California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Packaging Waste Reduction

The idea of efficient packaging and waste reduction in packaging in California began with the Shipping & Distribution Partnership and a workshop held in San Jose State University in 1997. There are numerous case studies that demonstrate how companies can save money and keep packaging out of landfills.

Every year Californians generate millions of tons of solid waste, much of which is packaging. Because landfill space is limited, retailers and manufacturers need to work together to reduce packaging waste. A few simple ideas include eliminating packaging, reducing packaging, designing refillable or reusable packages, and producing recyclable packages and packages made of recycled materials.

This site also contains the frequently requested list of slip sheet manufacturers.

The identification of individuals, companies, and products in this website does not constitute endorsement by the Integrated Waste Management Board and is provided for informational purposes only. Other disclaimers apply.

Last updated: November 23, 2009
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