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The Flexible Packaging Association is the U.S. association of the manufacturers of flexible packaging; and, material or equipment suppliers to the industry. Flexible packaging is produced from paper, plastic, film, aluminum foil, or any combination of those materials, and includes bags, pouches, labels, liners, wraps, rollstock, and other flexible products.

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Sustainable Packaging


The items below are press releases/articles on sustainable packaging in the flexible packaging industry.


  • PepsiCo Reports Waste Diversion and Packaging Progress

    Jul 11, 2018 03:30 PM

    PepsiCo’s 2017 sustainability report published today shows that the American multinational corporation reduced the overall amount of waste sent to landfill over the previous year, and also made progress toward their 2025 packaging design goal...

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  • Major MRF Investments are Needed

    Jul 10, 2018 03:32 PM

    The recycling industry must make large-scale facility investments to adapt to the fast-changing world of materials recovery, according to a longtime MRF consultant. Nathiel Egosi, president of RRT Design & Construction, offered his thoughts during...

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  • What's the Real Price of Getting Rid of Plastic Packaging?

    Jul 06, 2018 03:33 PM

    Walking along a short section of stony beach, Claire Waluda stoops briefly to pick up something from between the rocks. It is a brightly coloured plastic bottle top – just one of hundreds of bits of plastic that she finds washed ashore on the...

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  • Can Blockchain Fix the Ocean Plastic Problem?

    Jul 02, 2018 03:34 PM

    In the ocean between Hawaii and California, some 87,000 tons of plastic and other debris float in a swelling oceanic trash dump. It’s called the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” and it’s the most visible feature of the 8 million tons of plastic...

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  • Trash as Value: Turning Ocean Waste Into Viable Products

    Jul 01, 2018 03:35 PM

    Plastic pollution in the ocean is an international crisis. Estimates are that more than 8 million tons (16 billion lb) of plastics enter the ocean each year, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF). On the current track, there could be...

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  • Sun Chemical Releases 2017 Sustainability Report

    Jun 28, 2018 03:36 PM

    Sun Chemical released its 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report which details the work the company is doing to increase its use of bio-derived raw materials in its products and shows positive progress on its eco-efficiency goals. Highlights from...

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  • New Style of Recyclable Pouch Announced

    Jun 27, 2018 03:38 PM

    A packaging converter has released a stand-up pouch that can be recycled via retail PE film collection. Cincinnati-based ProAmpac has launched its No.2 QuadFlex pouch, which carries the How2Recycle logo telling consumers to bring it back to...

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  • Sustainability Survey Reveals Industry Perceptions

    Jun 25, 2018 03:39 PM

    A survey released by sustainability specialists Empauer (empauer.com) and BtoB communications firm, Adduco Communications (adducomm.com), reveals how global packaging industry professionals feel about sustainability, and raises questions about the...

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  • Plastic Is Killing our Oceans - The Issues, Facts, and Possible Solutions

    Jun 24, 2018 04:18 PM

    Approximately 40% of the world’s 7.6 billion people live within 62 miles (100km) of an ocean coast. For the other 60%, some of whom may never have even seen an ocean, the seas still play a vital role in their lives. Oil and consumer goods are...

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  • Texas Supreme Court Strikes Down Laredo's Plastic Bag Ban, Likely Ending Others

    Jun 22, 2018 03:43 PM

    The Texas Supreme Court handed a loss to local government on Friday, striking down a Laredo ban on plastic bags. The decision imperils about a dozen other cities' bans across the state. In a decision viewed as one of the court’s most highly...

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