This free report analyzes the full results of the 2017 Sustainable Packaging Study and provides insights into the trends, issues and concerns of the sustainable packaging community.

Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor

September 25, 2017

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Our 2017 Sustainable Packaging Study provides data and insights on current and emerging trends.Shutterstock images

Sustainability in packaging has never been more important. So say 92% of respondents to the 2017 Sustainable Packaging Study. Now in its tenth year, this annual research provides insights into the trends, issues and concerns of the sustainable packaging community. 2017 is no different.

• Whose job is it to educate consumers on sustainable packaging? Brand owners—89% of them—think they are mostly responsible. How does social media play a role? Download our free 34-page report to find out.

• When it comes to packaging materials, brand owners are currently sourcing more fiber than plastic, but they are more interested in sourcing bio-based or post-consumer recycled plastics. Which markets might be ripe for a switch in packaging materials? We tell you in our data-filled report.

• Most companies (74%) put an emphasis on using recycled-content materials for their packaging. That helps fuel the market for recyclables, which, in turn, feeds the demand for recycled content in a positive economic circle. But companies not using recycled content have some pretty good reasons. We share some of their verbatim comments in our comprehensive report.

The report, which you can download for free below, analyzes the full results of the 2017 Sustainable Packaging Study, which is conducted by Packaging Digest in partnership with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

Each year, we ask questions about general trends in packaging sustainability, which give us year-by-year historical statistics. But we also include questions on current hot topics. For 2017, we asked about Packaging Education, Packaging Sourcing and Recycled-Content Packaging (which corresponds to the three bullet points above).

On Thurs., Sept. 14, Packaging Digest and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) presented highlights of the survey results in a webinar, which you can now view on-demand. The report contains insights from Packaging Digest; watch the webinar to also hear insights from SPC’s associate director Adam Gendell.

Download our free 34-page report below.


Learn about the latest developments in sustainable packaging at MinnPack 2017 (Nov. 8-9; Minneapolis). Register today!

About the Author(s)

Lisa McTigue Pierce

Executive Editor, Packaging Digest

Lisa McTigue Pierce is Executive Editor of Packaging Digest. She’s been a packaging media journalist since 1982 and tracks emerging trends, new technologies, and best practices across a spectrum of markets for the publication’s global community. Reach her at [email protected] or 630-272-1774.

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