Where Sustainable Packaging Moves Forward
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[caption id="attachment_1230" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Pittsburgh Skyline[/caption] SPC Advance will be heading to Pittsburgh, PA on October 17-18, 2017. This year's conference will be co-located with the American Plastic Recycler's Fall Meeting. Stay tuned for…Read more
By Adam Gendell, Associate Director of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition On September 20th, California’s state agency CalRecycle approved a formal recommendation to pursue a new course of action towards its aggressive target of 50% packaging…Read more
[caption id="attachment_1185" align="alignleft" width="482"] David Allaway of Oregon DEQ speaks at SPC Advance 2016[/caption] By James Ewell, GreenBlue Senior Director of Sustainable Materials David Allaway, Senior Policy Analyst with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, was…Read more
Over 250 Attendees Gathered in Portland, Oregon To Learn How To Advance Sustainable Packaging in Their Organization Capping off a very successful year for the Sustainable Packaging Coalition was the 2016 SPC Advance conference. Held…Read more
By Anne Bedarf, Senior Manager, GreenBlue Run by Recology, the Nature’s Needs compost facility in North Plains, Oregon provided an informative look into composting operations in the Portland area. The site currently processes approximately 50,000…Read more
Nike Corporate Campus, Beaverton, OR Nike’s world headquarters is situated 20 minutes outside of downtown Portland in bucolic Beaverton. SPC Advance attendees will get the unique opportunity to tour the Nike campus and to learn…Read more
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition invites you to join our exclusive, members-only meeting on September 19-20th in downtown Portland, Oregon. The annual meeting will bring together the leaders of sustainable packaging for: Interactive workshops Facilitated working…Read more
By Shea Zwerver Representatives from Kimberly-Clark, MHG, Recycling Partnership, Braskem, and Printpack gathered on stage the last day of SPC Advance to discuss advancement of the circular economy through technologies and innovations. Braskem presented in…Read more
By Tom Pollock As one of the first working sessions to kick-off SPC Advance, the combined pharmaceutical and biopolymers brainstorming sessions generated a number of innovative ideas and set-up the process for members to engage…Read more
[caption id="attachment_678" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Julie Zaniewski (Unilever), Amy Duquette (Havi Global Solutions), and Kim Carswell (Target) during the Setting the Agenda panel.[/caption] By Shea Zwerver Attendees at the last session of SPC Advance heard honest responses…Read more
By Kelly Cramer During the SPC Advance day 2 session that explored the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s outlook on sustainable materials management, Deputy Director of EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, Kathleen Salyer, was…Read more
By Rosemary Han In October 2009, the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) approved a Canada-wide Action Plan for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). EPR is an environmental policy approach in which a producer’s…Read more
New attendees coming to their first SPC Advance have a lot to look forward to this October. The very first event of the conference will be The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging session hosted by SPC…Read more
[caption id="attachment_503" align="aligncenter" width="855"] Networking event at SPC Advance 2012 in Toronto [/caption] There is unparalleled value in face-to-face conversation. Despite the rise of ubiquitous instant communication in this Internet Age, it’s still essential…Read more
The understanding of packaging sustainability has evolved and increased in complexity. Important decisions intended to further sustainable packaging can become controversial, with well developed arguments either in favor or against a particular position. At SPC…Read more
[caption id="attachment_495" align="aligncenter" width="860"] Food waste station at Metro School in Charlotte, NC.[/caption] Besides being the host city for SPC Advance, Charlotte is also home to a special composting pilot program led by the…Read more
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