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.



Project News

Foodservice Packaging - current focus on Compostable Packaging
This Industry Leadership Committee studies the challenges and opportunities related to making packaging in the foodservice industry more sustainable. Our current focus is on Compostable Packaging.

Centralized Study on Availability of Recycling
A comprehensive study on the prevalence of recycling programs, the key characteristics of those programs, and the types of packaging accepted by those programs.

SustPack 2017, Presented by the SPC + Smithers Pira and Packaging Digest

Inputs, Outputs, and Impacts of Packaging in Supply Chain Sustainability
April 24-26, 2017, Scottsdale, Arizona Learn more


2017 Open Forum Submissions
 SPC members can now submit topic and speaker ideas for upcoming Open Forums.

January Open Forum
The January Open Forum will delve into recycled content trends.


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...