Sustainable Packaging Coalition lays out sustainability options in new guide

Today the Sustainable Packaging Coalition launched The Goals Database, a database of industry commitments aimed at improving packaging sustainability. The SPC member-exclusive resource will reflect the public commitments and goals that top brand owners and retailers from across industry sectors have created to improve sustainability in the following categories:

Packaging Sustainability Goal Categories:

  • Bio-based/renewable materials
  • Eliminate unfavorable materials
  • Improving recovery infrastructure
  • Increasing recycling
  • Material efficiency
  • Recyclability
  • Recycled content
  • Responsible fiber sourcing
  • Volumetric efficiency
  • Corporate Sustainability Goals:
  • Energy consumption
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Manufacturing/operational waste
  • Renewable/alternative energy
  • Water consumption

“We’re seeing unprecedented ambition and breadth in industry goals around sustainable packaging, and the Goals Database allows us to bring the sum of the parts into focus.”

Said Adam Gendell, Associate Director of the SPC. “Whether it’s this bird’s eye view of the industry’s commitments as a whole, an exploration around a specific type of goal, or a look at the commitments of a specific company, there is so much utility in The Goals Database and we’re excited for our members to dive in.”

Close to 100 Fortune 500 and SPC member companies are profiled in the database and hundreds of individual goals are available in this wide-ranging database. This is the first resource that specifically pulls companies’ sustainable packaging goals into one platform.