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FPA Submits a Statement on the Record for the Committee on Environment and Public Works May 22, 2024, Hearing on Efforts to Improve Reuse and Recycling
06.13.2024

On behalf of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), I write to commend the Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) for its continued efforts to improve recycling across the U.S., including the May 22, 2024,...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter Opposing New York’s S 4246D/NY A 5322D - Packaging Reduction and Recycling Act
06.13.2024

We are writing to strongly oppose the newly amended Extended Producer Responsibility bill, S 4246D/A 5322D. These amendments won’t result in a thoughtfully crafted EPR bill. The bill will still result in problematic consequences for...

FPA Signs Coalition Veto Letter for Colorado’s SB 24-150
06.13.2024

The undersigned organizations respectfully request that you veto SB 24-150 for the following reasons. Specifically, this bill is scientifically inaccurate; would arbitrarily limit Colorado’s economic development programs and efforts to bring innovation and high-paying jobs...

FPA President & CEO Position Profile
06.13.2024

FPA Announces President & CEO Departure
06.13.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, announces that its long-serving President & CEO, Alison Keane, will step down from her position on August 1,...

USAID Egypt Letter
06.12.2024

The FPA was contacted by the Trade Reform and Development (TRADE) Project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Egypt. They are working on an initiative to foster the growth and expansion...

A Streamlined Life Cycle Assessment Comparison of Pet Food Packages
06.11.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) commissioned PTIS, LLC to look at providing a streamlined life cycle assessment (LCA) and report with descriptions of key environmental indicators based on a selection of different pet product package...

Flexible Packaging - Leading the Way in Packaging Innovation
06.11.2024

Technology and innovation created flexible packaging, and they continue to define it. Investment in modernizing the U.S. recycling systems will protect this packaging type and the vital products it protects. Flexible packaging is at the...

FPA Cost Earnings Survey 2024 Due June 28
06.11.2024

FPA Cost Earnings Survey 2024
06.05.2024

DoNotUse FPA Cost Earnings Survey 2024
06.05.2024

Cost Earnings Survey 2024

AWAVirtual™ Hosts M&A Executive Forum on the Packaging and Labeling Sector
05.15.2024

Alexander Watson Associates will organize the annual AWAVirtual™ Mergers & Acquisitions Executive Forum 2024 on June 4 for the Packaging & Labeling sector. The Forum brings together C-level executives, private equity firms, investment bankers, and...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to New Jersey’s S.208
05.13.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to NJ S.208 which directs the Department of Environmental Protection to establish an extended producer responsibility (EPR) mandate in the State of New Jersey.

FPA Signs Coalition Veto Request Letter for Colorado’s SB 24-150
05.13.2024

The undersigned organizations respectfully request that you veto SB 24-150 for the following reasons. Specifically, this bill: Is scientifically inaccurate; Would arbitrarily limit Colorado’s economic development programs and efforts to bring innovation and high-paying jobs...

FPA Opposes New York’s A 5322B
05.10.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is strongly opposed to NY A 5322B, which directs the Department of Environmental Conservation to establish a flawed Extended Producer Responsibility program in the State of New York.

FPA Signs Coalition Letter for California’s SB 54 Plastic Pollution Prevention & Packaging Producer Responsibility Act Draft Regulations
05.09.2024

The undersigned organizations (the “Coalition”) thank you for the opportunity to submit comments regarding CalRecycle’s Proposed Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act Regulations (the “Proposal”), along with its accompanying Initial Statement of Reasons...

FPA Submits Comments for California’s SB 54 Plastic Pollution Prevention & Packaging Producer Responsibility Act Draft Regulations
05.09.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting these comments on CalRecycle’s Draft Proposed Regulation Text for Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act Regulations (hereinafter referred to as “Proposed Regulations”). FPA recognizes that these...

Davis-Standard Sets Industry Benchmark with 100% Carbon-Free Electricity Across North American Facilities; Reinforcing our Steadfast Commitment to Sustainability
05.08.2024

Davis-Standard, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of extrusion and converting technology, is proud to announce a significant milestone in its sustainability journey. All of its North American facilities are now powered by...

ALLIEDFLEX® Technologies, Inc., Sarasota, FL, and IMA FILLSHAPE Standup Pouch Packaging Machinery, Bologna, Italy, Expand Their North American Sales and Marketing Agreement
05.06.2024

IMA Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A., Ozzano dell’Emilia (BO), Italy, announces that it has expanded its agreement with ALLIEDFLEX Technologies, Inc. as its North American Partner (including Canada and Mexico) for the Sales and Marketing of...

FPA Announces 2024 Board of Directors
05.01.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce the election of its 2024 Board of Directors. William (Bill) Jackson, Ph.D., Chief Technology...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter Sent to Congressional Leadership Regarding the Revised PM2.5
04.29.2024

The undersigned associations represent thousands of members that generate trillions of dollars in economic activity and employ millions of workers across this country. We urge you to pass a Congressional Review Act resolution to disapprove...

FPA Achievement Awards & Innovation Showcase
04.23.2024

FPA is pleased to present the 2024 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards & Innovation Showcase, which features flexible packaging solutions that meet expectations and needs through advancements in materials, graphics, structure, new uses, extended shelf life,...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter Opposing California’s SB 903 (Skinner)
04.23.2024

The undersigned organizations are writing to express our opposition to SB 903 (Skinner), legislation proposing to create a sweeping and complex new regulatory program at the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to regulate all...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter in Support of California’s SB 1231 (Allen)
04.17.2024

We represent a variety of producers and community leaders committed to achieving California’s recycling goals and are in strong SUPPORT of SB 1231 (Allen). In 2021, California passed SB 343 (Allen, Chapter 507, Statues of...

FPA Sends Letter in Support of Minnesota’s SF 3561
04.17.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to support SF 3561 The Packaging Waste and Cost Reduction Act, which will allow packaging producers to make critical investments in Minnesota’s recycling infrastructure. Initially, FPA opposed SF...

FPA Submits Comments to CalRecycle on the Preliminary Findings of CalRecycle’s SB 343 Material Characterization Study
04.12.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting these comments on the Preliminary Findings of CalRecycle’s SB 343 Material Characterization Study. According to the “internet research” that CalRecycle staff conducted to compile the jurisdiction section of...

FPA Submits Comments for the U.S. EPA’s Proposed Clarifications of Title V Federal Operating Permit Definition of “Applicable Requirements”
04.12.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) commends the EPA for proposing to clarify the Clean Air Act (“CAA” or “Act”) definition of “applicable requirements” in the Act’s Title V (T-V) Operating Permit Program. EPA’s purpose in...

FPA Submits a Statement on Record for the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Hearing on Examining Extended Producer Responsibility Policies for Consumer Packaging
04.11.2024

On behalf of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), I write to commend the Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) for its continued efforts to improve recycling across the U.S., including the March 6, 2024,...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter Opposing California’s SB 903
04.11.2024

The undersigned organizations are writing to inform you of our opposition to your SB 903, legislation proposing to create a sweeping and complex new regulatory program at the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Rhode Island’s H 7619
04.11.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to RI H 7619, which severely limits access to fresh food, particularly in underserved communities, by banning the sale of PVC and PVDC in Rhode...