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

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.

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

SPC Advance 2016

Register now for the premier packaging conference, exclusively for members


SPC Advance 2016

Sustainable Packaging Coalition members will gather in Portland, Oregon for presentations, workshops, and tours that advance the conversation on sustainable packaging


Essentials of Sustainable Packaging: November 3rd, Detroit, MI

Join us November 3rd in Detroit for the SPC's highly successful training course, the Essentials of Sustainable Packaging, in a program hosted by hosted by Nichols. This course will give a complete overview of sustainability considerations for packaging throughout the life cycle including: material sourcing, packaging design, manufacturing,  and recovery/disposal. We'll have a special emphasis on chemicals and sustainable materials management!


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...