The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging Core Content
Developed by The Sustainable Packaging Coalition®
The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging’s “Core Content” traverses the business and environmental cases for packaging sustainability, strategies for optimization, design considerations for recovery, and key concepts for sustainably sourcing.
Why Packaging? starts with a compelling discussion of business, marketing, public relations, and drivers for sustainable packaging. Optimize the Design highlights methods to leverage the product-package system, avoid product and transportation waste, as well as tailor packaging for both retail and e-commerce environments. Design for Recovery analyzes how human behavior impacts recycling, how best to communicate recyclability to consumers, and how to think about recyclability holistically from access to sortation and reprocessing to end markets. Source Sustainably brings in different considerations for virgin and recycled content for a host of materials, touching on available certifications, environmental stressors, and environmental impact tradeoffs. Planetary Boundaries zooms out to put your packaging portfolio into the context of the fourth industrial revolution and climate change, demonstrating ways to become more resilient.
Course length: 2 hours and 55 minutes
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