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Collaboratives

SPC 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. 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 share knowledge, identify key opportunity areas, uncover and compile key learnings and, where applicable, lay out best practices.

Collaboratives serve as conduits for knowledge transfer and awareness among SPC members, key platforms to establish and share best practices and learnings on topics in sustainable packaging, and forums to promote partnerships and supply chain collaboration by connecting members to one another on topics of interest. 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.

Compostable Packaging Collaborative  

Compostable Packaging Collaborative

Sharing knowledge and best practices on labeling and composting infrastructure for compostable packaging, including both fiber products and compostable bioplastics.

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Next Markets  

Next Markets

Exploring how companies can support current and future end markets to create more demand for recycled materials.

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Cold Chain Packaging Completed

Cold Chain Packaging

This working group is focused on finding sustainable solutions to the growing market of cold chain packaging.

Multi-Material Flexible Packaging Recovery  

Multi-Material Flexible Packaging Recovery

This Collaborative's studies sustainable end-of-life solutions for multi-laminate flexible packaging.

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Forest Products Working Group  

Forest Products Working Group

This Collaborative develops innovative solutions that supports a sustainable forest products industry.

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Transport Packaging Completed

Transport Packaging

This Collaborative studies the role that transport packaging plays in sustainable packaging systems.

The Role of Packaging in WBCSD’s Vision 2050 Completed

The Role of Packaging in WBCSD’s Vision 2050

This Collaborative studies the World Business Council for Sustainable Developments "Vision 2050" report and examines how packaging fits in to this ambitious blueprint for sustainable production systems.

Energy Recovery Completed

Energy Recovery

This Collaborative gathered and shared knowledge about energy recovery systems and their viability as a sustainable solution for packaging waste.

Inks, Coatings, and Adhesives Completed

Inks, Coatings, and Adhesives

This Collaborative studies the sustainability considerations relevant to inks, coatings, and adhesives.

Consumer Outreach & Education Completed

Consumer Outreach & Education

This Collaborative investigates consumer messaging and seeks to educate consumers about the role of packaging in sustainability.

Meaningful Marketing Claims Completed

Meaningful Marketing Claims

This Collaborative studies the ways in which marketing professionals can communicate the sustainability attributes of packaging both accurately and meaningfully.

Small Package Recycling Completed

Small Package Recycling

This Collaborative studies the challenges and opportunities related to recycling packages with small physical dimensions.

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