On Watch in Washington

On Watch in Washington

Federal Recycling Legislation Could Grab Attention in 2024

With 2024 being an election year, conventional wisdom would suggest that the elected leaders might concentrate more on the horse races than public policies this year; however, significant legislation has been working its way through Congress.

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Employee Owned

Employee Owned

CNG and Others Reflect on Business Models Where Employees Have an Ownership Stake

Advocates argue that an ownership stake spurs employees to take a more active role in creating value and driving profits. But it also reduces turnover and can be attractive to potential employees.

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‘Suitable for Framing’

‘Suitable for Framing’

Judges of the Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition Identify Winners for 2024

The judges focus on picking the winners in six categories: expanding the use of flexible packaging, technical innovation, sustainability, printing, shelf impact, and packaging excellence.

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Ohio Tech Hub to Invest in Sustainable Polymer R&D

Ohio Tech Hub to Invest in Sustainable Polymer R&D

Hub Official: ‘Flexible Packaging Is Very High on a Lot of Our Innovators’ Minds’

Participants include universities, research centers, local governments, and economic development agencies, as well as companies such as Avery Dennison, Avient, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Parker Hannifin, and Synthomer.

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National Recycling Measures Have Broad Business Support

National Recycling Measures Have Broad Business Support

Congress Expected to Continue Deliberations on Two Bills

Observers expect deliberations on the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act of 2023 and the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act to continue in 2024

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FPA Monitors Issues and Legislation Involving Food Waste

Food waste is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. The current goal set by the United Nations Global Compact, Paris Accord, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of Agriculture is to cut food waste and loss by 50% by 2030.

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FPA Reflects on 2023—A Year in Review

FPA Reflects on 2023—A Year in Review

While FPA was heavily engaged in several issue areas, including labeling standards, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and advanced recycling technologies, FPA’s highest priority remained extended producer responsibility legislation.

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SPMC® Examines Risks to Sterile Medical Packaging

It’s often said laws can have unintended consequences. When it comes to certain proposed environmental legislative initiatives, the consequences could severely compromise the safety of sterile medical device packaging.

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How to Make Sense of Sustainable Packaging

How to Make Sense of Sustainable Packaging

From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to the U.K. Plastic Packaging Tax and individual state guidelines, regulations bring challenges when it comes to the ability to quickly adapt.

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