Packaging is temporarily integrating an external function and a product to enable the use of the product. In the NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre vision, packaging should contribute to the sustainable development of society. In this context, the NVC focuses on market-oriented and innovative activities for the benefit of the entire supply chain of packaged goods. The three main areas of interest are: providing information services, education and training and serving the interests of the member-companies, individually and collectively where applicable. Recycling, retail, design, manufacturing of packaged goods, manufacturing of packages, packaging materials and packaging machinery, all aspect of packaging are represented within the NVC-membership. This makes NVC a unique association in the field of packaging. With fourteen thousand individuals and more than 550 member companies, NVC is leading in, information services, education and training and serving the interests of the packaging community.