Here you’ll find feel-good stories of volunteerism and humanitarian efforts spearheaded by members of the Flexible Packaging Association. These stories highlight how members give back to their communities and participate in charitable causes.

Lyondellbasell Holds Annual Global Care Day

LyondellBasell held its 21st Annual Global Care Day with a focus on food security in the fall, with more than 80 manufacturing facilities and office sites participating. The global event supported 87 organizations. The plastics, chemicals, and refining company said it recognized the need caused by COVID-19, so it doubled down on its efforts to support […]

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Lubrizol Surpasses 2020 Volunteering Goal with Global Day of Service

Lubrizol Corp. surpassed its goal of contributing 2,020 virtual volunteering hours to organizations in the communities it calls home. The Ohio-based company announced the goal at the early onset of COVID-19. On a single day, employees in the U.S., England, Germany, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, and UAE contributed over 700 volunteer hours. These efforts included […]

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Aquene Springs and Liquibox Partner to Help Navajo Nation

Aquene Springs and Liquibox Partner to Help Navajo Nation

For more than five years, Liquibox has provided bag-in-box bags to Aquene Springs—a North American supplier of source water. When the company approached Liquibox for help delivering emergency water to the Navajo Nation during the pandemic, Liquibox was ready to assist. Through a newspaper article, Michael Hobson, owner of Aquene Springs, noticed the devastating effect […]

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Nova Chemicals and Pregis Support Clean Water

NOVA Chemicals Corp., a producer of chemicals and plastic resins, and Pregis, a supplier of protective packaging solutions, are teaming up to support the Uzima Clean Water Mission. Uzima, an Atlanta-based charity, makes and donates water filters to help vulnerable, at-risk populations around the world gain access to clean water. NOVA Chemicals is donating film resins to […]

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ESKO DONATES SOFTWARE LICENSES

Esko made a multi-million-dollar, in-kind donation to support college and university students in their packaging engineering and technology studies.The global developer of integrated software and hardware solutions for the packaging, label, and wide-format sectors has extended its no-charge donation of software licenses to leading educational institutions across the U.S. “We strongly believe in investing in […]

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SIEGWERK PROVIDES MEALS

At the flexible packaging headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, Siegwerk employees normally participate in Meals from the Heartland, a nonprofit organization composed of volunteers who package meals for delivery to feed people around the world, as well as in the U.S. The meals include rice, soy protein, dried vegetables, and vitamins. During the pandemic, Siegwerk […]

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NOVOLEX DONATES MATERIALS TO CREATE FACE SHIELDS

In April, Novolex donated plastic sheets needed to make face shields to protect health care workers and other first responders as they tackled the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual face shields were cut from up to one-ton rolls of transparent polyethylene produced at Novolex manufacturing centers and then were affixed onto head harnesses at assembly points across […]

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MICHELMAN HOLDS ANNUAL DAY OF SERVICE

Michelman held its ninth Annual Commitment to Community Day in September, with more than 400 associates joining in to help during the pandemic. Staff safely volunteered their time at various charitable and nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S., Belgium, Luxembourg, Japan, Singapore, and China, the company says. Many volunteer activities were conducted outdoors while wearing masks […]

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Charity Work Goes Digital Because of Virus

American Packaging Corp. (APC) and its owners—the Schottland family—have long been involved with The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, founded by the late film star and philanthropist Paul Newman in Ashford, Connecticut.

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Novolex Workers Help With Beach Clean-Up

Novolex Workers Help With Beach Clean-Up

After Hurricane Dorian, more than 30 employees from Novolex’s Jacksonville manufacturing plant—plus their families—hit the beaches in September 2019. Part of a coastal cleanup day organized by the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, the workers at Novolex—an alliance member—collected debris using an app to track the type and amount of waste collected. “Beach cleanups are near and […]

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Liquibox Employees Step Up to Deliver Vital Supplies

Production employees at Liquibox’s Bangkok facility in Thailand wanted to go above and beyond and deliver something more than packaging for vital supplies during the early stages of the pandemic. They came up with the idea of making face shields for protecting medical personnel by using raw materials purchased from local businesses. During lunch and […]

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Berry Global Helps People With Special Needs

Berry Global holds events throughout the year to help people with special needs. For example, employees in Lewisburg, Tennessee, volunteered at the Special Olympics last year to help provide year-round training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.In Montgomery, Alabama, Berry Global workedwith the Arc of Eastern Elmore County. Berry’s Montgomery site created […]

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