600 E. Water Street, Suite C Charlottesville, VA 22902


SPC Innovator Award Nomination

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition recognizes meaningful contributions and advancements towards more sustainable packaging through the annual SPC Innovator Awards. The awards celebrate and showcase the outstanding people behind packaging improvements, partnerships that move the needle, breakthrough processes, and extraordinary advancements in packaging.

Entries must be submitted by an SPC member before January 19th, 2018. Please contact spcinfo@greenblue.org if you have questions about late entries. 

Winners will be notified by March 1, 2018. Awards will be presented at SPC Impact on April 25, 2018 in San Francisco, CA. All awardees are requested to attend SPC Impact.

Award Categories

Outstanding Person

An individual who has significantly affected progress to make packaging more sustainable.

Packaging Innovation

A package that embodies a significant advancement in sustainability.

Outcome of a Partnership

The result of a collaboration that multiplied the strengths of the partners and moved the needle on packaging sustainability.

Breakthrough Process

A new way of making, filling, using, recovering, measuring, or understanding packaging.

Award Judges

Lisa Pierce Packaging Digest
Victor Bell Environmental Packaging International (EPI)
Steve Mahler Design Manager, Sustainable Development Manager
Walter Peterson Manager of Packaging Innovation and Sustainability, Nestlé USA
Kim Carswell Director of Packaging, Target
Nina Goodrich GreenBlue Executive Director, SPC Director
Adam Gendell Associate Director, SPC
  • 2017 SPC Innovator Award Winners
    Chad Kreye, Target Outstanding Person
    Avery Dennison, CleanFlake™ Solution Packaging Innovation
    Hefty® Energy Bag - Dow, Reynolds Consumer Products, Recyclebank, First Star Recycling, Conagra Brands, Systech Environmental Corporation Outcome of a Partnership
    Keurig Green Mountain MRF Flow Study Methodology Breakthrough Process

    The sustainable packaging community celebrates achievements

    Adam Gendell, Associate Director of the SPC:

    “The submissions we received were a clear indicator of the impressive breadth and depth of our members’ activities in packaging sustainability. Our awardees are taking chances and deserve celebration for their enterprising and creative ideas. All of these winners went beyond the easy wins, and showed true commitment to creating meaningful change.”


    Read the Full Profile of the 2017 SPC Innovator Award Winners

Join the packaging industry’s leading companies to become one of our members.

Apply Now