Sustainable Packaging

Promoting the Sustainability Benefits and Value of Flexible Packaging

The flexible packaging industry produces innovative, sustainable packaging that offers significant value to product manufacturers, retailers, and consumers. As a leading voice in the sustainable packaging movement, the Flexible Packaging Association has committed significant resources to support flexible packaging sustainability. Through its ongoing research and initiatives, FPA  provides a greater understanding of the environmental advantages and benefits of flexible packaging among consumer product companies, retailers and consumers.

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Flexible Packaging Manufacturing, Distribution, and Use

  • Consumes less energy and fewer natural resources
  • Generates less CO2 emissions
  • Results in higher product to package ratio
  • Requires fewer trucks for transportation, using less fuel and creating less emissions
  • Provides many consumer conveniences:
    • Extended shelf life
    • Easy storage
    • Microwaveability
    • Recloseability