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FPA Signs Coalition Letter Opposing NJ S. 3177/A. 4758, a Bill That Establishes Requirements, Prohibitions, and Programs for Regulation of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

We are writing to respectfully oppose S. 3177/A. 4758 related to PFAS reporting requirements, restrictions, and product bans. As written, within one year of the bill’s effective date, the bill would require manufacturers to provide...

FPA Responds to ABC News’ “Trashed: The Secret Life of Plastic Recycling” Investigation

ABC News’ recent “Trashed: The Secret Life of Plastic Recycling” investigation isn’t about plastic bags or even plastic packaging, it is about the current U.S. recycling system. Put trackers in any recyclable item today and...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter Sent to Nevada’s Governor Lombardo Requesting a Gubernatorial Veto of NV SB 76

On behalf of the undersigned organizations representing the manufacturers of thousands of consumer products and the various retailers who sell those products to consumers all across our state, we want to thank you for your...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter to Members of the New York State Legislature Regarding Essential Elements of a Workable, Effective EPR Program

The undersigned businesses and associations support the adoption of a workable, cost-effective expanded producer responsibility program for post-consumer packaging materials. We believe it is essential that any program: be guided by the findings of an...

Biden Administration Pushes Plans for Plastic Alternatives

President Joe Biden’s administration continues to promote plans to use biotechnology and biomanufacturing to develop sustainable alternatives across industries, including fuels, medicines, and plastics, with plastics being largely displaced by 2043. The administration says it...

Debates Emerge as FTC Reassesses Packaging Recyclability Claims Under Green Guides

Chemical recycling, access to recycling as a key metric and the potential for national rulemaking were some of the areas that divided expert panelists at a Federal Trade Commission workshop. A Federal Trade Commission workshop...

Plastics Industry Association: UNEA Global Plastics Agreement Negotiations Industry Position and Priorities

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, including Equipment Suppliers, Material Suppliers, Processors and Recyclers, representing over one million workers in our $468 billion U.S. industry....

UK Plastic Packaging Tax Exceeds Targets in Its First Year

The latest HMRC data from (23 May) reveals that the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) has raised a total of £263 million through the first 10 months of the scheme. It means that the Tax has...

Flexible and Compostable Product Groups Discuss Circularity Goals for Hard-to-recycle Packaging

The executive directors of the Flexible Packaging Association and Biodegradable Products Institute discussed what their stakeholders view as important tenets of EPR policies. How can extended producer responsibility affect types of packaging that lack curbside...

FPA Signs CA AB 1290 Assembly Floor Alert

Food producers, agricultural entities, restaurants, manufacturers of household products, electronics, toys, and other leading California employers all ask you to vote NO on AB 1290. AB 1290 is another packaging ban less than a year...

Colorado Appoints Producer Responsibility Organization to Lead EPR Program

In 2022, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 22-1355 into law to establish an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program in the state, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has appointed...

Different PRO Structures Can Achieve Same Result

When building a producer responsibility organization, fees should be transparent, the industry should be in control and the system needs to be fair. That’s what participants in a recent webinar said, noting there are different...

UK Plastic Tax to be Reviewed to Support Chemical Recycling

The UK Government is considering changes to the Plastic Packaging Tax to increase the scope for using recovered polymers from chemical recycling. As part of the Tax Administration and Maintenance Day announcements, the Treasury has...

Educating on the Differences Between PFAs and PPAs

Six states have adopted laws that focus on regulating the intentional use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging. In response, some customers are demanding packaging free of PFAS. The regulations, however, do not...

Gridlock Marks Start of 2023 on Capitol Hill: FPA Continues to Monitor Congress and Biden Administration

With the commencement of the 118th Congress in January, we knew the divided Congress—Republican control of the House and Democratic control of the Senate—would limit the amount of consequential legislative action this session. Therefore, the...

High Achievers: Innovation and Sustainability Efforts Garner Gold in Annual Contest

As the judges finish assigning the last awards for the 67th Annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition, they immediately consider which of the 2023 contest’s 31 winning entries would receive the top honor—the Highest Achievement...

FPA Files Case Brief for the DOC’s Aluminum Foil from the People’s Republic of China: Anti-Circumvention Inquiry With Respect to the Republic of Thailand and Korea

On behalf of the Flexible Packaging Association’s Coalition for Aluminum Foil Security and its individual members, including Amcor Flexibles North America, Berry Global, Catty Corporation, Fres-co System USA, Inc., Novolex, ProAmpac, ProAmpac Holdings, Inc., Ampac...

AMERIPEN Supports U.S. Senate in Moving Forward with Two Recycling-related Bills

The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN) supports two bills before the U.S. Senate that address critical elements of packaging recycling and environmental policy: the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act of 2023 (S.1189)...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter in Opposition to California’s AB 1290

The undersigned organizations, representing a cross section of manufacturers, consumer product companies, agriculture, food producers, restaurants, and others are in opposition to AB 1290. The enactment of SB 54 (Stats. 2022), along with SB 343...

FPA Submits Comments for the FTC’s Request for Public Comment on the Impact of the Green Guides

The Flexible Packaging Association appreciates this opportunity to submit its thoughts and suggestions on the issues and environmental claims on which the Commission solicited comments in its December 2022 Notice initiating the FTC’s review of...

Regulatory Activity Accelerates in Four EPR States: More States Expected to Adopt EPR Laws

The year 2023 is an incredibly active one for extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws, which are now being implemented in the four states that passed EPR laws for packaging—so far. Over the past two years,...

Indiana Governor Signs Law Designating Chemical Recycling as Manufacturing

Indiana is the latest state to pass a law reclassifying chemical recycling as a manufacturing process instead of waste management. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed SB 472 on Thursday, making it the 24th state with such...

Flint Group Confirms Commitment to SBTi Initiative

Flint Group, a leading supplier of consumables and equipment for the print and packaging industries, has confirmed its commitment to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). The SBTi is designed to ensure companies commit to...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter Opposing Maine’s LD 1660

We the undersigned organizations representing industries and workers across Maine respectfully request your opposition of LD 1660 - An Act to Provide That Advanced Recycling Facilities Are Subject to Solid Waste Regulation and That Advanced...

Curbside Film Recycling Can Be a Reality with the Right Equipment and Policy Updates, Pilot Suggests

EPR could spur the investments needed to upgrade MRFs to handle flexible plastics, but “you’ve got to figure out that last step,” said Flexible Packaging Association President and CEO Alison Keane. Curbside recycling for flexible...

Study Reveals Impact of EU Packaging Waste Regulations

As the European Union (EU) looks to adopt the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), a new in-depth study, merging data from various sources, finds that imposing strict reusable packaging targets by 2030 will severely...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter in Opposition to California’s AB 1290

The undersigned organizations, representing a cross section of manufacturers, consumer product companies, agriculture, food producers, restaurants, and others must respectfully oppose your AB 1290. The enactment of SB 54 (Stats. 2022), along with SB 343...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter in Opposition of Rhode Island H 5142/S 131 Relating to the High Heat Waste Facility Act of 2023

We the undersigned organizations representing industries and workers across Rhode Island respectfully request your opposition of H 5142/ S 131– High Heat Waste Facility Act of 2023. As currently written the bill includes several broad...

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