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

The Value of Forest Certification
This Industry Leadership Committee works to develop a deeper understanding of economic factors related to increasing certified forest area in North America.
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How2Recycle Label Program
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 is a voluntary, standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. Please visit the how2recycle.info website for additional information, including how to join this successful program!
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SPC Advance 2014

Registration is now open for SPC Advance. Join in us in downtown Minneapolis this September for this uniquely-designed event with one goal in mind: helping you advance sustainability in your business. See the event program, speaker information, and more at www.spcadvance.com.
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Events

GreenBlue Value Innovation Working Session: Forest Certification
The Value Innovation Working Session on Forest Certification is a venue for stakeholders, including eNGOs, forest owners, manufacturers, and brand owners, to come together to discuss the most valuable elements of forest certification and strategies to deliver that value. This working session follows the Innovation Summit that GreenBlue and the Forest Products Working Group hosted last June to identify which characteristics of forest certification key stakeholders in the supply chain find most valuable.
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Essentials of Sustainable Packaging: April 21, Oak Brook, IL

Join us April 21 in Oak Brook, IL for the SPC's highly successful training course, the Essentials of Sustainable Packaging, in a program hosted by hosted by McDonald's. This course will give a complete overview of sustainability considerations for packaging throughout the life cycle including: material sourcing, packaging design, manufacturing, transport, and recovery/disposal.

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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...