Collaborating for a Sustainable World



The PACK EXPO Green Program is the commitment of PACK EXPO and all of it’s partners, vendors and exhibitors working together to create a more sustainable world.


Sponsored by the first Official Sustainability Partner of PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO : Dow


Click on the interactive diagram below to learn more about all the individual pieces that make up the PACK EXPO Green Program.

Exhibiting companies who provide sustainable solutions either via new materials or technology such as  biodegradable packaging, new packaging reduction processes, recyclable and biodegradable materials and technology to reduce carbon footprint, will be highlighted by the PACK EXPO Green Icon  PACK EXPO Green Icon. View exhibitors

Reusable Packaging Pavilion: The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) partners with PMMI to showcase the best of reusable packaging products and services from over 40 exhibiting companies into one central show space each year at PACK EXPO. Learn more

Reusable Packaging Learning Center: The adjoining Reusable Packaging Learning Center is the premier education event hosting presentations and panel discussions on a variety of topics related to sustainability and reuse. Learn more

McCormick Place is committed to initiatives designed to conserve energy, protect vital resources and promote ecologically-efficient policies and procedures.   McCormick Place works with service partners, customers and vendors to encourage sustainable efforts through education, defined expectations and example. Learn more.

PACK EXPO Services’ signage partner offers four different signage materials that are 100% recyclable and has diverted 97% of waste to recycling. PACK EXPO Services recycles carpet padding after each show; the equivalent of 20 dumpster loads of padding were diverted after the last event. 

PMMI believes packaging plays a critical role in our world. It safeguards our food, protects our medicines, shields our purchases and allows for the transportation of goods; protecting what keeps us healthy and happy.  The packaging industry has a responsibility to limit its environmental impact. We are driving innovation across all packaging types, throughout the supply chain, to increase the use of recycled materials and reduce the amount of packaging being used.  Learn more.

Dow returns as the exclusive sponsor of The Showcase of Packaging Innovations ® located in the Containers and Materials Pavilion in the West Hall of McCormick Place. Learn More

Join us on a voyage of discovery into the special association between people and packaging. This exhibit in the West Hall will take you on a journey through the past, present and future of packaging. Sustainability will be highlighted in the Future of Packaging space, with the Showcase of Packaging Innovations. Learn More

Sessions presented on all stages at the event which feature topics and solutions for sustainability, will be highlighted by the PACK EXPO Green Icon  PACK EXPO Green Icon.

Latest News

Packaging SustainabilityPackaging Sustainability: A Changing Landscape

A CPG’s decision to buy new equipment or modify existing equipment depends on many factors in their drive toward more sustainable packaging. Some CPGs are looking to buy new equipment, while others are looking to make modifications or alterations to existing machines when specifically addressing sustainable packaging changes.

Find out what's happening in the packaging industry by downloading PMMI's executive summary on sustainability.

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