OSC Packaging Collaborative

In Pursuit of Sustainable Packaging: Inspiring Systems Level Innovations with Triple Bottom Line Value


The Packaging Collaborative is comprised of dozens of leading natural products brands, innovative material manufacturers, and industry service partners, working collectively to innovate and address the challenges with single-use packaging and circularity in our industry.

The OSC Packaging Collaborative operates as an open source, open foum community ecosystem, encouraging pre-competitive collaboration and knowledge sharing at every level. By working together, we have the chance to drive an industry shift toward a planet-friendly approach to packaging.




The OSC Packaging Collaborative has launched the 2024 Pack Pact Campaign!

The OSC Pack Pact  is a collective action campaign aimed at tackling single-use packaging, and increasing circularity in the natural products industry.

We are calling on bold brands and consumers to join forces to combat packaging waste. Will you be a part of the movement by taking the Pack Pact? Make your pledge here. Together, we can make a difference. 




Membership Benefits

Here’s a briefing of what you can expect as a Packaging Collaborative Member:

  • Quarterly member meetings to discuss relevant news, innovations, partnerships and address any questions or topics that the group wants to  cover.
  • OSC Learning Series webinars on relevant topics like certifications, policy  and new materials to help the Collaborative build systems-level programs to support their packaging goals
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Discounted LCA services through our partnership with Trayak
  • Field & shelf testing opportunities
  • Access to Packaging Collaborative resource repository
  • OSC Complimetary Job Board and 20% discount to Force Brands Job Board
  • Engagement with thought leaders across the value chain through regular webinars and educational and collaborative events
  • Invitations to industry events and trade shows like Ripple Fest and Expo West
  • Policy and Advocacy Resources
  • Community forum for open source communication amongst members

Get involved today!

For information about membership:

Please contact the Packaging Collaborative Director, Eliza Brady at eliza.brady@osc2.org

Schedule a discovery call with Eliza Book a meeting


Interested in becoming a Packaging Collaborative member?

Packaging Membership Interest Form


Our Accomplishments

We believe the best way to drive sustainability initiatives is to create an open, collaborative environment. To date we have:

  • Created industry movement of leading brands toward advancing compostable packaging and packaging innovations
  • Fostered key partnerships across the materials supply chain: Futamura, Elk Packaging, Earthfirst Films, AE Global Packaging, and more
  • Formed alliances with industry stakeholders like the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN), the US Composting Council (USCC), and Compost Manufacturer’s Alliance (CMA)
  • Partnered with sustainability solutions providers Trayak on LCA studies for packaging materials
  • Launched Infusions Committee for brands in tea, herbals, and infusions to pre-competitively collaborate on shared packaging and policy goals
  • Developed & tested multiple compostable pouch versions with 18+ ingredients
  • Presented certifications guidelines for compostable structures
  • Line-tested overwrap applications and optimized structure for triplex teabags
  • Assisted Launch of Gone4Good (Alter Eco) & Leaf No Trace (Numi Tea) campaigns
  • Launched the Industry and Consumer facing Zero Waste Campaign and Pack Pact Campaigns


Our Partners

The Packaging Collaborative is sponsored by Elk Packaging. Elk helps us design new structures with film manufacturers, and researches and reports the impact of these structures on the environment and the products they contain. Learn more here

The Packaging Collaborative is sponsored by Futamura, a global leader in renewable and compostable flexible packaging. NatureFlex™ by Futamura is a sustainable cellulose-based film that offers an environmentally responsible alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastics. Learn more here

The Packaging Collaborative is sponsored by Earthfirst Biopolymer Films by PSi, a global market leader in engineering and manufacturing superior quality home and industrial compostable films.  Offerings include compostable sealant films, print webs, and shrink sleeve decoration films.  Learn more here 


AE Global Packaging provides innovative packaging and supply chain solutions, product design, and commercialization. They also have a Prevented Ocean Plastic processing facility in the Dominican Republic, positioning them on the frontlines of helping brands achieve their sustainability goals. Learn more here

Trayak is a sustainability software solutions and consulting company. Their Mission is to provide you with easy-to-use decision tools that can be embedded in your company’s mainstream product and packaging development, manufacturing, and launch processes.  Learn more here

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