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

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 is a voluntary, 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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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 IV makes this project possible! 
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Member Updates

The How2Recycle Label – Member Updates
The How2Recycle Label now has 28 participating companies, and we are always looking for new participants! For more information, please see www.how2recycle.info.
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Foodservice Packaging ILC
This Industry Leadership Committee explores the challenges and opportunities around the intersection of Foodservice Packaging and recovery.
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Events

August Open Forum - The Changing Waste Stream
Susan Robinson, the Federal Public Affairs Director for Waste Management, will be discussing the implications of a changing waste stream on material recovery. 
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SPC Advance 2014
Registration is now open and SPC members register for free. Join in us in downtown Minneapolis this September for SPC Advance: a uniquely-designed event with one goal in mind: helping you advance sustainability in your business.

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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...