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.
National

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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Ashland Helps School In India

Ashland employees participated in several community outreach efforts during the pandemic, including staff in India who reconstructed a boys’ dormitory in a school.

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Polykar Donates Toward Pandemic Relief

Early in the pandemic, Polykar donated $50,000 to support critical responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the developing world. Polykar, which is based in Quebec, Canada, specializes in sustainable packaging solutions.

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SPMC®: A Deep History In Protecting The Public

Packaging Innovation and Security at Forefront of Work

FPA’s Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council (SPMC®) convenes on a regular basis with like-minded companies to develop consensus documents that benefit the entire industry. It’s an effective framework that has not wavered in nearly 30 years.

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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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Energy From Waste

Energy From Waste

Companies Create System Toward Circular Economy

The column titled “FPA’s Recycling Efforts Accelerate” in the May/June issue of FlexPack VOICE® discussed FPA’s work with The Recycling Partnership, as well as other initiatives, to improve recycling efforts nationwide.

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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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