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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.

  • The Recycling Partnership to Launch Coastal Cart Program

    Jun 06, 2018 11:42 AM

    A $1 million grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation will kickstart a program to buy lidded recycling carts for coastal U.S. communities. The grant will provide funding for communities to switch from open-top receptacles to lidded carts. “We know...

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  • New Packaging Recyclability Platform Unveiled

    Jun 06, 2018 11:41 AM

    A European plastics recycling group has released an online tool to help packaging designers ensure their products are recyclable. Brussels-based Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) launched the RecyClass Platform, which provides an analysis of...

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  • Skymark Contributes to Bolstering UK Recycling Targets

    May 31, 2018 11:45 AM

    Skymark has been named as an accredited reprocessor of packaging waste, contributing positively to the UK’s recycling targets. Both Skymark sites in Ilkeston and Scunthorpe are now registered with the Environment Agency, allowing the company to...

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  • More Than 100 Recycling Depots Across B.C. to Accept Potato Chip Bags and Other Flexible Plastic Packaging

    May 31, 2018 11:43 AM

    More than 100 recycling depots across the province will soon be accepting potato chip bags, net bags, stand-up pouches and other flexible plastic packaging items as part of an expanded program. The expanded program, which starts June 1, is a...

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  • Call for Pay-as-You-Throw Rubbish Collections to Boost Recycling

    May 28, 2018 11:46 AM

    All packaging sold in the UK should have to be 50% recycled by 2025 to encourage manufacturers to “harvest” rubbish from consumers, a waste and resource management company has urged. And a “pay-as-you-throw” system for household black bin rubbish...

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  • Tesco to Ban Non-Recyclable Plastic Packaging by 2019

    May 23, 2018 11:47 AM

    Tesco has announced it will ban all non-recyclable plastic by 2019, in a move campaigners have cautiously welcomed as “raising the bar on problem plastics”. The supermarket giant has called on the government to help establish a consistent...

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  • Tesco to Reduce Use of Best Before Dates on Packaging

    May 22, 2018 11:53 AM

    Furthering its mission to reduce food waste, Tesco will soon remove best before dates on the packaging of about 70 of its fruits and vegetables, including apples, potatoes, tomatoes, lemons and onions. Many consumers are confused by the difference...

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  • Steuben OKs $1.5M Loan to Ashley for Industrial Infrastructure

    May 22, 2018 11:52 AM

    Steuben County has approved an agreement to provide a $1.5 million loan to Ashley for infrastructure for RES Polyflow. In their meeting Monday, commissioners approved an agreement that will enable the Ohio-based manufacturer of plastics-to-fuel...

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  • How Green Is Your Packaging?

    May 22, 2018 11:48 AM

    Consumers demand an ethical stance from beauty brands, and the latest focus is on product packaging. Mintel recommends three things to stay on top of beauty and personal care packaging trends while quenching consumers' thirst for greener packaging...

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  • Mandatory Plastic Packaging Policies Delayed

    May 16, 2018 11:54 AM

    California officials will slow their process of crafting mandatory recycling rules for plastic packaging, citing upheavals caused by China’s import restrictions. The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) on May 2...

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