Activities

The SPC provides value to its members and promotes innovation and education within the packaging community at large through SPC Projects, Industry Leadership Committees, and other collaborative initiatives. By generating ideas, participating in working groups, and lending expertise, SPC members play an integral role in these SPC activities. Click here to learn about the SPC Project Process.


 

Industry Leadership Committees

Industry Leadership Committees provide an opportunity for SPC members to collaborate on topics of interest, with objectives ranging from discussions and knowledge sharing to development of resources and reports.


Current Industry Leadership Committees


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.

Flexible Packaging Recovery

This Industry Leadership Committee studies the challenges and opportunities related to recycling and other means of recovery for flexible packaging.

Healthcare Packaging

This Industry Leadership Committee studies the challenges and opportunities related to making more sustainable packaging for the healthcare industry.

Meaningful Marketing Claims

This Industry Leadership Committee studies the ways in which marketing professionals can communicate the sustainability attributes of packaging both accurately and meaningfully.

Foodservice Packaging

This Industry Leadership Committee studies the challenges and opportunities related to making packaging in the foodservice industry more sustainable, including composting.

Small Package Recycling

This Industry Leadership Committee studies the challenges and opportunities related to recycling packages with small physical dimensions.

Inks, Coatings, and Adhesives

This Industry Leadership Committee studies the sustainability considerations relevant to inks, coatings, and adhesives.


Consumer Outreach & Education

This Industry Leadership Committee investigates consumer messaging and seeks to educate consumers about the role of packaging in sustainability.

The Role of Packaging in the WBCSD's Vision 2050

This Industry Leadership Committee studies the World Business Council for Sustainable Developments "Vision 2050" report and examines how packaging fits in to this ambitious blueprint for sustainable production systems.

Transport Packaging

This Industry Leadership Committee studies the role that transport packaging plays in sustainable packaging systems.

Past Industry Leadership Committees


Energy Recovery

This Industry Leadership Committee gathered and shared knowledge about energy recovery systems and their viability as a sustainable solution for packaging waste.

Other Collaborative SPC Initiatives

Occasionally, the SPC engages in initiatives that supplement formal projects and Industry Leadership Committees. These initiatives foster a broader understanding of packaging sustainability and require limited GreenBlue staff time.


Delivering Sustainable Packaging Design Guidance with PAC NEXT & ÉEQ

The SPC has teamed up with Éco Entreprises Québec to co-chair a PAC NEXT project to develop and deliver the next generation of design guidance for more sustainable packaging.

Kids' Science Challenge

The SPC is a partner to the 2011-2012 Kids' Science Challenge, a nationwide competition for third to sixth graders to participate in hands-on learning about science and engineering. One of challenge topics this year is on Zero Waste Packaging.