About our pillars

Our Pillars are how we translate our principles of sustainable packaging into action-focused engagement with our members. Each Pillar aims to help our Members meet their most pressing goals for sustainable packaging – whether with research into new materials, guidance on the evolving legislative landscape, Collaboratives focused on end markets, or the latest recovery technologies.


Some problems can only be solved using entirely new strategies.
With our members, we explore alternative ways to approach the package/product system.


The SPC does not lobby in favor of or against any specific legislation;
rather, we provide an objective perspective on policy’s implications for more sustainable packaging.

Packaging Design

Effective sustainable packaging needs a holistic packaging design strategy.
This means identifying opportunities for elimination or reduction, evaluating sourcing practices, optimizing for efficiency and transport, and working towards material health.


A well-designed package isn’t headed for the landfill.
Considering the recovery infrastructure of both today and tomorrow, we help the packaging value chain find solutions for a package’s end-of-life.

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Greenblue navigate

SPC’s newest member benefit will provide needed expertise in key areas to drive sustainability goals


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