Sustainability is an asset and an opportunity for your business. Do you have the knowledge to achieve your company’s goals?
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition created the Essentials of Sustainable Packaging training program to educate professionals about the top subjects in sustainable packaging, such as:
- Designing for recovery
- Compostable packaging
- Material health
- Ocean plastic pollution
And more courses are being added each year!
Courses available on-demand online & in-person
The training program is designed for professionals and for whole teams in a company, such as sales, marketing, and executive leadership. No previous packaging knowledge is needed to benefit from this course. By taking this course, you will be able to understand how sustainability effects packaging decisions, and your company as a whole.
Developed by the SPC and taught by the SPC staff, the Essentials of Sustainable Packaging starts with a 5-part “Core Content” course that covers all major materials and a multitude of product sectors, diving into the sustainability considerations for a package’s entire life cycle: sourcing, design, use, recovery, and beyond.
The Core Content is complemented by the Essentials of Bioplastics, the Essentials of Sourcing Fiber, and the Essentials of Compostable Packaging, the Essentials of Ocean Plastic Pollution, and The Essentials of Material Health. Each of these courses unpack more advanced and nuanced considerations for their unique supply chains, environmental profiles, and recovery possibilities. More courses are being developed so stay tuned for more course announcements.
Essentials of Sustainable Packaging Core Content
- Making Sustainability Part of Your Brand
- Optimize Packaging Design
- Design for Recovery
- Source Sustainably
- Planetary Boundaries
- Principles of Responsible Forest Management strategies
- Sourcing and supply chain certifications for virgin fiber
- How to integrate recovered fiber and recycled feedstock
- Considerations for compostable plastic and fiber packaging
- Understanding residential and commercial composting access
- Compostable packaging as a vehicle for food waste diversion
- Fundamentals of compostable packaging testing and certification
- How ocean plastic pollution impacts the marine environment
- Global waste management infrastructure challenges
- Ocean and ocean-bound plastic as feedstock
- Government and industry-led initiatives around ocean plastic pollution
- Public perceptions of material health in packaging
- Regulatory and non-regulatory considerations for chemicals in packaging
- Material health in the context of the circular economy
- Tools to select safer alternatives and manage chemicals in the supply chain
2 Ways to Take the Essentials of Sustainable Packaging Courses:
Take the courses at your own pace, on your own time. The online Essentials of Sustainable Packaging is available on the LearnUpon platform and includes all modules.
SPC staff will travel to your company to teach the courses on-site. Half day and full day formats available. Inquire using the form below.
Discounts on both the online and in-person Essentials courses are available for SPC members. Not yet a member? Apply today.
Essentials of Sustainable Packaging
From: $500 / year
Online Essentials of Sustainable Packaging Subscriptions
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