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FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Minnesota’s H.F. 3577
02.20.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is opposed to the current MN HF3577, which would establish an Extended Producer Responsibility program in the State of Minnesota but stands ready to strongly support an amended version.

FPA Position on PFAS Statements
02.20.2024

Many suppliers to the flexible packaging industry and converters of flexible packaging have received requests for blanket PFAS “free” representations or certifications. FPA continues to caution the industry on providing such assurances because they can...

FPA Opposes Maine’s LD 1660
02.20.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is strongly opposed to LD 1660 due to its negative effects on innovation, the environment, and your constituents. If advanced recycling is not considered to be a broader part of...

FPA Opposes Maine’s LD 1660
02.15.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is strongly opposed to LD 1660 to its negative effects on innovation, the environment, and your constituents.

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to New York’s A 5322B
02.15.2024

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 Submits Testimony in Opposition to Hawaii’s SB 2368
02.15.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to SB 2368, which directs the Department of Health to conduct a statewide recycling needs assessment in the State of Hawaii.

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Hawaii’s HB 1688
02.15.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to HB 1688, which directs the Department of Health to conduct a statewide recycling needs assessment in the State of Hawaii.

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Hawaii’s HB 2740
02.15.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to HB 2740, which gives the Department of Health a sweeping mandate to regulate what Hawaiians can import under the guise of a “zero waste...

FPA Submits Comments on the U.S. EPA’s Draft National Strategy to Reduce Food Loss and Waste and Recycling Organics
02.15.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting these comments on the Biden-Harris Administration’s above reference draft national strategy (herein after referred to as “Strategy”). FPA represents flexible packaging manufacturers and suppliers to the industry in...

FPA Signs Coalition Support Letter for Circular Action Alliance’s Application to be the Producer Responsibility Organization Pursuant to California’s Senate Bill 54 (Allen)
02.15.2024

The California Chamber of Commerce, local chambers of commerce and these undersigned state and national organizations, representing diverse businesses large and small from across California, strongly support the application of the Circular Action Alliance (CAA)...

FPA Signs Letter in Support of the False Claims Enhancement Act
02.15.2024

The undersigned organizations write in strong support of the bipartisan False Claims Enhancement Act, critical legislation which would end the questionable practice of applying inappropriate tariffs on private contracts for materials where no tariff is...

Verdafresh Welcomes Jeanne Skaggs to its Board of Directors
02.14.2024

Verdafresh, a leading provider of oxygen barrier for recyclable and saran-free flexible packaging, announced the appointment of Jeanne Skaggs to its Board of Directors today. Jeanne is an industry veteran with over 30 years...

FPA2024AnnualMeetingAgenda
02.12.2024

Sustainability in Packaging Returning to Chicago in March 2024
02.02.2024

Smithers, a leading provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services, is hosting the annual Sustainability in Packaging Conference in Chicago, IL this upcoming March 6-8, 2024. This leading packaging event regularly unites 300+...

FPA FlexForward® Conference - Call for Presenters
02.02.2024

The overall theme for the 2024 FlexForward® Conference is “sustainability.” So that we can provide our attendees with a variety of information on this topic, we ask that you complete the information requested below so...

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to New Hampshire’s HB 1630
01.10.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to HB1630, which purports to establish an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program for packaging and paper.

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Washington State’s HB 2049
01.10.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to HB2049, which purports to establish an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program for packaging and paper.

FPA Submits Testimony in Opposition to Washington State’s HB 1900
01.10.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is submitting testimony in opposition to HB 1900, which aims to prohibit the sale, distribution, and import of certain products marketed as recyclable unless the Department of Ecology determines that...

FPA 'Pulse of the Industry' Report, Q3 2023
12.13.2023

The focus of the report is principally short-term, looking at the third quarter 2023 versus the second quarter 2023 and versus the same period a year ago (third quarter 2022). Completion of the survey is...

FPA Signs AFT’s Coalition Letter to President Biden in Advance of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting
12.13.2023

At the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting on November 16-17 in San Francisco, we understand you will meet with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China. We believe this...

FPA Submits Comments on OSHA’s Proposed Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding OSHA’s Walkaround Representative Designation Process
12.13.2023

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is respectfully submitting comments on OSHA’s proposed Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM or Notice) regarding OSHA’s Walkaround Representative Designation Process (i.e., the proposed “walkaround rule”). FPA is a national trade...

FPA Submits Comments on EPA’s Proposed Reconsideration of the “Major MACT to Area Source (MM2A)” Regulation
12.13.2023

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is respectfully submitting comments on EPA’s proposed reconsideration of the “Major MACT to Area Source (MM2A)” regulation. FPA is a national trade association, established in 1950, comprised of manufacturers and...

FPA Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to the Air Electronic Emissions Reporting Rule (AERR)
12.13.2023

The Flexible Packaging Association (“FPA”) appreciates this opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the Air Electronic Emissions Reporting Rule (AERR) in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM” or “Notice”). FPA is a national trade...

FPA Signs AFT’s Coalition Letter for the Extension of Section 301 China Tariffs Exclusions and Four-Year Review
12.13.2023

On behalf of the undersigned members of Americans for Free Trade, we are writing to request that USTR provide an immediate extension for the limited tariff exclusions and COVID exclusions from the section 301 tariffs...

The DOC's So-Called “Circumvention” Decision Drives American Jobs Offshore
12.06.2023

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is gravely disillusioned in what can only be described as an intentional lack of awareness by the Department of Commerce (DOC), of the law, investigation data, and good policy in...

FPA Submits Testimony for the Joint Hearing on Packaging Reduction Before the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conversation and the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation
11.09.2023

The flexible packaging industry 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, food waste, and greenhouse gas...

FPA Signs Coalition Letter for California’s SB 54 Regulation Process for Packaging Materials That Have Unique Challenges to Comply with the Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act Supporting Document
11.09.2023

FPA Signs Coalition Letter for California’s SB 54 Regulation Process for Packaging Materials That Have Unique Challenges to Comply with the Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act
11.09.2023

The undersigned organizations, representing a diverse set of California packaging experts and businesses, are writing to ask CalRecycle to consider and adopt regulations necessary for covered materials that either cannot comply or otherwise present unique...

FPA/ChemPMC Annual Polypropylene Market Overview
11.01.2023

Prepared exclusively for FPA by Chemical & Polymer Market Consultants (ChemPMC), this report complements the presentation conducted by Esteban Sagel during FPA’s FlexForward® Conference in Kansas City, Missouri on October 12, 2023.

FPA Signs the National Foreign Trade Council’s (on behalf of the Tariff Reform Coalition) Comments Regarding the Notice of Proposed Rule Regarding Revisions of the Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusions Process
10.18.2023

The National Foreign Trade Council (“NFTC”) is pleased to provide the comments below on behalf of the Tariff Reform Coalition in response to the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) Federal Register notice Revisions of...