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.
‘Better Together’ Resonates Across Industry

‘Better Together’ Resonates Across Industry

What does “Better Together” mean to you? This was the question the Sterilization Packaging Man­ufacturers Council (SPMC®) posed to industry thought leaders during the lead-up to Sterile Packaging Day this spring.

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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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FPA Plans Membership Drive

FPA offers unparal­leled support to the flexible packaging industry—one of the fastest-growing segments in packaging—and you could be an essential part of that movement.

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Fact Sheet Explains Extended Producer Responsibility

Fact Sheet Explains Extended Producer Responsibility

Document Shareable With All Stakeholders

host of states have either passed or are strongly considering EPR legislation as it pertains to packaging, and it is important that everyone has a fundamental understanding of the topic.

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Industry Engagement Gains Momentum

Industry Engagement Gains Momentum

The Sterilization Packaging Manufacturers Council®’s work continues to advance through the development of industry white papers, active participation on national and global regulatory organizations, and an arsenal of 100 FAQs designed to help packaging professionals and engineers solve material challenges.

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EPA and FPA Share Similar Goals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published its National Recycling Strategy: Part One of a Series on Building a Circular Economy, which identifies strategic objectives and stakeholder-led actions to create a stronger, more resilient, and cost-effective recycling system.

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At Cal Poly, Students Learn by Doing

In this issue, we talk to Jay Singh, professor and packaging program director at the Orfalea College of Business at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, and Joongmin Shin, associate professor, industrial technology and packaging.

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