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

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.
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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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SustPack 2017, Presented by the SPC + Smithers Pira and Packaging Digest

Inputs, Outputs, and Impacts of Packaging in Supply Chain Sustainability
April 24-26, 2017, Scottsdale, Arizona Learn more

Events

SustPack 2017
Registration is now open for our spring sustainable packaging conference, co-hosted by Smithers Pira.

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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...