Boulder, CO – November 2023
The Pet Sustainability Coalition has launched the official Packaging Supplier Marketplace to help companies that are looking for sustainable packaging solutions. The Marketplace is an online tool for PSC Packaging Pledge signatories to search, filter, and evaluate a pre-vetted directory of packaging suppliers that offer sustainable packaging options including recyclable, refillable, or compostable solutions. This is a powerful business development opportunity for packaging suppliers to highlight the company’s sustainable packaging offerings to current and new potential customers, and an invaluable resource for pet companies.
How to Join the Marketplace
To be featured in the Marketplace, packaging suppliers complete a supplier application, which will be vetted and approved by PSC. This application collects information about the company’s participation in sustainability certifications and regulations (i.e. How2Recycle), the forms of packaging provided (i.e. flexible film pouch), and specs regarding product testing (i.e. ASTM standards).
The fee to complete the supplier application is $1,299, however, discounts are provided based on the company’s participation with the Pet Sustainability Coalition. Packaging supplier members of PSC will receive a 40% discount, totaling $779.
Currently, viewing and using the Supplier Marketplace is only available for signatories of the PSC Packaging Pledge, a concrete and transparent commitment to transitioning packaging to recyclable, reusable, or compostable.
How to Sign
The PSC Packaging Pledge is open to any company in the pet industry and asks companies to make measurable progress toward refillable, compostable, and/or recyclable packaging solutions by the end of 2025. In exchange for this commitment, PSC is providing signatories with tools such as packaging benchmarking tools, North American and European legislative briefs, the marketplace of pre-vetted packaging suppliers, and more. All pet companies are encouraged to fill out this form to learn more. To read more about the PSC Packaging Pledge, visit PSC’s blog post here.
What companies are represented in the Marketplace?
- American Packaging Corporation
- Layfield Group
- Morris Packaging
- Partners Packaging
- Peel Plastics
- PPC Flexible Packaging
- Takigawa Corporation
- TC Transcontinental packaging
- Tempo Flexible Packaging
- Thanh Phu Plastic Packaging
- Tyler Packaging
The Plastics Problem
More than 300 million pounds of flexible plastic packaging is created in North America by the companion pet industry each year, impacting around 67% of households that own pets across the United States. Unfortunately, 99% of multi-laminate packaging used for most pet food and treats currently used in North America does not have a sustainable end-of-life solution. While other industries like food and beverage are advancing quickly toward scalable sustainable solutions, the pet industry has faced challenges.
About the Pet Sustainability Coalition
The Pet Sustainability Coalition advances business through profitable environmental and social business practices. Founded in 2013 by eight companies, PSC now serves nearly 200 member companies across the pet industry, helping them to progress on their sustainability practices, set and strive for ambitious goals, and report on their achievements. Additionally, the PSC leads retailers, distributors, brands and suppliers in pursuing collaborative solutions to some of the largest industry-wide issues, such as sustainable packaging and protein sourcing. Connect with PSC on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at www.petsustainability.org.