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The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging Core Content

Developed by The Sustainable Packaging Coalition®

Part of the full Essentials of Sustainable Packaging Training Program

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

Part of The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging Training Program:
The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging’s Core Content course is included in the online subscription to The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging.

Courses in The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging:

Essentials of Bioplastics
Project 1 of 4

Essentials of Bioplastics

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Essentials of Sourcing Fiber
Project 2 of 4

Essentials of Sourcing Fiber

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Essentials of Compostable Packaging
Project 3 of 4

Essentials of Compostable Packaging

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Essentials of Material Health
Project 4 of 4

Essentials of Material Health

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