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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. It also means redesigning packaging to address some of the most urgent drivers of climate change – for example, the food waste in retail and consumer’s homes.

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Featured Resources

Curated Guides, Case Studies, 101s, and Position Statements publicly available to support your sustainability journey

How Companies Use LCA Tools to Meet Packaging Goals

Case studies leveraging Trayak’s screening LCA tool, EcoImpact-COMPASS, to measure environmental impacts associated with a packaging change.

Designing Packaging to Prevent and Divert Food Waste

A guide to helping companies reduce food waste by prioritizing prevention and deploying the right packaging designs, formats, and technologies

Can Packaging Help Divert Restaurant Food Waste?

Case studies of two quick-service restaurant (QSR) chains in Vermont & New York

Guide to Verifying Responsible Sourcing of Fiber

This guide provides a primer and resources for paper and paper-based packaging

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“Biodegradable” Packaging

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Degradability Additives in Petroleum-Based Plastics

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Packaging Policy

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Brad Kurzynowski

Manager, Fiber, SPC

To learn more about sustainable packaging design – including responsible sourcing, material health, and design choices that reduce carbon emissions, contact Brad to get involved!