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Packaging Groups Engaged on Numerous State EPR Bills in 2024. What Have They Learned?

Just one packaging EPR bill has made it across the finish line so far in 2024, but stakeholders say they’re still learning lessons about refining producer definitions, compromise and more as such bills have become...

Want Consumers to Recycle In-Store? Show Them How.

In a recent study of grocery shoppers, researchers discovered that strategically placed in-store signage with How2Recycle educational messages increased awareness of store drop-off recycling for flexible packaging. Package InSight by Quad and GreenBlue jointly conducted...

UPM Releases Survey on Sustainable Packaging

UPM has unveiled the latest findings from a highly targeted survey of some of the world’s leading packaging designers. The survey, conducted in collaboration with the Pentawards, has revealed insights into sustainable packaging design, including...

LPS Industries Adopts LED Lights for 1,100 Fixtures

LPS Industries, a vertically integrated flexible packaging manufacturer, has replaced 1,100 fluorescent and incandescent light fixtures with LED lights at its facility in Moonachie, New Jersey. The project took two months and required the contractor...

Using Sustainability Playbooks in R&D

A forum for chief technology officers (CTOs) in 2022 launched its inaugural effort—a practical guide for research and development (R&D) teams that are contributing to corporate net-zero goals. This year, the forum’s initiative accelerated with...

ELC Education Committee Releases New Videos

The Education Committee of the Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) was formed to develop resources to empower FPA member companies to educate families and communities about the benefits of flexible...

FPA Submits Comments and Joins Coalition Concerned About California Recycling Law

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) submitted comments on and joined the Consumer Brands Association, California Chamber of Commerce, and other similarly situated trade groups in Coalition comments to California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery...

What Makes Lubricants Sustainable?

Ever since companies began developing alternatives to traditional lubes and greases, there has been confusion over the terms “environmentally friendly” and “biodegradable.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines environmentally acceptable lubricants (EAL) based on...

State Legislatures Continue Work on Packaging Laws

As we hit a midpoint in the state legislative year, various proposals have taken shape. With elections in November, states are feeling pressure to pass legislation on packaging. A continued concern exists about plastic pollution...

New Battles Emerge in Plastics Debate

The flexible packaging industry is no longer losing the public relations war with environmentalists over how consumers view the issues. It may have already lost it, according to Esteban Sagel, principal at ChemPMC, a Texas-based...

Pregis Achieves Significant Milestones in 2023 Sustainability Report

Pregis®, a leading global manufacturer of protective packaging, mailing and bagging, and flexible packaging solutions, published its 2023 Sustainability Report highlighting its commitment to minimizing environmental impacts. The report details actions and results achieved in...

Majority of Californians Oppose Proposals to Ban Reusable Grocery Bags Made from Plastic, Poll Finds

Nearly 60% of Californians advocate a “better approach” to current legislative proposals that would ban reusable plastic film grocery bags from being made of plastic, according to a new US poll conducted by John Zogby...

Arkema Achieves Mass Balance ISCC+ Certification at Its Powder Coating Resins Facility in Spain

Arkema, a leader in specialty materials, announces that the company has obtained ISCC+ certification for its powder coating resins facility located in Sant Celoni, Spain; as part of a larger initiative designed to decarbonize the...

Davis-Standard First Plastics Machinery Manufacturer to Achieve Operation Clean Sweep Certification, Setting Benchmark for Environmental Stewardship

Davis-Standard, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of extrusion and converting technologies, announced that it has achieved Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) certification, becoming the first plastics machinery manufacturer to earn this distinction. This...

TriPlast Inaugurates Austria’s Largest Waste Sorting Plant to Boost National Circularity

TriPlast, Europe’s “most modern” and Austria’s largest sorting plant for lightweight packaging, has opened after less than a year of construction and a several-month trial run. Facility owners ARA, Bernegger and GreenDot/Der Grüne Punkt hosted...

Dutch Scientists Identify Conditions for Bacteria to Eat Plastic

Dutch researchers have uncovered the microscopic role of certain bacteria with abilities to break down plastic into small particles, which can then be recycled. PhD candidate Jo-Anne Verschoor at Leiden University, the Netherlands, discovered that...

AeroFlexx, an Innventure Company, Announces Collaboration with European Manufacturing Company Chemipack

Innventure LLC, an enterprise growth engine, today announced that AeroFlexx, the flexible packaging company launched by Innventure in 2018, secured a new collaboration with European manufacturing company Chemipack. The Poland-headquartered company supplies liquid concentrates for...

Amazon’s Switch to Paper Cushioning Prioritizes Curbside Recycling, and Profits

Amazon’s switch in North America from plastic film air-pillow cushioning to paper filler saves the company time and money. And, yes, it’s better for the environment. Amazon’s change of cushioning material is a lucky confluence...

Algae’s Remarkable Role in Sustainable Packaging’s Future

Algae, once primarily associated with marine ecosystems, is emerging as a game-changer for sustainable packaging solutions. With the escalating global concern over plastic pollution and the urgent need for eco-friendly alternatives, algae-based packaging has stepped...

Dow Acquires PE Recycler Circulus

Dow has agreed to acquire Houston-based polyethylene recycler Circulus, a move the companies say will accelerate Dow’s 2030 Transform the Waste goal by incorporating Circulus’ film recycling expertise. The transaction includes a facility in Ardmore, Oklahoma,...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to New Jersey’s S. 3398

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is opposed to the current NJ S 3398, which would establish an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program in the State of New Jersey but stands ready to strongly support an...

Flint Group Shows Commitment to Transparency with CDP Disclosure Grades

Flint Group, a leading global producer of inks and coatings for the printing and packaging industries, has marked another key milestone in its sustainability journey by achieving overall B grades in Climate and Water disclosure...

PureCycle's Ultra-Pure Recycled Resin Now Approved by FDA for All Food Packaging

PureCycle Technologies, Inc. announced the receipt of a Letter of No Objection (LNO) from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) confirming that the company’s PureFive™ Ultra-Pure Recycled resin is suitable for use in...

BW Packaging Pledges 25% Emissions Cut by 2030 on Path to Net Zero

BW Packaging, a global leader in packaging machinery, announced new climate targets. Among these goals is a commitment to reduce its scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030, using 2021 as...

NOVA Chemicals Receives FDA LNO for Plastic Films Mechanical Recycling Process at Indiana Facility

NOVA Chemicals Corporation announced it has received a Letter of Non Objection (LNO) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirming the capability of its mechanical recycling process in Connersville, Ind., to produce post-consumer...

Three Dow Laminating Adhesives Earn Recognition from the Association of Plastics Recyclers

Dow announced that three different adhesives systems, when used in conjunction with PE film packaging, have received formal recognition from the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for polyethylene film recycling. PACACEL™ L75-200 and PACACEL™ L-75-191...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces National Strategy to Reduce Food Loss and Waste and Recycle Organics

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the White House announced the National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste and...

Polymer Companies Form APA to Advance Polyamide-Based Packaging

Major players from the polymer industry have established the Advanced Packaging Association (APA) AISBL, a non-profit organization to advance polyamide-based packaging. Founders of the organization include BASF, Grupa Azoty ATT Polymers, UBE, ENVALIOR, and DOMO...

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