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SPC updates definition of sustainable packaging

19-Aug-2011
Last updated on 19-Aug-2011 at 12:06 GMT

An updated definition of sustainable packaging has been published by a specialist industry working group.

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) said the amended version of its document “embodies a stronger life cycle focus for material health concerns”.

The criteria that sustainable packaging "is made from materials healthy to all probable end of life scenarios" was modified to read "is made from materials healthy throughout the life cycle."

This and a few other minor changes were recently ratified by the organisation’s executive committee.

Click HERE to read the new document

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