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FPA Leader Reflects on Her Tenure

FPA Leader Reflects on Her Tenure

Alison Keane Spent Eight Years With the Advocacy Organization

Alison Keane, the outgoing president and CEO of the Flexible Packaging Association, says one high point of her eight-year tenure was the ability of her “small but mighty” staff to tackle extender producer responsibility laws that have been gaining increasing traction among states nationwide.

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Political Action Committee Kicks Off Work at Crucial Time

Bipartisan FlexPAC™ will help the flexible packaging industry support candidates for federal and state offices. With the 2024 election season in full swing, it has never been more vital to understand the value of political engagement and the need to strengthen the flexible packaging industry’s political resources.

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ELC Education Committee Releases New Videos

ELC Education Committee Releases New Videos

The Education Committee of the Emerging Leadership Council of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) was formed to develop resources to empower FPA member companies to educate families and communities about the benefits of flexible packaging.

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What Makes Lubricants Sustainable?

What Makes Lubricants Sustainable?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines environmentally acceptable lubricants based on three criteria: biodegradability, toxicity to marine and aquatic life, and bioaccumulation. We’ll investigate each of these and look at some practical aspects that using bio-based lubricants can offer for packaging companies.

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State

State Legislatures Continue Work on Packaging Laws

With elections in November, states are feeling pressure to pass legislation on packaging. A continued concern exists about plastic pollution and toxins in the environment and interest in policies to address them via bans and extended producer responsibility.

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Rethinking Workforce Strategies

Rethinking Workforce Strategies

New Approaches Might Attract—and Keep—Talent, Experts Suggest

he flexible packaging sector is in the same bind as other industries when it comes to recruiting and retaining talent. But if it wants to solve its workforce challenges, leaders will need to take a more proactive approach.

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Using Sustainability Playbooks in R&D

Using Sustainability Playbooks in R&D

Science Group Worked With CTOs to Develop Detailed Guides

A forum for chief technology officers in 2022 launched its inaugural effort—a practical guide for research and development teams that are contributing to corporate net-zero goals. This year, the forum’s initiative accelerated with actionable insights on balancing sustainability with growth.

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Being Social

Being Social

New FPA Social Media Campaign Expands Reach

At the start of Earth Day/Month in April, the social media marketing partner for the Flexible Packaging Association began a concerted effort to reach broader audiences, expanding upon an online community that has been increasing steadily over the past few years. The new campaign—“Pro Planet: We Believe Every Day is Earth Day”—is a six-part series that will run into early 2025.

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