Green Packaging

The SPC (Sustainable Packaging Coalition) published a multi-page definition of Green Sustainable Packaging. Summarizing its definition, SPC said that sustainable packaging:

  • Is beneficial, safe and healthy for individuals and communities throughout its life cycle.
  • Meets market criteria for performance and cost.
  • Is sourced, manufactured, transported and recycled using renewable energy.
  • Maximizes 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 and/or industrial cradle-to-cradle cycles.

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