We envision a world where human activity is in balance with Earth’s carrying capacity so all life can thrive

GreenBlue is dedicated to researching and promoting the principles of sustainable materials management – a concept that seeks to:

Use Wisely

The old adage “waste not, want not” is more relevant now than ever. Use Wisely means that at each step of the production life cycle, we must seek to conserve material resources. The concept of dematerialization means combining various conservation strategies such as reducing the amount of materials needed to provide the function required, extending the service life of products, and eliminating the concept of waste by ensuring that there are robust markets to reutilize post industrial and post consumer materials.

Eliminate Toxicity

Providing consumers with products and services that are safe for people and the environment is only possible if they are made out of safe materials. GreenBlue is developing information sharing tools to help manufacturers communicate with each other along the entire product value chain, enabling them to make more informed decisions about the chemicals and materials they use to manufacture products.

Recover More

Recovering more value out of the materials economy is synergistically related to the principle of using materials wisely, because outputs from one part of an industrial system should be used as inputs to some other part of the system, so design issues impacting sourcing and end of life considerations start to become aligned.

GreenBlue Staff

Adam Gendell
Project Manager, Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Amanda Penton
Accounting Assistant
Anne Bedarf
Senior Manager, Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Danielle Peacock
Project Manager, Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Elizabeth Shoch
Senior Manager, Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Eric DesRoberts
Project Associate, Sustainable Packaging Coalition
James Ewell
Sustainable Materials Director
Katherine O'Dea
Senior Director, Innovation and Advisory Services
Kelly Lahvic
Research and Outreach Associate
Michael Brann
IST & Marketing Manager
Nina Goodrich
GreenBlue Executive Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition Director
Paul Giacherio
Web Communications Manager
Tom Pollock
Senior Manager, Forest Products

Board of Directors