ARIZONA, USA, – August 27, 2013 –
Symphony Environmental USA, who specializes in developing and marketing a wide range of additives for use in plastic products and other environmental technologies and operates worldwide, has joined The Sustainability Consortium (TSC). Symphony Environmental will join TSC stakeholders who contribute improvement opportunities and life cycle hotspots regarding packaging, to the knowledge products that are being developed in the eight other working groups within The Sustainability Consortium.

The Packaging Working Group at TSC has retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, and non-government groups who are discussing making packaging more sustainable while also considering things such as consumers, functionality, and marketing of the product. “When discussing packaging sustainability, it is important to consider a large range of opportunities and how they affect the entire supply network. The Packaging Working Group works towards developing content and tools that consider the importance of the sustainability of packaging materials and design while also maintaining the integrity of the product and its purpose. We are excited to have Symphony Environmental join the packaging working group and contribute to these important discussions,” said Sarah Lewis, TSC Working Group Director.

“We have been interested in joining The Sustainability Consortium for some time as many of our colleagues and customers are members. Symphony USA is committed to being a contributor in the very important mission of protecting the environment for those generations who follow us. The opportunity to participate in the efforts of this recognized leadership organization is an exciting privilege,” said Tim Murtaugh, Chairman.

Since its launch in 2009, The Sustainability Consortium has identified over 500 improvement opportunities and 400 hotspots across nine working groups. Recently, The Sustainability Consortium has launched an office in China, making it the fourth global office. TSC staff, participants, and members will gather together for TSC’s 3rd Member Summit meeting October 9-11 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Sustainability Consortium
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is an organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. TSC develops transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives.

The Sustainability Consortium advocates for a credible, scalable, and transparent process and system. The organization boasts over 90 members from all corners of business employing over 57 million people and whose combined revenues total over $1.5 trillion. The Sustainability Consortium is jointly administered by Arizona State University and University of Arkansas with additional operations at Wageningen University in The Netherlands and has recently launched an office in China.

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