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Reusable Packaging Collaborative

Discussing reusable packaging fundamentals and challenges, while identifying opportunities where reusable packaging fits in the sustainable packaging space

SPC Team Lead
Lucy Pierce, Project Coordinator, SPC
Co-Chairs
Gwen Lorio, The Clorox Company
Sam Harrington, Danone
Adam Springer, Ahold Delhaize USA

This Collaborative’s mission is to discuss reusable packaging fundamentals and challenges, while identifying opportunities where reusable packaging fits in the sustainable packaging space.

Meeting Dates

June 23rd: Kickoff Meeting (60 minutes)

*All remaining meetings are 90 minutes:
- July 28th
- August 25th
- September 22nd
- October 20th
- November 17th
- December 15th

Resources

Active SPC members can log in to review presentations from past collaborative meetings.

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Reusable packaging, which includes both refillable and returnable systems, is an opportunity to create a package-product system that is preferable to single-use packaging. Reuse focuses on source reduction as a way to prevent waste. Because these efforts are preferred to end-of-life management, such as recycling, reusable packaging can be a better option for the environment. Yet, many important questions about reuse remain – What is the goal of reusable packaging? When is it the right fit? What does success look like?

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Understanding goals and assumptions in order to design amore successful reusable packaging program.

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The Essentials of Reusable Packaging examines the exciting new space of reusable and refillable primary packaging, with insight into how companies can experiment with various reuse models.

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Contact Us

Are you a current SPC member who wants to join the Collaborative?
Email lucy.pierce@greenblue.org