset and background to the board, from his experience in sustainable packaging and creating a more sustainable supply chain to launching A New Earth Project, and we look forward to his contributions as board member.”

Atlantic Packaging remains committed to supporting the intelligent transition to a circular packaging supply chain and a waste-free world. With packaging accounting for more than 40 percent of plastic waste according to 2018 EPA data, Atlantic recognizes its responsibility and aims t texto be a catalyst for change in how the packaging industry addresses the issue of plastic pollution.

In 2022, Atlantic announced the launch of A New Earth Project, a coalition of outdoor enthusiasts, industry-leading brands, and innovative, environmentally conscious packaging suppliers committed to finding and scaling sustainable packaging solutions to stop consumer-destined single-use plastic packaging from ending up in the world’s oceans, lakes, and rivers. Founded by Carter, this coalition is supported by veterans from the surf, outdoor, media and packaging industries.

“Joining The Conservation Alliance board of directors strongly aligns with my commitment to work collaboratively with business leaders to support a healthy, sustainable supply chain that protects wild places and honors all life on our planet,” said Carter. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve and look forward to being a part of The Conservation Alliance’s mission to work together to promote and expand conservation efforts on the local, national and international level.”

Visit here for more information about Atlantic Packaging and here for more about A New Earth Project. To learn more about The Conservation Alliance, visit

About Atlantic Packaging
Atlantic Packaging is celebrating its 75th year as a privately held business that specializes in end-of-line packaging systems and materials as well as converted paperboard solutions. Atlantic's focus on innovation and technology has made us a market leader for customers requiring sustainable packaging options, packaging equipment, high performance materials, warehousing, and distribution. Atlantic delivers these solutions daily to our customers in North and Central America. For more information, please visit

About A New Earth Project
An initiative of Atlantic Packaging, A New Earth Project is a coalition of outdoor enthusiasts, industry-leading brands, and innovative, environmentally conscious packaging suppliers to find and scale sustainable packaging solutions to stop plastic pollution from ending up in the world’s oceans, lakes, and rivers. As a catalyst to build awareness, increase education and inspire action, A New Earth Project brings together the voices of ocean and water advocacy and the global supply chain to solve these problems while providing sustainable packaging solutions for brands of all sizes through their website. Learn more at

About The Conservation Alliance
The Conservation Alliance (TCA) is an organization of over 270 like-minded businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots organizations and their efforts to protect wild places and outdoor spaces for community benefits, climate stability, biodiversity, cultural heritage and outdoor recreation. TCA funds have played a key role in protecting rivers, trails, wildlands, and climbing areas throughout North America. Membership in TCA is open to all companies who share our mission and values. Since 1989, we have contributed more than $30 million in grants to conservation organizations whose collective efforts have helped protect 81 million acres of land and 3,580 miles of rivers; stop or remove 37 dams; acquire 21 climbing areas; and designate five marine reserves. For complete information about The Conservation Alliance, visit


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