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Sustainable Packaging Coalition Announces 2017 SPC Innovator Award Winners

April 25, 2017

  The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has announced the winners of its 3rd annual SPC Innovator Awards (formerly known as The Trashies). The winning entries were recognized at SustPack 2017…

Kraft Heinz Joins the How2Recycle Label Program

February 22, 2017

The Kraft Heinz Company, the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world, is the newest member of the How2Recycle label program. How2Recycle members use the program’s standardized labeling system…

How2Recycle Welcomes Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media to Growing List of Participants

February 20, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, FEBRUARY 20, 2017 — The How2Recycle program announced today that Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that brings stories and…

Barilla joins the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and How2Recycle

February 9, 2017

Italian food company to use the How2Recycle label to make recycling decisions easier for consumers CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, FEBRUARY 9, 2016 — Barilla, the well-known Italian food company, has just announced it…

Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s SPC Bioplastics Converge 2017, to be held May 31-June 1

February 9, 2017

First-ever SPC Bioplastics Converge to be held May 31-June 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition Welcomes PAC Worldwide to its growing membership base

January 16, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, JANUARY 16, 2017 — PAC Worldwide, a leading supplier of flexible packaging, is one of the latest companies to join the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. The Sustainable Packaging Coalition…

SustPack 2017, Leading Packaging Sustainability Conference and Exhibition to Be Held April 24-26

December 6, 2016

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and Smithers Pira, have announced the dates and location for SustPack 2017, a three day event offering a comprehensive look at the inputs, outputs and…

How2Compost, the next generation compostable packaging label, has arrived

November 17, 2016

The How2Compost label has launched and Eco-Products and Reynolds will be the first brands to use it.

Fashion Institute of Technology joins the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

November 9, 2016

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition is pleased to welcome the Fashion Institute of Technology to its growing membership.

ASTRX Will Shape the Future of the U.S. Recycling System

September 21, 2016

Partnership Aims to Help Recover More Quality Recyclables Through Systems Approach Portland, Oregon, September 21, 2016 – National sustainability and recycling nonprofits The Sustainable Packaging Coalition and The Recycling Partnership…

Conservation Nonprofits Announce Plans to Develop New Forest Assurance Model

September 21, 2016

GreenBlue and the American Forest Foundation Leading Multi-Stakeholder Process to Build a New Model for Evaluating Sustainable Forestry in the United States Portland, OR (SEPTEMBER 20th, 2016) – Today, at GreenBlue’s…

Eastman and GreenBlue announce the first plasticizer to be listed by CleanGredients

September 14, 2016

KINGSPORT, Tenn., September 14, 2016 —Eastman (NYSE: EMN) and the environmental non-profit GreenBlue announced today that Eastman’s 168™ SG non-phthalate plasticizer has been approved for listing in GreenBlue’s CleanGredients™ database…

Sustainable Packaging Coalition to Showcase Sustainability Tools at PACK EXPO International, November 6-9, 2016

August 11, 2016

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition will be attending PACK EXPO International this November in Chicago, Illinois.

Findings Released from SPC Centralized Study on Availability of Recycling

July 26, 2016

Groundbreaking study sheds light on the availability of recycling programs in the US and the acceptance of 49 types of packaging. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, July 26, 2016 – Results from a…

How2Recycle Welcomes Recycled Plastic Household Products Company, Preserve

June 6, 2016

Media Contact: Anne Elsea,, 434.202.4847 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — How2Recycle, the standardized recycling label system, is pleased to welcome Preserve to its growing membership group. Preserve, a certified B Corporation,…

Personal Care Company Combe joins How2Recycle

May 16, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; MAY 25, 2016 — How2Recycle, the U.S.-based package labeling system, announces that Combe Incorporated is the latest company to join the quickly expanding How2Recycle program. Combe owns a…

City Market Composting Program Continues in 2016

April 15, 2016

GreenBlue is partnering with the City of Charlottesville to continue its successful composting program at the City Market.

How2Recycle Welcomes Wholesome!® As Newest Member

April 14, 2016

Wholesome! is the latest member of the How2Recycle Label program.

GreenBlue launches Environmental Paper Assessment Tool® (EPAT) 3.0

April 4, 2016

GreenBlue has launched the Environmental Paper Assessment Tool (EPAT) 3.0. The new tool

WhiteWave Foods joins the Growing How2Recycle Label

March 30, 2016

White Wave Foods is the latest company to join the growing How2Recycle Label program

IKEA, SC Johnson, Target, Dell, Keurig Green Mountain and More to Headline SustPack 2016

March 17, 2016

Attendees will gather April 11-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago for the premier sustainable packaging event for the industry.  AKRON, Ohio — GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and Smithers Pira, are proud to announce…

Hasbro joins How2Recycle Label Program

February 9, 2016

How2Recycle Welcomes Hasbro as its newest member company

How2Recycle launches ReStart the Cycle initiative

December 9, 2015

How2Recycle officially announces the ReStart the Cycle initiative, an exciting new initiative to increase recycling of valuable materials. ReStart the Cycle will encourage use of How2Recycle on packaging that are…

Soapbox Soaps joins How2Recycle Label program

December 9, 2015

Soapbox Soaps is the latest company to join the Growing How2Recycle Label program

Collaboration between Dow, Packaging Industry Partners Leads to New Seventh Generation Recyclable Stand-Up Pouch Packaging

December 2, 2015

Dow Chemical Company, GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition, Accredo Packaging Join Forces to Give Seventh Generation Customers a Recyclable Packaging Option Charlottesville, VA — The Dow Chemical Company’s (NYSE: DOW) Packaging and Specialty…

In the Media

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Resource Recycling · March 24, 2017

Plastics Recycling 2017: Beyond the buzzwords →

Recycling Today · March 10, 2017

Half of a Half Equals a Whole Lot of Potential →

Sustainable Brands · March 6, 2017

How2Recycle Label Changing Recycling Habits →

Plastics Technology · February 23, 2017

How2Recycle Label program continues to grow →

Recycling Today · February 21, 2017

Q&A: Reflecting on the How2Recycle label’s growth →

Resource Recycling · January 3, 2017

SustPack 2017 details announced →

Recycling Today · December 7, 2016

Nestlé in the U.S.—strategically consumer-centric →

Packaging World · December 2, 2016

Nestle cites its membership in our Sustainable Packaging Coalition as well as its use of our How2Recycle label as two key elements of its sustainability plan.

How2Compost label launched →

Packaging World · November 28, 2016

EPA joins the Wrap Recycling Action Program →

Recycling Today · November 16, 2016

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