Meeting Archive:
Practicing Sustainable Packaging with COMPASS

Meeting Description:
COMPASS is a leading software application originally developed by GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition to help companies analyze the environmental profile of a packaging system. Multiple Primary, Secondary, and Transport packages can be compared to each other using the definition of sustainable packaging established by the SPC.

Join Trayak President & CEO Prashant Jagtap and GreenBlue Sustainable Materials Director, James Ewell for a webinar that explores how brands and packaging suppliers can use LCA data to advance their sustainable packaging goals. 

Trayak has recently released an update to the lifecycle inventory (LCI) datasets used within the program for calculating the environmental profile of packages. These data updates will allow COMPASS users to create better packaging models and get more accurate calculations based on the latest published research. 

Other enhancements include:

  • The ability to model PCR content in additional materials like Polypropylene (PP), Low-density polyethylene (LDPE), and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE).
  • Improved carbon footprint calculations based on the latest IPCC GHG factors from their latest guidelines
  • Enhanced End of Life (EOL) scenarios from the latest published research for U.S., Canada, and the European Union
  • The ability to model packaging scenarios that are manufactured and sold in various global regions - now including China and Mexico. 
TRAYAK Founder & President, Prashant Japtap comments:
"TRAYAK is committed to providing COMPASS users with the most accurate and reliable datasets. Our ongoing collaboration with various partners, research organizations and industry associations allows us to ensure that COMPASS users are benchmarking designs against the most recent and accurate data sets in the industry and their region." 

Use COMPASS to inform best practices and sustainable packaging decisions at your company. 


Date: Wed, May 18, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): GreenBlue
 Presenter Information
Prashant Jagtap
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Prashant Jagtap is the President & CEO of Trayak.  He founded Trayak with the vision to bring sustainability mainstream. Trayak’s mission is to provide easy-to-use software decision tools that enable design & manufacturing of sustainable products and packaging.

He has over 25 years of experience helping leading brands and manufacturers from different industries improve their product and package development and launch processes using software solutions.  

Prashant holds a Masters in Manufacturing Engineering from UMASS at Amherst, MA and an MBA from Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH.

Trayak’s suite of sustainability solutions include COMPASS, EcoImpact, EcoDesigner, EcoScore, EcoLabel and MyGizmo.  Trayak also offers consulting & expert services to help you succeed in your sustainability journey. 

James Ewell
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As Director of GreenBlue’s Sustainable Materials program, James is responsible for managing the development and practical implementation of its sustainable materials management framework. He has extensive knowledge and experience in sustainable product design and manufacturing, chemical transparency and supply chain management. As Director of Consulting for McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), James developed and implemented Cradle-to-Cradle criteria for designing and manufacturing sustainable products and improving corporate practices. He has worked with numerous corporate clients from a diversity of industrial sectors.