FPA and the Product Stewardship Institute's Shared Elements of EPR Legislation for Packaging and Paper Products (PPP) Dialogue Summary

In October 2019, the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) and the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) launched a year-long dialogue on how to manage flexible packaging within a potential regulatory context. Those participating represented 18 FPA member companies, 20 PSI state and local government agencies from states that had introduced or were developing extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation, 2 statewide environmental groups, and 3 recyclers. PSI designed and facilitated the dialogue process, which included stakeholder interviews, five web-based calls, and a two-day in-person meeting. Through this process, FPA member companies, PSI member agencies, and other stakeholders learned about each other’s interests in managing flexible packaging, as well as unique challenges and opportunities, from manufacturing and design to post-consumer collection, reuse, and recycling.

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