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EU Recyclers Question Ceflex Proposals on Plastic Film
09.22.2021

Ton Emans, PRE president and chair of its LDPE working group, warned that the Ceflex ‘quality recycling process’ plan was “not in line with the objective of making flexible packaging household waste fully circular." He...

FPA Signs Floor Alert in Opposition to California SB 343
09.07.2021

SB 343 is MORE than just a labeling bill and establishes stringent criteria for what can be considered recyclable, and creates a definition of “recyclable” which will have impacts on all future legislation related to...

FPA Combats Critical Worker Shortage
09.02.2021

The flexible packaging industry is a dynamic and growing industry where technologies are rapidly evolving. Manufacturing in the 21st century is a whole new world, especially in a post-COVID-19 environment, and today’s production facilities incorporate...

Call for Entries: FPA 2022 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition
09.02.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that the 2022 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition Call for Entries is now available....

FPA Supports the Proposed DOE/EERE Research Program for Upcycling of Multilayer Films
08.16.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) would like to express its support and endorsement for the proposed DOE/EERE research program titled “Integrated Upcycling of Multilayer Films to Chemicals,” Topic Area 1: Novel Approaches to Recycling and...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter to the California State Assembly Opposing AB 478 Unless Amended
08.06.2021

The undersigned organizations are writing as a follow-up to our previous comments regarding AB 478, legislation pertaining to the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) material in plastic thermoform containers. As we have stated, we recognize...

Beer Institute, American Beverage, Consumer Brands Association, National Marine Manufacturers and Flexible Packaging Association Praise Senate Reintroduction of Aluminum Pricing Examination Act
07.22.2021

Trade associations representing some of America’s top industries and employers today praised Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) for reintroducing the Aluminum Pricing Examination (APEX) Act, bipartisan legislation that would bring transparency to...

FPA Partners with PACK EXPO Las Vegas
07.22.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to announce that it is again participating in the Partner Program at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Sept. 27-29, 2021; Las Vegas Convention Center),...

Danielle A. Diehlmann Has Been Named Vice President, Communications for the FPA
06.10.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that Danielle A. Diehlmann, “Dani,” has been named Vice President, Communications for the FPA...

FPA Publishes 2021– 2022 Flexible Packaging Buyer’s Guide
06.08.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce that the 2021–2022 Flexible Packaging Buyer’s Guide is now available. The Buyer’s Guide provides...

FPA Signs Americans for Free Trade’s Statement For The Record on President Biden’s 2021 Trade Policy Agenda
05.26.2021

Americans for Free Trade, a broad coalition of American businesses, trade organizations, and workers united against tariffs sent a statement for the record regarding the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee’s 2021...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter Opposing and Requesting Amendments to LD 1503 to Maine’s Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
05.22.2021

We are writing to respectfully oppose and request amendments to LD 1503 related to PFAS reporting requirements and product bans. The legislation as written could eventually ban thousands of products from sale and transport of...

FPA Submits Comments on Draft Recommendations and Key Principles of Producer Responsibility to Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment
05.17.2021

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on Colorado’s draft recommendations and key principles of producer responsibility (hereinafter referred to as “CO draft PR recommendations” or the “recommendations.” I am Alison Keane, President and CEO...

FPA Submits Testimony in Support of LD 1471 and in Opposition to LD 1541 to Maine’s Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
05.10.2021

Thank you for the opportunity to testify in support of Maine’s LD 1471, “An Act to Establish a Stewardship Program for Packaging” and in opposition to Maine’s LD 1541, “An Act to Support and Improve...

FPA Develops Roadmaps to Guide Key Players in the Packaging Supply Chain on Aligning Flexible Packaging to a Circular Economy Framework
05.05.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce the development of five roadmaps to assist companies in moving towards a circular economy....

2021 Off to a Fast Start
05.03.2021

2021 began with a rush in many states to consider policies that will squarely impact the flexible packing industry. This year, extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging, recycled content, and packaging labeling mandates are incredibly...

Sustainability, Social Media Efforts Ramp Up
05.03.2021

As the packaging industry—particularly the plastic and flexible packaging industry—continues to face unprecedented levels of legislation around end-of-life management and full circularity, promotion of the many benefits of flexible packaging is more important than ever....

Washington Shifts to “New Normal” Schedule
05.03.2021

At this time a year ago, advocacy efforts in Washington were just starting to adjust to the realities of a pandemic-dictated virtual work environment and a mostly reactive emergency-based legislative agenda. Now, despite the ongoing...

FPA’s Recycling Efforts Accelerate
05.03.2021

FPA recently joined forces with The Recycling Partnership (TRP) with its Film and Flexibles Recycling Coalition, which works collaboratively to identify and scale ways to collect more film and flexible packaging. As a leading national...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to SB20 to Vermont’s House Committee on Human Services
04.26.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to SB20, “An act relating to restrictions on perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances and other chemicals of concern in consumer products,” in its current form.

Beer Institute, American Beverage, National Marine Manufacturers and Flexible Packaging Association Praise Reintroduction of Aluminum Pricing Examination Act
04.21.2021

Trade associations representing some of America’s top industries and employers today praised Representatives Al Lawson (FL-05) and Ken Buck (CO-04) for reintroducing the Aluminum Pricing Examination (APEX) Act (H.R. 2698), bipartisan legislation that would bring...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter to New York’s State Legislature Concerning A.5801 (Extended Producer Responsibility)
04.20.2021

The undersigned organizations appreciate the opportunity to provide comment on A.5801, which seeks to establish an extended producer responsibility (EPR) mandate for packaging and printed material. While many of our organizations support a properly structured...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Assembly Bill 1371 to California’s Committee on Natural Resources
04.14.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to AB1371, which would ban plastic e-commerce packaging.

FPA Signs Coalition Letter in Opposition to Assembly Bill 693 to California’s State Assembly
04.13.2021

The California Chamber of Commerce and the organizations listed respectfully must OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED your AB 693, which would amend the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Proposition 65,...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Senate Bills 582-1 to Oregon’s Senate Committee on Energy and Environmental
04.08.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is once again submitting testimony in opposition to SB582-1, as amended, having to do with extended producer responsibility programs for packaging and paper.

FPA Signs Coalition Letter in Opposition to Assembly Bill 1371 to California’s State Assembly
04.08.2021

The California Chamber of Commerce and the California Manufacturers & Technology Association along with the organizations listed, which are leading manufacturers, retailers, and consumer product companies, must respectfully OPPOSE your AB 1371 as amended. We...

FPA Submits Testimony in Support of Rhode Island’s House Committee on Corporations House Bill 5446/Senate Bill 254
03.29.2021

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to support HB 5446 and SB 254, which would provide regulatory certainty for advanced recycling processes and create a more circular economy for plastics in Rhode Island.

FPA Signs Coalition Letter to Colorado’s Labor & Technology Committee in Opposition to SB 21-180 Concerning Efforts to Increase Recycling in Colorado
03.22.2021

As associations that represent foodservice packaging manufacturers throughout the United States, we respectfully oppose SB 21-180 – concerning efforts to increase recycling in Colorado. We believe this legislation takes the wrong approach, conflicts with current...

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