Green resources

A useful compilation of associations, educational institutions, and other organizations offering information on the environment, and in particular, sustainable packaging.

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  • Coalition for Resource Recovery (CORR)

    The Coalition for Resource Recovery (CORR), a nonprofit organization and a project of Global Green USA (, was developed to help businesses increase profits by transforming waste into assets. The mission of the coalition is to identify and promote effective waste diversion technologies and programs by conducting pilots in New York City.

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  • The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)

    The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) began in 1994 as a code of conduct for the forest products industry. Today the initiative has become one of the world's largest sustainable-forest certification programs.

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  • The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

    The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic, and ecological needs of present and future generations.

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  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Municipal Solid Waste site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Municipal Solid Waste Site provides information and numerous links on the topic of solid waste. There is background information on Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, as well as on source reduction. This is a good site for foundational information.

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  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Green Power Partnership

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Green Power Partnership encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use. The site provides an introduction to buying green power, along with listings of suppliers and of companies buying green power.

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  • The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Sustainable Packaging Technical Committee (SPTC)

    The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is the authoritative packaging association serving the educational needs of the packaging community. IoPP's Sustainable Packaging Technical Committee (SPTC) was formed to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, promote education, and foster networking among IoPP members and the packaging community.

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  • Conservatree

    Conservatree is a one-stop source for information about more environmentally friendly paper. The site also has information on making large purchases.

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  • The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA-100%)

    The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA-100%) is an independent, nonprofit trade alliance headquartered in Washington, DC. RPA-100% brings together leading 100-percent recycled paperboard manufacturers to analyze the benefits and promote the use of 100-percent recycled paperboard.

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  • The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)

    The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) is a multistakeholder association of key individuals and groups from government, industry, and academia. This organization promotes the use and recycling of biodegradable polymeric materials (via composting). The organization is receptive to materials and products that meet the requirements of ASTM D6400 or D6868. On the site, you will find a list of approved products and a logo program.

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  • European Bioplastics

    European Bioplastics represents industrial manufacturers, processors, and users of bioplastics and biodegradable polymers and their derivative products.

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