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FPA Signs Coalition Letter Supporting the Supply Chain Subtitle in the America COMPETES Act
05.10.2022

As members of Congress come together to advance bipartisan legislation strengthening supply chains and enhancing U.S. economic competitiveness, the undersigned organizations write to express our strong support for the Manufacturing Security and Resilience Program and...

AMERIPEN: ‘New Recycled Content Mandates Doomed To Fail’
05.09.2022

Using mandates to boost demand for postconsumer recycled (PCR) content in packaging is a compelling argument for lawmakers. Increasing recycled content is beneficial not only for our environment, but also for our industry. However, a...

What Do We Want From EPR?
05.04.2022

Last year two states, Oregon and Maine, enacted extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging laws. By the time you read this, Hawaii may have joined them. Several other state legislatures are still considering EPR, while...

FPA Monitors EPA Regulations of Chemicals
05.02.2022

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of manufactured chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products since the 1940s due to their useful properties. There are thousands of different PFAS, some...

More States Ponder Packaging Policies
05.02.2022

2021 witnessed landmark passage of new laws on recycling and packaging policy, and 2022 is becoming a year of conflicting state perspectives over potential new laws that will govern how flexible packag­ing is made and...

FPA Signs Americans for Free Trade’s Coalition Letter in Support of Motion to Instruct, Calls to Include on Section 301 Product Exclusions Process
05.02.2022

Americans for Free Trade (AFT), a broad coalition of American businesses, trade organizations, and workers united against tariffs, sent a letter to Senate leadership voicing support for the Motion to Instruct proposed by Senator Pat...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to SB 2788 to the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee
04.26.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) must oppose, unless amended, Senate Bill 2788 – Relating to Health and Safety – Refuse Disposal, which would add advanced recycling as a definition for refuse disposal and establishes a...

FPA Signs Americans for Free Trade’s Statement for the Record on Biden Administration’s 2022 Trade Policy Agenda
04.13.2022

Americans for Free Trade (AFT), a broad coalition of American businesses, trade organizations, and workers united against tariffs submitted a statement for the record to leadership of the Senate Finance and House Ways & Means...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter in Opposition of Colorado HB 22-1345
04.13.2022

The undersigned organizations must respectfully take an OPPOSE position on HB 22-1345, legislation that would impose broad reporting requirements on manufacturers of all products containing PFAS sold in Colorado, ban the sale of products containing...

FPA Submits Testimony to the Colorado House Energy and Environment Committee in Opposition to House Bill 1533
04.07.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to HB 1355, “Concerning the Creation of the Producer Responsibility Program for Statewide Recycling,” which creates a producer responsibility program to provide recycling services to...

FDA Proposed Rule for Traceability—Are You Prepared?
04.01.2022

Perishable items and nut butters will be among foods requiring increased traceability records under FDA proposed ruling expected later this year. Automation, increased due diligence, and additional staffing are in offing for affected food processors....

FPA Submits Testimony to the Rhode Island Senate Committee on Environment & Agriculture in Opposition of Senate Bill 2296 – Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging
03.30.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to Senate Bill 2296 – Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging, which would establish an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program for packaging, alter state labeling provisions,...

FPA Signs Americans for Free Trade’s Coalition Letter to the USTR Calling for Holistic, Transparent Tariff Review
03.29.2022

Americans for Free Trade (AFT), a broad coalition of American businesses, trade organizations, and workers united against tariffs sent a letter to United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai expressing strong support for a fully transparent...

FPA Signs California Chamber of Commerce’s Coalition Letter in Opposition Unless Amended for AB 2026 (Friedman)
03.28.2022

The California Chamber of Commerce and the organizations listed respectfully OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED AB 2026 (Friedman), as amended. We agree that increased efforts, including packaging redesign, substantial financial investments in infrastructure, and the formation of...

FPA Supports U.S. Senators Capito, Carper, and Boozman’s Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act
03.24.2022

U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the EPW Committee, and John Boozman (R-Ark.), also a member of the EPW...

OCRRA: How Gov. Hochul’s Packaging Proposal Will Solve NY’s Recycling Crisis (Your Letters)
03.23.2022

Recycling is our state’s greatest team effort. Millions of New York residents, including those here in Onondaga County, set out or drop off their newspapers, magazines, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, metal cans and glass jars...

FPA Submits Testimony to the Hawaii Senate Committee on Agriculture & Environment and Committee on Energy, Economic Development & Tourism in Opposition to House Bill 2399
03.21.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to HB 2399, “Relating to Waste Management,” which would establish and extended producer responsibility act for packaging and paper.

Opinion: Maryland Is Moving Package Recycling Legislation in the Right Direction
03.21.2022

The Maryland General Assembly is leading an effective, sensible, collaborative approach to packaging producer responsibility legislation to develop an effective circular economy for recycling in the state. Packaging producer responsibility legislation is a policy framework...

FPA Submits Information in Response to The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Request for Information – Recyclable Materials
03.18.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) respectfully submits the following information in response to The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Request for Information: Oregon statewide recycling collection list and producer-collected materials (for recycling).

WV Senate Passes Advanced Recycling Bill
03.01.2022

The West Virginia Senate has approved a bill without opposition designed to encourage advanced recycling. The Senate voted 33-0 without debate Tuesday to advance House Bill 4084, which would clarify the state does not consider...

EPA and FPA Share Similar Goals
02.28.2022

Late last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its National Recycling Strategy: Part One of a Series on Building a Circular Economy. The report identifies strategic objectives and stakeholder-led actions to create a...

Fact Sheet Explains Extended Producer Responsibility
02.28.2022

In the previous issue of FlexPack VOICE®, the advocacy group of the Flexible Packaging Association’s Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) brought you a flow-chart to outline the federal legislative process and help bring clarity to how...

FPA Submits Testimony to the Connecticut Environment Committee in Support of Senate Bill 115
02.25.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to support SB 115, which would establish an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program for packaging material, modernizing, and improving waste and recycling systems in the State.

FPA Submits a Memo in Support of New York S.7891 (Mannion)
02.24.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to support SB 7891, which would provide regulatory certainty for advanced recycling processes and create a more circular economy for plastics in New York.

FPA Signs Coalition Letter in Support of New York State Senate Bill S.7891 (Mannion)
02.23.2022

We are writing on behalf of trade associations employing tens of thousands of New Yorkers to respectfully request the final budget agreement include language from S. 7891 (Mannion) which supports and promotes the increased adoption...

Canada Seeks Recycled-content Mandates Feedback
02.17.2022

Canada’s federal government will mandate recycled plastic be used in bottles, foam protective packaging, films and other products. But first, officials are asking for public input on important details. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC),...

FPA Submits Comments on the Minimum Post-consumer Recycled Plastic Content Requirements for the Sale of Trash and Carry-Out Bags and Food, Beverage, and Household Product Containers Draft Model Legislation
02.11.2022

The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) and Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) created a Workgroup to create the draft Model Legislation for minimum post-consumer recycled plastic content in trash and carry-out bags and food, beverage,...

FPA Submits Testimony to the New Hampshire Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in Support of SB 367
02.08.2022

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to support SB 367, which would provide regulatory certainty for advanced recycling processes and create a more circular economy for plastics in New Hampshire.

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