Who We Are

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition® (SPC) is an industry working group dedicated to a more robust environmental vision for packaging. Through strong member support, an informed and science-based approach, supply chain collaborations and continuous outreach, we endeavor to build packaging systems that encourage economic prosperity and a sustainable flow of materials.

The SPC is a project of GreenBlue®, a nonprofit that equips business with the science and resources to make products more sustainable.


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Project News

Scaling Up Composting in the Charlotte Region
The SPC has teamed with the Infrastructure, Design, Environment and Sustainability Center (IDEAS) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), as well as Elemental Impact and Earth Farms, to bring organics and compostable packaging diversion beyond the pilot phase. A grant from EPA Region IV makes this project possible! 
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COMPASS – Comparative Packaging Assessment
COMPASS® is online design assessment software that allows packaging professionals to compare the environmental impacts of their package designs using a life cycle approach. 
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Upcoming Meeting



SPC Spring Conference 2014

Join us in Seattle, Washington March 25-27 for the SPC Spring Conference 2014! Registration now open.

Events

SPC Open Forum - Communication Plan to Promote Consumer Awareness of the Value of Packaging
Professor William Donohue will present his research on a "Communication Plan to Promote Consumer Awareness of the Value of Packaging" 
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GreenBlue Innovation Summit: Forest Certification
June 12, 2014: Join us in Charlotte, North Carolina for the forestry event of the summer!
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Featured Projects



COMPASS – Comparative Packaging Assessment

COMPASS® is online design assessment software that allows packaging professionals to compare the environmental impacts of their package designs using a life cycle approach. Read More...


Essentials of Sustainable Packaging Curriculum

The curriculum covers the fundamentals of a systems approach to packaging, environmental information on packaging materials, case studies of design innovations, and much more. Customized, on-site courses are available. Read More...


How2Recycle Label

The How2Recycle Label was initiated by GreenBlue's Sustainable Packaging Coalition to harmonize communication from industry to consumers on the recyclability of a package. The How2Recycle Label has successfully completed the Soft Launch, and the Full Launch is underway. We are looking for additional participants now! Read More...