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

Essentials of Sustainable Packaging Course

The Essentials Course covers the fundamentals of a systems approach to packaging, environmental information on packaging materials, case studies of design innovations, and much more. Hosting opportunities for the general sessions are encouraged. Customized, on-site courses are also available.
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Scaling Up Composting in the Charlotte Region
The SPC teamed with Elemental Impact, Mecklenburg County, Earth Farms, and the Infrastructure, Design, Environment and Sustainability Center (IDEAS) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on organics and compostable packaging diversion. A grant from EPA Region 4 made this project possible.
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SPC Advance 2016

Register now for the premier packaging conference, exclusively for members

Events

SPC May Open Forum: ReFED's Roadmap to Reduce US Food Waste
 Join the SPC's May Open Forum to learn about an initiative to cut U.S. food waste by 20% while spurring economic growth, creating jobs, increasing food security and protecting the environment.
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SPC June Open Forum: Corporate Activity on Offsite Wind Energy
 The June Open Forum will provide members with an overview of the approaches used by Fortune 500 companies purchasing wind and solar power. 
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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...