Future Seen Bright for Sustainable Packaging

Majority of companies adopting a sustainable packaging policy; focus more on hard benefits, according to report from Tompkins' Supply Chain Consortium


Raleigh, NC — November 16, 2009 — More than 65 percent of companies have some type of sustainable packaging policy in place, while 28 percent are currently developing a policy, according to a Tompkins' Supply Chain Consortium survey of top retail- and manufacturing-related companies.

The consortium is a source for supply chain benchmarking and best practices knowledge, with more than 300 participating retail, manufacturing and wholesale/distribution companies. The group conducted research into sustainable packaging as a follow-up to a 2007 study by Packaging Digest and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC).