PAC Launches PIP360 Packaging Innovation Pathway to Circularity Benchmarking Tool
PAC Packaging Consortium announces the launch of the Packaging Innovation Pathway to Circularity (PIP360) Benchmarking tool to support industry needs. The PIP360 tool and database have been developed in collaboration with more than 30 industry stakeholders.
PIP360 leverages expert technical knowledge to provide a rigorous method of benchmarking ALL packaged products sold into the Canadian market (future versions will include other geographies, e.g., USA, EU, etc.). The tool calculates a baseline circularity score – from 0 to 360 – for Reusable, Recyclable, or Compostable packages, and identifies pathways to improve the score.
“The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Global Plastics Pacts requires signatories to report annually on progress toward targets, including setting a baseline assessment in year 1 and subsequent progress reports each year”, stated Alan Blake, PAC Next US Director. “PIP360 was designed with this thinking in mind, but for application against all types of packaging. This tool will support our members in meeting corporate goals, commitments and EPR regulations”.
PIP360 will help decision makers collaborate to deliver more circular package designs to keep packaging in the economy and out of landfill. PAC members supporting the tool include: Club Coffee, Loblaw, Molson Coors, National Zero Waste Council, Procter & Gamble, Save-On-Foods, Silgan Plastics, Sobeys, and Tim Hortons.
Dan Lantz, PAC NEXT Director, notes that “PIP360 allows companies to measure and improve their packaging portfolio, track reduction and elimination of avoidable and hard-to-recycle plastics, assess reusable packaging, and trace progress in improved package recyclability.”
To learn more about this exciting initiative PAC is offering two information webinars. Register below:
Please visit our website www.pacpip360.com to try the tool for free and set up an account to start measuring and managing your packaging portfolio.
PAC Packaging Consortium
PAC Packaging Consortium is a not-for-profit packaging association with over 2,300 members, committed to creating a sustainable future. In 2011, PAC launched PAC NEXT with a vision of A World Without Packaging Waste. PAC provides a safe place for packaging leaders to collaborate, innovate, educate and celebrate.