Connect: Collaboratives bring together subgroups of SPC members who have shared interests in a specific topic in sustainable packaging and regularly convene to discuss or deliberate this topic. They serve as a forum to promote partnerships and supply chain collaboration by connecting members to one another on topics of interest.
Learn: Collaboratives serve as conduits for knowledge transfer and awareness among SPC members. The shared goal of all SPC Collaboratives is to help guide SPC members and the industry at large on navigating and addressing sustainable packaging challenges by working together to identify key opportunity areas, uncover and compile key learnings and, where applicable, lay out best practices.
Share: Collaboratives are a key platform to establish and share best practices and learnings on topics in sustainable packaging with SPC members and the packaging community overall, that can be translated into actionable strategies.
Engage: Collaboratives serve as a key point of interaction between the SPC and its members and also provide important insights that help inform other SPC activities.
Verifying Sustainable Sourcing
Developing a resource on the sourcing of fiber-based packing for sustainability professionals.Read More
Sharing knowledge and best practices on labeling and composting infrastructure for compostable packaging, including both fiber products and compostable bioplastics.Read More
Next Markets Collaborative
Exploring how companies can support current and future end markets to create more demand for recycled materials.Read More
Multi-Material Flexible Packaging Recovery
This Collaborative's studies sustainable end-of-life solutions for multi-laminate flexible packaging.Read More
Forest Products Working Group
This Collaborative develops innovative solutions that supports a sustainable forest products industry.Read More
Studied the role that transport packaging plays in sustainability. Developed a resource on definitions and key considerations.
Cold Chain Packaging
Worked to unify the understanding of sustainable packaging for temperature-sensitive products.
The Role of Packaging in WBCSD’s Vision 2050
Studied how packaging fits into the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s 2050 vision.
Gathered and shared knowledge about energy recovery solutions for packaging and created a database of terms, research & technologies and summary report.
Inks, Coatings, and Adhesives
Studied the sustainability considerations relevant to inks, coatings, and adhesives used in packaging.
Consumer Outreach & Education
Explored consumer messaging around why packaging makes our world more sustainable. Conducted a student video contest. See links to the first and second prize videos.
Meaningful Marketing Claims
Studied the role of marketing in making packaging more sustainable and how marketing professionals can communicate the sustainability attributes.