Packaging

While packaging only accounts for 20% of the environmental impact of a product, it represents one of the biggest opportunities to engage customers and consumers about environmental impact. There is no silver bullet packaging solution that ensures a strong shelf life, low environmental impact, competitive pricing, and 100% recyclability, reusability or compostability. However, there are many ways companies can engage in sustainable packaging solutions.

Sustainable Packaging Tools

Eco-Impact Packaging Life Cycle Assessment

Through a partnership with Trayak – a software solutions company, PSC members can evaluate different packaging systems to understand their comparitive environmental impacts using a streamlined lifecycle assessment.

COMPASS analysis can show a company their hotspots for packaging and where to focus efforts to have the greatest impact when attempting to reduce their environmental impact. It can also be a way to see where improvement has been made, internally report these results, and track progress toward sustainability goals.

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Compass Tool Webinar
with Zuke’s & Excel Packaging

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzqhm_J6iiU&t=1s

Bio-based, Biodegradable, Compostable Packaging…

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Sustainable Packaging Resources

Sustainable Packaging Design Guidelines

While there is substantial guidance around design for the environment in general, the Coalition identified a need to consolidate the thinking, the information and the best practices for packaging. We hope this guidance may provide a basis for education on sustainability considerations as they relate to packaging and to help bring them into the mainstream of packaging development.

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Zuke’s & Excel Case Study

Learn how Zuke’s and their packaing provider Excel Packaging collaborated to use the COMPASS tool to drive sustainable packaging solutions.

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Additional Resources

Check out the additional sustainable packaging resources on the right.

Additionally we have created and compiled a database resources for your use on a variety of sustainability issues. Feel free to explore our these articles, PDFs, slideshows, videos, etc.

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