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LEGO® boxes to feature How2Recycle label to promote recycling of packaging

February 6, 2018

The LEGO GROUP has joined the How2Recycle® initiative, providing U.S. consumers with clear guidance and encouragement to responsibly recycle their LEGO® packaging. During 2018, the first LEGO boxes with How2Recycle labelling…

Kroger Joins The Sustainable Packaging Coalition

January 2, 2018

The Kroger Co. today announced it has joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), a membership-based collaborative of like-minded companies striving to advance sustainable packaging. Kroger joins more than 130 brands,…

Colgate-Palmolive joins How2Recycle Label Program

December 11, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, December 11, 2017 — People will soon see the How2Recycle® label on Colgate-Palmolive products in stores across the U.S., as part of the company’s goals to make packaging…

Method Products to use How2Recycle Label

August 14, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, August 14, 2017 — People Against Dirty, the makers of Method cleaning products, is the latest brand to join the growing How2Recycle® program. Method customers will soon see…

CVS Health Joins the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

August 2, 2017

CVS Health has joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

Value of Compostable Packaging Report Reveals the Immense Opportunity to Reduce Food Waste

June 15, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, JUNE 15, 2017 — The Sustainable Packaging Coalition has released a first-of-its-kind report on the Value of Compostable Packaging. In 2016, the SPC staff conducted five waste characterizations…

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

In the Media

Closing the loop on caps and closures →

British Plastics & Rubber · November 30, 2017

Report explores new ways to recycle polyester fiber →

Resource Recycling · November 29, 2017

3 ways companies can lower carbon footprint →

Flux Magazine · September 13, 2017

Nestlé Waters rolls out How2Recycle label →

Packaging World · September 7, 2017

Back to the Roots to use How2Recycle Label →

Recycling Today · July 25, 2017

The carbon footprint’s triumphant return →

Packaging Digest · July 24, 2017

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