What is COMPASS®?
COMPASS (Comparative Packaging Assessment) is a design-phase web application that provides comparative environmental profiles of packaging alternatives based on life cycle assessment metrics and design attributes. COMPASS helps packaging designers make more informed material selections and design decisions early in the development process. COMPASS can compare up to four primary and secondary packages and packaging systems, with quick visual guidance on a common set of environmental parameters. COMPASS assesses packages on resource consumption, emissions, and attributes such as material health, recycled or virgin content, sourcing, and solid waste. COMPASS was developed by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC)®, a project of the sustainability nonprofit GreenBlue®. The SPC is an industry working group with over 200 members from across the packaging supply chain, many of whom contributed expertise to the development of COMPASS.Back to top