Sustainable Packaging Coalition Conference & 2021 Innovator Awards

Sustainable Packaging Coalition Conference & 2021 Innovator Awards
May 3, 2022

Volm attended the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) Conference in San Francisco, California in early April where 600+ attendees learned about carbon, climate change, and the connection between food waste and packaging among a variety of other topics.

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition brings together packaging and sustainability professionals to provide opportunities to connect and kickoff collaborations; be exposed and inspired to new ways of thinking; learn more about different topics related to sustainable packaging; and take with them valuable and actionable ideas to their everyday roles.

SPC is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable. As the leading voice on sustainable packaging, they are passionate about creating packaging that is good for people and good for the environment. Their mission is to bring sustainable packaging stakeholders together to catalyze actionable improvements to packaging systems and lend an authoritative voice on issues related to packaging sustainability.

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition recognizes meaningful contributions and advancements towards more sustainable packaging through the annual SPC Innovator Awards. The awards celebrate and showcase the outstanding people and organizations behind extraordinary advancements in packaging sustainability. 

Volm offers packaging with No Waste (NoW) Technology for fresh produce, winner of the 2021 SPC Innovator Awards, Innovation in Food Waste Prevention. This paper is specifically designed for fresh produce packaging, the patented NoW™technology incorporates several surface treatments to the paper substrate to control the humidity levels inside the packs and protect the products from sunlight and UV. This technology allows paper-based packaging materials to be tailored to achieve the protection properties necessary for a specific food type.

With the help of surface treatments, the packaging can extend the standard shelf-life of some products by a factor of two. Packaging with NoW™technology has also passed North America’s certification for recyclability.


Volm is actively committed to environmental sustainability — striving to understand and reduce our own environmental footprint while partnering with our customers in their efforts to do the same.

As a complete design, equipment, and consumables supplier, we believe we have a unique and exciting opportunity to provide thoughtful solutions that help to reduce landfill waste and meet the demands of a more environmentally conscious world.

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