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

Trashies Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Trashies Awards! Apply now to be recognized as a sustainability leader at SustPack 2016.

Position Against Biodegradability Additives for Petroleum-Based Plastics
The SPC's formal stance against biodegradability additives in petroleum-based plastics

SustPack 2016

Registration is now open for SustPack 2016!


SPC Open Forum - The State of Sustainable Packaging - February
Packaging Digest Executive Editor Lisa Pierce and SPC Senior Manager Adam Gendell will present an overview and analysis of a recent far-reaching industry survey on sustainable packaging.

SustPack 2016
 SustPack 2016 "Business Made Sustainable". Learn from the leading sustainable packaging experts

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...