What is Sustainable Packaging?
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) states that "sustainable packaging:"
Is beneficial, safe and healthy for individuals and communities throughout its life cycle;
Meets market criteria for both performance and cost;
Is sourced, manufactured, transported and recycled using renewable energy;
Optimizes the use of renewable or recycled source materials;
Is manufactured using clean production technologies and best practices;
Is made from materials healthy in all probable end of life scenarios;
Is physically designed to optimize materials and energy;
Is effectively recovered and utilized in biological or industrial closed loop cycles.
For more information, see www.sustainablepackaging.org.
EPA’s Guide to make packaging more sustainable:
* Eliminate Toxic Constituents
* Use less material
* Make packaging reusable
* Use more recycled content
* Make packaging readily recyclable.
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition® (SPC) is an industry working group dedicated to a more robust environmental vision for packaging. Through strong member support, an informed and science-based approach, supply chain collaborations and continuous outreach, we endeavor to build packaging systems that encourage economic prosperity and a sustainable flow of materials. The SPC is a project of GreenBlue®, a nonprofit that equips business with the science and resources to make products more sustainable.
Sustainable Packaging Alliance
The Sustainable Packaging Alliance (SPA) provides businesses with the knowledge, tools and skills to make informed packaging sustainability decisions that generate commercial and sustainability benefits.
Product Stewart Institute
The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) is a national, membership-based nonprofit committed to reducing the health, safety, and environmental impacts of consumer products across their lifecycle with a strong focus on sustainable end-of-life management.
The Industry Council for Research on Packaging and the Environment Manufacturers and retailers working together to promote responsible packaging for resource-efficient sustainable supply chains.
The Forest Stewardship Council
The FSC sets standards for responsible forest management. A voluntary program, FSC uses the power of the marketplace to protect forests for future generations.
McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) is a firm founded in 1995 by world-renowned architect William McDonough and chemist Dr. Michael Braungart. MBDC originated the Cradle to Cradle® design framework that helps companies go beyond minimizing harm and move towards creating a wholly positive impact on the planet. MBDC leads companies beyond sustainability toward positive growth by integrating the Cradle to Cradle® framework into corporate strategy, communications, operations, supply chains, and product designs. Using the process of inventory, assessment, and optimization, MBDC provides the technical expertise to help companies develop solutions around material health, material reutilization, renewable energy use, water stewardship, and social fairness.
National Association for PET Container Research
The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) is the trade association for the PET plastic packaging industry. We promote the introduction and use of PET packaging; facilitate its recycling; and communicate the attributes of the PET container as an environmentally sustainable package.
100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance
The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA-100%) is an independent, non-profit trade alliance headquartered in Washington, D.C. RPA-100% brings together leading 100% recycled paperboard manufacturers to analyze the benefits and promote the use of 100% recycled paperboard. RPA-100% serves as an information resource on the benefits of recycled paperboard and provides assurance of the recycled content of packaging through its 100% recycled paperboard licensing program.
Comparative Packaging Assessment (COMPASS) is an online life cycle assessment (LCA) tool tailored for packaging design evaluations.
Packaging Impact Quick Evaluation Tool, PIQET
PIQET calculates the environmental impacts of packaging systems throughout the packaging life-cycle, from extraction of packaging raw materials through to end of life.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Principles & Criteria
April 11-15, 2016 , Chicago, IL
Sustainable Packaging Coalition Advance 2015:
October 6-8, 2015, Charlotte, North Carolina
Pharma Expo, September 28-30, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada
Beauty Packaging No Longer Need to Come at the Expense of our Oceans
Sustainable Brands, 29-4-2016
Full article: http://goo.gl/KluyxJ
Facing up to responsibility, Category Focus: Cosmetics
by Tony Corbin, 14-December-2015
How packaging suppliers are responding to the sustainability trend
Full article: http://goo.gl/3TTOVc
Personal Care Packaging Market Poised for Growth
By Kate Lloyd, 13-May-2015
Manufacturing personal care products goes beyond formulating the perfect beauty item—companies must also consider the best packaging for cost-effectiveness and consumer appeal.
Full article: http://goo.gl/H9zUVh
Rethinking Eco-Responsible Packaging
By Jamie Matusow, 29-April-2015
Many brands in the beauty industry are looking to suppliers for more eco-optimal packaging and sustainable practices.
Full article: http://goo.gl/PUEkAG
The “Beauty in keeping beauty care packaging out of landfills”
By Tom Szaky in Sustainable Packaging 23-April-2014
Full Article: http://goo.gl/YJ8tWS
Environmentally Responsible Packaging: A Behind the Scenes Shift in the Beauty World
By Jamie Matusow, 25-April-2014
While some brands and suppliers focus on components made of eco-friendly materials, there is also a growing emphasis on clean production methods and efficient manufacturing processes.
Full article: http://goo.gl/UVdHY4