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Sustainable Packaging Refined Guidelines - 2008
Sustainable packaging guidelines are being refined
In 2007 the Sustainable Packaging Alliance updated its definition of sustainable packaging. The new definition took into account recent developments including new data on the urgency of the global warming problem, the revised NPC and the work of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.
SPA believes that packaging should meet the following four sustainability principles:
- effective - provide social and economic benefits;
- efficient - provide benefits by using materials, energy and water as efficiently as possible;
- cyclic - be recoverable through industrial or natural systems; and
- safe - non-polluting and non-toxic.
Comments are invited in the revised definition, which is contained in Sustainable Packaging Redefined (2007).
Sustainable Packaging Alliance:
Defining Sustainable Packaging
Edited by Carolyn Allen