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 Responsible Sourcing Collaborative
Developing a resource on the sourcing of fiber-based packing for sustainability professionals.
Compostable Packaging Collaborative
Sharing knowledge and best practices on labeling and composting infrastructure for compostable packaging, including both fiber products and compostable bioplastics.
Next Markets Collaborative
Exploring how companies can support current and future end markets to create more demand for recycled materials.
Multi-Material Flexible Packaging Recovery Collaborative
This Collaborative’s studies sustainable end-of-life solutions for multi-laminate flexible packaging.
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 as seen here.
The Role of Packaging in WBCSD’s Vision 2050
Studied how packaging fits into the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Vision 2050.
Inks, Coatings, and Adhesives
Studied the sustainability considerations relevant to inks, coatings, and adhesives used in packaging.
Meaningful Marketing Claims
Studied the role of marketing in making packaging more sustainable and how marketing professionals can communicate the sustainability attributes.
Small Package Recycling
Studied the challenges and opportunities related to recycling small package types.