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Summit Publishing unveils Greener Package

PW to launch, a sustainable packaging Website, and the Greener Package Awards.

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Summit Publishing Co., Chicago, publishers of Packaging World magazine, announces the development of a new Website and awards competition. will offer tools and resources for materials suppliers, package design and development professionals and packagers who strive to make environmentally responsible business decisions.

With a target launch in the fourth quarter of 2008, will offer four assets for packaging suppliers and end-users: a continuously updated directory of the latest sustainable packaging materials; an interactive forum, staffed and moderated by industry experts; a news blog, complemented with interpretation and analysis of current developments; and a sustainable packaging awards database, allowing packagers to submit and learn from sustainable progress made by their colleagues and competitors. Packages that have made significant progress towards sustainability can be entered in the Greener Package Awards competition, slated to debut in the fourth quarter of 2009. builds on the knowledge and experience Summit’s Packaging World team has developed within the sustainable arena. In 2003, PW published groundbreaking coverage of the Cradle-to-Cradle design concept. This cover story was a catalyst for a meeting of industry professionals who became the founding members of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). Over the years, PW has continued to report on sustainability developments and in 2007 published the Field Guide to Sustainable Packaging, now in its second edition.

“This new site offers an excellent opportunity to combine our resources and those of the packaging community into a focused, interactive resource for advancing environmentally responsible packaging," says Packaging World publisher Joe Angel. " expands on what we can offer via our magazine, Web site and e-newsletters. We look forward to building into a state-of-the-art resource for packagers, and to celebrating excellence through the Greener Package Awards competition.”

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