As a member of the Center you bring your company or organization into a powerful and elite group that is dedicated to moving sustainability forward with tools and solutions based on sound scientific evidence.


The Center for Packaging Innovation and Sustainability will be directed unlike any other.

  • Research will not re-package existing knowledge but will generate fundamental new knowledge.
  • The agenda will be driven by members, not academic units. It will consist of a comprehensive program of education and outreach with named internship opportunities.
  • Research will drive regulatory policy and business decisions, not the opposite. It will bring together members from all segments of the industry to view, discuss and act on the issues from all perspectives.
  • Business and engineering colleges are fully vested partners and research teams will be assembled according to capability not affiliation.
  • Members will be provided with science and research based information related to innovative and sustainable packaging.
  • Members will be provided with outreach materials and programs that are developed on sound scientific information.
  • Members will be provided with unbiased science-based opinions related to sustainable packaging.

For a copy of the Center’s Bylaws please review the PDF:  CPIS_Bylaws_8-29-12_MSU_Final.pdf