Sustainability Resources

We are here to help you meet your sustainability practices at home and sustainability goals in business.

Sustainability resources for your home, your business, and from government agencies are listed below that can help you understand how to achieve your sustainability priorities, and go a little - or even a lot - greener.

Sustainability Resources for Home
Sustainability Resources for Business
Sustainability Resources in Government

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Sustainability Resources for Home

Here are sustainability resources for your home that can help you bring more green practices into your daily life.

Supports a circular economy by connecting people to brands, products, and services to live sustainably. Earth911 helps millions of people find local end-of-use options for products and packaging using the largest curated directory of reuse, donation, and recycling locations, municipal curbside collection programs, and mail-in recycling options.

Resource to help people improve their quality of life by offering information and products for sustainable living.

Part of the Dr. Prem network of guides and magazines, a comprehensive collecton of thousands of sustainable and eco-friendly resources.

Energy Star
Government-backed symbol for energy efficiency. The blue Energy Star label provides simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions.

Green design and lifestyle resource that provides coverage of environmental news and the latest in sustainable design. Inhabitat is devoted to the future of design, innovative technology and any architectural projects or concepts that emphasize energy efficiency, sustainability and connection to the surrounding environment.

Keep America Beautiful - How to Recycle Anything Anywhere in the USA
Nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. This resource provides quick access to recycling sources for many materials based on zip code.

Recycle Coach
Empowers and encourages communities to preserve the environment by learning to recycle correctly. The Recycle Coach app is an integral part of a complete recycling education platform focused on engaging entire communities to become more knowledgeable about recycling. Through the efforts of residents, businesses and local government, people come together to create a grass roots movement of sustainability within their community.

Resource site offers advice, clarity, and inspiration for both the eco-savvy and the green-living novice. With 2.6 million monthly users, Treehugger is one of the world’s largest information sites dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream.

Zero Waste Home
Comprehensive resource on how to significantly reduce household waste.

Sustainability Resources for Business

Sustainability resources for your business that can help you accomplish your sustainabilitiy goals.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Organized in 1898, one of the world's largest international standards developing organizations. ASTM standards are driven by the expertise and commitment of its 30,000 members, from more than 150 countries. These members use good science, good engineering and good judgment to improve performance in manufacturing and materials, products and processes, systems and services. Businesses, governments and individuals collaborate openly and transparently in ASTM technical committees, ensuring standards combine market relevance with the highest technical quality. ASTM standards are used and accepted worldwide and cover areas such as metals, paints, plastics, textiles, petroleum, construction, energy, the environment, consumer products, medical services, devices and electronics, advanced materials and much more.

Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)
Leading authority on compostable products and packaging in North America. All products certified by BPI meet ASTM standards for compostability, are subject to eligibility criteria around the connection to food scraps and yard trimmings, meet limits for total fluorine (PFAS), and must display the BPI Certification Mark. BPI's certification program operates in conjunction with education and advocacy efforts designed to help keep food scraps and other organics out of landfills.

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
Not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. The world's economy looks to CDP as the gold standard of environmental reporting with the richest and most comprehensive dataset on corporate and city action.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
LEED certification, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, provides a framework for green building design, construction, operations and performance. Built-in strategies and related outcomes help buildings and spaces determine what is most important, set sustainability goals and then go on to achieve those goals. Nearly 100,000 projects are participating in LEED across 180+ countries and territories, comprising over 24 billion square feet.

LiveAbout - Sustainable Businesses
Resource of best practices for sustainability in business operations, including how to build a business around recycling, energy-savings, and other environmental priorities.

National Recycling Coalition (NRC)
Oldest non-profit recycling advocacy organization in the US, founded in 1978. Its leaders, members and affiliates include practitioners from across the country, representing decades of expertise in materials recovery and sustainable materials management. NRC is a member-based organization connected to more than 12,000 individuals, including state recycling organization members and other nonprofits and allies, united as a platform to provide a deliberate, coordinated and concerted national voice for recycling.

Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS)
The Network's purpose is to help strengthening the global response required to meet the goals of the Paris agreement and to enhance the role of the financial system to manage risks and to mobilize capital for green and low-carbon investments in the broader context of environmentally sustainable development. The Network defines and promotes best practices to be implemented within and outside of the Membership of the NGFS and conducts or commissions analytical work on green finance.

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
World's leading proponent of responsible investment. PRI works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors; and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. PRI encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks, but does not operate for its own profit. PRI engages with global policymakers but is not associated with any government; it is supported by, but not part of, the United Nations.

Product Stewardship Initiative (PSI)
Policy advocate and consulting nonprofit that powers the emerging circular economy to ensure products are responsibly managed from design to end of life. PSI pioneered product stewardship in the United States and has led the movement by convening diverse stakeholders to build extended producer responsibility (EPR) policies, programs, and laws.

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
SASB Standards help companies disclose relevant sustainability information to their investors. Available for 77 industries, the SASB Standards identify the sustainability-related risks and opportunities most likely to affect an entity’s cash flows, access to finance and cost of capital over the short, medium or long term and the disclosure topics and metrics that are most likely to be useful to investors.

Sustainability Resources in Government

Sustainability resources from goverment agencies that can help you understand how to fulfill your sustainability practices.

Environmental Commissioners Organization of the States (ECOS)
National nonprofit, nonpartisan association of state and territorial environmental agency leaders. The purpose of ECOS is to improve the capability of state environmental agencies and their leaders to protect and improve human health and the environment of the United States of America.

Federal Sustainability Resources and Guidance
Council on Environmental Quality guidance and Federal resources for sustainability, energy, and environmental performance. Guidance documents provide technical information to support agencies in implementing sustainability policies and programs.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Resource for global best practice on how organizations communicate and demonstrate accountability for their impacts on the environment, economy and people. GRI provides the world's most widely used sustainability reporting standards, which cover topics that range from biodiversity to tax, waste to emissions, diversity and equality to health and safety.

Green Infrastructure Wizard (GIWiz)
A repository of EPA-sourced green infrastructure tools and resources designed to support and promote sustainable water management and community planning decisions. The tools and resources available through GIWiz will help analyze problems, understand management options, calculate design parameters, analyze costs and benefits, evaluate tradeoffs, engage stakeholders, and/or develop education and outreach campaigns.

International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)
Trustees of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation formed the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in November 2021. The ISSB develops standards in the public interest that will result in a high-quality, comprehensive global baseline of sustainability disclosures focused on the needs of investors and the financial markets.

Materials Management Wizard (MWiz)
A repository of EPA-sourced materials management tools and resources designed to support and promote sustainable materials management and community planning decisions. The tools and resources available through MWiz will help analyze problems, understand management options, calculate design parameters, analyze costs and benefits, evaluate tradeoffs, engage stakeholders, and/or develop education and outreach campaigns.

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
Public law that creates the framework for the proper management of hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste. The law describes the waste management program mandated by Congress that gave EPA authority to develop the RCRA program.

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.

Sustainability through Pro Pac and a Variety of Resources

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We are here to help you reach your sustainability goals with our service and product offerings. We also want to provide other valuable sustainability resources.

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Pro Pac Sustainability Mission
Pro Pac Effective Packaging Efficiency
Pro Pac Renewables in Material Handling & Operations
Pro Pac Ecologically Considerate Packaging
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Home, Business & Government Sustainability Resources
Three Pillars of Environmental Social, Governance (ESG)
Glossary of Sustainability Terms
Glossary of Recycling & Solid Waste Terms

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