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NSF International to Develop Recycled Material Standard (RMS) for Environmental Nonprofit GreenBlue

October 8, 2019

ANN ARBOR, Mich., October 7, 2019 – With its 75-year history in standards development and certification, global public health organization NSF International has begun facilitating the development of the Recycled Material…

FlexPack Recovery Challenge Finalists Announced

March 6, 2019

Sustainable Packaging Coalition and The Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners have selected five entrepreneurs and startups that are capable of successfully recovering multi-material flexible packaging waste…

Sustainable Packaging Coalition Launches Design for Recycled Content Guide

February 18, 2019

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, February 18th — Today, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition® has announced the release of a first-of-its-kind Design For Recycled Content Guide ( aimed at helping all companies make decisions…

Mattel® Joins How2Recycle

February 7, 2019

Mattel Joins How2Recycle Label Program

GreenBlue welcomes Amazon Sustainability Professional, Brent Nelson, to its Board

January 14, 2019

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (January 14, 2019) — GreenBlue is pleased to announce the appointment of Brent Nelson, Senior Manager of Customer Packaging Experience & Sustainability at Amazon, to its Board of…

Costco joins How2Recycle and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

December 12, 2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, December 11, 2018 — Consumers will soon see the How2Recycle® label on some Costco Wholesale Kirkland Signature™ brand products in stores across the U.S. Costco will use the…

Composting Collaborative Launches Pretreatment Directory

December 5, 2018

First ever interactive guide to pretreatment systems, manufacturers, and vedors provides restaurants, schools, and businesses with the information they need to reduce food waste CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, DECEMBER  4 — The…

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition Launches Online ‘Essentials of Sustainable Packaging’ Educational Training Courses

September 12, 2018

New online courses will be an extension of the successful in-person Essentials of Sustainable Packaging courses, taught by the SPC CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, SEPTEMBER 12 — The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC)…

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s 11th Annual SPC Advance Conference Headed to Boston this September

July 16, 2018

The members-only SPC Advance will convene sustainability and packaging leaders from across the U.S. for three days of actionable sustainable packaging conversations   Website: July 16, 2018 — SPC…

ChemSec Marketplace and CleanGredients Partnering to Offer More to Safer Chemicals Community

July 16, 2018

Marketplace and CleanGredients®, the definitive database of market-ready chemical ingredients pre-approved to meet U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice standard, enter a partnership CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, JULY 12, 2018 — Today, ChemSec’s e-marketing…

How2Recycle Welcomes Rael, Organic Feminine Care Product Company to Its Growing Membership

July 12, 2018

Charlottesville, VA, July 12, 2018 —  Rael, a new feminine hygiene product line, is the latest company to join How2Recycle and will soon be labeling its product packaging. Among other…

ALDI Demonstrates Commitment to Sustainability, Joins How2Recycle Program

July 9, 2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, July 9, 2018 — ALDI, one of the fastest growing retailers in the country, will use the How2Recycle label across all exclusive brand products in the next two…

Sustainable Packaging Coalition Announces 2018 SPC Innovator Award Winners

April 25, 2018

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has announced the winners of its 4th annual SPC Innovator Awards. The winning entries showcase the most sustainable and groundbreaking people, companies, technology, and packaging…

U.S. Forest Service, ESRI, Mars, McDonald’s, Staples Inc and Others to Partner with The American Forest Foundation and GreenBlue on New Forest Sustainability Tool

April 17, 2018

Federal agency, Fortune 100 companies and environmental and conservation groups come together to build digital solution for assessing forest sustainability in wood sourcing Washington, D.C. (April 17, 2018) – Today,…

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.

In the Media

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Plastics News · March 14, 2019

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The Dieline · October 3, 2018

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