FPA Submits Testimony in Support of House Bill 164 to Maryland’s House Environment and Transportation Committee

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to support HB164, which would require the Recycling Office of the Maryland Department of Environment promote and make recommendations to support market development for recycled products. FPA and its members are particularly interested in solving the plastic pollution issue and increasing recycling of solid waste from packaging. We believe that HB164 will help do just that. Flexible packaging is in a unique situation as it is one of the most environmentally sustainable packaging types, from a water and energy consumption, product to package ratio, transportation efficiency, and food waste and greenhouse gas emission reduction standpoint, but circularity options are limited. There is no single solution that can be applied to all communities when it comes to the best way to collect, sort, and process flexible packaging waste.

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