FPA conducts important advocacy work at the federal and state levels. Read updates on current legislature that relates to the flexible packaging industry.
State
More States Ponder Packaging Policies

More States Ponder Packaging Policies

This year, more states are debating packaging issues. These debates, at times, are taking contrasting views over the role of producers in recycling systems and how requirements are developed.

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National
All Sides Agree: Workforce Issues Need Solutions

All Sides Agree: Workforce Issues Need Solutions

While aspects of the economy are in recovery, workforce issues are at a crisis point. Public and private entities, large and small companies are facing unprece­dented challenges in finding and retaining both entry-level and skilled workers as the labor force participation rate continues to decline.

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National
Looking Back / Moving Forward

Looking Back / Moving Forward

Biden Administration provides more clarity with priorities

The Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) federal advocacy efforts continue to advance to protect the priorities of the flexible packaging industry. “Flexible” has been the word of the year again, and efforts in Washington, D.C., continued to embrace this mantra.

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State
Expect Busy 2022 State Legislative Docket

Expect Busy 2022 State Legislative Docket

EPR, labeling, and recycling at the fore

If 2021 was a landmark year in terms of new packaging policy at the state level, 2022 likely will prove to be another precedent-setting year with the addition of several new state laws. Active conversations in at least a half dozen states indicate that the interest in new packaging policy has not waned and may be even larger.

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National
National Recycling Efforts Gain Support

National Recycling Efforts Gain Support

Congress Considers Numerous Proposals

A top legislative priority for the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) continues to be an unwavering commitment to advocate for a national strategy to improve, advance, and increase plastics recycling in the U.S. From the time the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress were first sworn in earlier this year, FPA has worked with our industry partners on efforts to advance a comprehensive strategic framework to implement legislation and regulations that will create a more circular economy for flexible packaging and all plastics.

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State

Maine and Oregon Pass First U.S. EPR Laws

2021 will go down as a landmark year in terms of new packaging policy at the state level. Maine and Oregon’s legislatures have now officially passed extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws for packaging sold or distributed in their states.

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State

State Legislative Agendas Narrow

Packaging Policies Debated Through Spring Sessions

The 2021 state legislative sessions have focused on key policies that will squarely impact the flexible packing industry, namely post-consumer recycling (PCR) for certain packages, recyclability labeling, and extended producer responsibility (EPR).

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State

2021 Off to a Fast Start

States Debating EPR, Recycled Content, and Labeling Bills

2021 began with a rush in many states to consider policies that will squarely impact the flexible packing industry.

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National
Washington Shifts to “New Normal” Schedule

Washington Shifts to “New Normal” Schedule

Former Recycling Priorities Back On Track

At this time a year ago, advocacy efforts in Washington were just starting to adjust to the realities of a pandemic-dictated virtual work environment and a mostly reactive emergency-based legislative agenda.

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National
FPA Plots Course with Biden Administration

FPA Plots Course with Biden Administration

Economic Recovery and Sustainability Top List

Now that the Biden/Harris Administration is in place and the 117th Congress officially underway, the Flexible Packaging Association is working to support several important legislative priorities. Alison Keane, FPA President and CEO, reached out to the new administration early in the transition to communicate the association’s desire to work with the Biden team on legislative […]

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State
State Elections Set Up a Busy 2021

State Elections Set Up a Busy 2021

This Could Be Watershed Year for EPR, Other Bills

State elections were hotly contested in 2020, and they were of equal importance to federal elections due to the census and redistricting in 2021 and 2022. Despite the millions of dollars poured into state campaigns, it was largely a status quo election. Only the New Hampshire House and Senate switched party control from Democrat to […]

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