Sustainable Food Trade Association
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The Responsible Packaging Project is a collaborative initiative facilitated by the Sustainable Food Trade Association in support by Whole Foods Market Green Mission, UNFI, Inc., Organic Trade Association, National Cooperative Grocers Association, and the Independent Natural Food Retailers Association.  The project serves the organic and natural foods industry in driving ecologically sound and socially responsible packaging innovation and education.

Our vision is to raise the bar in food industry packaging through open inquiry and cross-supply chain collaboration.

Upcoming Events

2013 Responsible Packaging Awards
Winners announced – Read the Press Release here

Responsible Packaging Awards StandardsThe project is providing a common “open source” framework that will guide action and catalyze innovation.

Responsible Packaging Forums:  The project is facilitating interactive learning and open dialogue about packaging and pathways towards a zero-waste future.

Responsible Packaging AwardsThe project oversees an annual award for companies who are pursuing and achieving source reduction, extended producer responsibility, innovation, and next life design in packaging for their products.

We invite you to learn more about our project, awards, upcoming events, and to join us in growing a more sustainable food system!