What is Sustainable Packaging?

I repeat this post from January 2009. It is a good list to keep in mind. What Sustainable Packaging Design is according to SPC – Concluded in 8 points;  Is beneficial, safe & healthy for individuals and communities throughout its life cycle Meets market criteria for performance and cost Is sourced, manufactured, transported, and recycled…

I repeat this post from January 2009. It is a good list to keep in mind. What Sustainable Packaging Design is according to SPC – Concluded in 8 points; 

  • Is beneficial, safe & 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 & energy
  • Is effectively recovered and utilized in biological and/or industrial cradle to cradle cycles.

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