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

Position Against Biodegradability Additives for Petroleum-Based Plastics
The SPC's formal stance against biodegradability additives in petroleum-based plastics
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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 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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SustPack 2016

Registration is now open for SustPack 2016!

Events

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