Advocacy, volunteerism, and sustainability efforts are all showcased in this section. You’ll also find letters from FPA’s president, who offers her valuable perspective on those topics and more.

Facing Headwinds

With all the action on circularity and recycling infrastructure for packaging, it is easy to forget the additional challenges the flexible packaging industry is facing.

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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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Tracking Solvent Recycling

Tracking Solvent Recycling

Better Monitoring Equipment Can Improve Performance

Are you looking for a groundbreaking innovation to meet your environmental goals? How about a green technology that could revolutionize the sustainability of your operation?

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LyondellBasell Invests in Communities

Under the company’s “Advancing Good” philanthropy approach, LyondellBasell has made several investments within the communities where it operates around the world.

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Emerging Leadership Council Takes Off

Emerging Leadership Council Takes Off

ELC Committees Already Producing Results

The Emerging Leadership Council’s (ELC) mission is to establish a network of future leaders to drive issues and opportunities that have a long-term impact on the advancement of the U.S. flexible packaging industry.

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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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Sustainability, Social Media Efforts Ramp Up

As the packaging industry—particularly the plastic and flexible packaging industry—continues to face unprecedented levels of legislation around end-of-life management and full circularity, promotion of the many benefits of flexible packaging is more important than ever.

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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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LPS Industries, LLC Assists Frontline Workers

Early last year, LPS Industries’ CEO, Madeleine Robinson, made a financial donation to Fabulous Foods through the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, a pro-business trade organization.

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Polyplex Corp. Donates Worldwide

Polyplex Corp. Donates Worldwide

Polyplex Corp. donated money, food, supplies, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to community members, hospitals, and local governments in locations across its footprint.

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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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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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