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FPA Sends Letter in Support of Minnesota’s SF 3561

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to support SF 3561 The Packaging Waste and Cost Reduction Act, which will allow packaging producers to make critical investments in Minnesota’s recycling infrastructure. Initially, FPA opposed SF...

AFT Submits Statement for the Hearing Record: The President’s 2024 Trade Policy Agenda

The Americans for Free Trade (AFT) coalition, a broad alliance of American businesses, trade organizations, and workers united against tariffs, respectfully submits this written statement to include in the public record of the Senate Finance...

Recycling Still Needs a New Game Plan

“Recycling Needs a New Game Plan” is one of the first columns that I wrote as Chief Editor of Packaging Strategies. The recyclability of flexible packaging — and communicating flexible packaging’s sustainability street cred to...

FPA Submits Comments for the U.S. EPA’s Proposed Clarifications of Title V Federal Operating Permit Definition of “Applicable Requirements”

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) commends the EPA for proposing to clarify the Clean Air Act (“CAA” or “Act”) definition of “applicable requirements” in the Act’s Title V (T-V) Operating Permit Program. EPA’s purpose in...

EPR Expert: Register and Prepare Now for Packaging Regulations

Companies that expect to be covered producers under the extender producer responsibility (EPR) laws in California, Colorado, and/or Oregon should register by July 1, 2024, with the producer responsibility organization (PRO) that will implement the...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter in Support of California’s SB 1231 (Allen)

We represent a variety of producers and community leaders committed to achieving California’s recycling goals and are in strong SUPPORT of SB 1231 (Allen). In 2021, California passed SB 343 (Allen, Chapter 507, Statues of...

How to Achieve EPR-Forward Packaging

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is coming to the United States. Packaging EPR was proposed in 14 states in 2023 and enacted within California, Colorado, Maine, and Oregon. EPR is an environmental policy approach that uses...

FPA Submits Comments to CalRecycle on the Preliminary Findings of CalRecycle’s SB 343 Material Characterization Study

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting these comments on the Preliminary Findings of CalRecycle’s SB 343 Material Characterization Study. According to the “internet research” that CalRecycle staff conducted to compile the jurisdiction section of...

FPA Signs Coalition Comment Letter for California’s SB 343 Preliminary Findings Report

Consumer Brands Association (“Consumer Brands”), the California Chamber of Commerce (“CalChamber”), and the undersigned entities (the “Coalition”) are appreciative of the opportunity to submit comments regarding the California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery’s (“CalRecycle”)...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Rhode Island’s H 7619

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to RI H 7619, which severely limits access to fresh food, particularly in underserved communities, by banning the sale of PVC and PVDC in Rhode...

Hearings Focus on National Framework for Extended Producer Responsibility

Federal hearings started March 6 in Washington, D.C., to discuss a national framework for extended producer responsibility (EPR), which proponents say would help reduce the amount of waste going into landfills and remove confusion created...

FPA Submits a Statement on Record for the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Hearing on Examining Extended Producer Responsibility Policies for Consumer Packaging

On behalf of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), I write to commend the Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) for its continued efforts to improve recycling across the U.S., including the March 6, 2024,...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter Opposing California’s SB 903

The undersigned organizations are writing to inform you of our opposition to your SB 903, legislation proposing to create a sweeping and complex new regulatory program at the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to...

Manufacturing Front and Center in State of the Union Address

Following President Biden’s State of the Union address, National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement: “Tonight, President Biden celebrated manufacturing’s accomplishments during his presidency, and rightly so. He signed...

AMERIPEN Testifies at U.S. Senate Committee Hearing on Extended Producer Responsibility Policies for Packaging

Dan Felton, Executive Director of AMERIPEN, the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works at a hearing about extended producer responsibility (EPR) policies for...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Tennessee’s SB 573

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to TN SB 573, which directs the Department of Environment and Conservation to establish an Extended Producer Responsibility program in the State of Tennessee.

FPA Signs Coalition Letter to CalRecycle with Initial Questions Regarding the SB 343 Preliminary Findings Report

The undersigned organizations appreciate the extension of the Senate Bill 343 (SB 343) [Allen, Chapter 507, Statutes of 2021] Preliminary Findings Report public comment period timeline and look forward to continued engagement with CalRecycle throughout...

On Watch in Washington: Federal Recycling Legislation Could Grab Attention in 2024

With 2024 being an election year for the president and numerous members of Congress, conventional wisdom would suggest that the elected leaders might concentrate more on the horse races than public policies this year. However,...

National Recycling Measures Have Broad Business Support

Two major pieces of federal legislation that could help overhaul national recycling systems have garnered support from numerous business groups beyond the packaging and flexible packaging industry, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the...

Congress Ponders Packaging Legislation

As we get into 2024, these key federal initiatives will continue to be monitored by the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA). FPA has been tracking several pieces of recycling/ composting legislation at the federal level, including...

States Begin EPR Needs Assessments

In the past three years, four states have passed separate packaging extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws that are now being implemented. Additionally, two state laws require initial EPR planning and performance of a needs assessment....

SPMC® Examines Risks to Sterile Medical Packaging

It’s often said laws can have unintended consequences. When it comes to certain proposed environmental legislative initiatives, the consequences could severely compromise the safety of sterile medical device packaging. The Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council (SPMC®)...

FPA Monitors Issues and Legislation Involving Food Waste

Food waste is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. The current goal set by the United Nations Global Compact, Paris Accord, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

3 Tips for the Best EPR-Forward Food Packaging

Extended producer responsibility (EPR)-forward food packaging can only decrease the environmental impact of our food system if we continue to “do what is right” and are guided by food waste prevention, preservation options, and chemicals...

FPA’s Environmental Health and Safety Committee Plans April 10th Refrigerant Briefing

In addition to its regular update call on April 10, 2024, at 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST, the EHS Committee plans to discuss the EPA’s phase-out of HFCs for refrigerants and other uses under the Paris Treaty...

FPA Signs Business Coalition Letter on GSA Proposed Rulemaking, FR Doc # 2023-27942

The undersigned business organizations appreciate the opportunity to comment on GSA’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking in response to GSAR Case 2022–G517. While we share GSA’s objective to reduce plastic waste in the environment and...

FPA Announces the Formation of Its Political Action Committee, FlexPAC™

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce the formation of its political action committee, FlexPAC™, and its inaugural event to take...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Minnesota’s H.F. 3577

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is opposed to the current MN HF3577, which would establish an Extended Producer Responsibility program in the State of Minnesota but stands ready to strongly support an amended version.

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