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

Scaling Up Composting in the Charlotte Region
The SPC has teamed with the Infrastructure, Design, Environment and Sustainability Center (IDEAS) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), as well as Elemental Impact and Earth Farms, to bring organics and compostable packaging diversion beyond the pilot phase. A grant from EPA Region 4 makes this project possible.
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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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SPC Advance 2015

Registration is now open for SPC Advance 2015!

Events

SPC Advance 2015 (bad data, don't use)
Join us in Downtown Charlotte this October for the SPC's member-exclusive conference SPC Advance. This year's agenda is loaded with relevant topics in sustainable packaging and is designed to give you the ideas, conversations, and connections to advance your company's role in the circular economy. Visit www.spcadvance.com for all the details.

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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...